The V-chip issue got a little more complicated for me after Molly, an 11-year-old friend of ours who lives in New Jersey, confessed to her parents that she had been watching Martha Stewart on television.

Picture this: Molly's parents are off at their respective offices, under the assumption that their daughter is doing her homework--or at least taking in something broadening on the History Channel. She, meanwhile, is planted in front of the tube while Martha demonstrates how the fall foliage in your backyard can, with a little imagination, be transformed into the perfect centerpiece for that festive Sunday brunch.


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