Guest 1: Dr. William Lewis, Ear, Nose, and Throat surgeon at Children’s Hospital in Oakland, CA.

Topic: How sleep-disordered breathing affects children’s behavior and school performance.

Issues: Children with sleep-disordered breathing (SDB) miss more school, are more restless and inattentive, and are more likely to be chronically tired and obese; enlarged tonsils are frequently the culprit in SDB; new treatments that result in less-painful recovery and fewer complications. For more info, visit

Guest 2: Deborah Linebarger, Assistant Professor at the Annenberg School of Communications at the University of Pennsylvania.

Topic: The relationship between children’s development and television watching.

Issues: How kids can get out of summertime television habits and back into school mode; is there such a thing as good television? (yes); the “back-to-school television-watching pyramid” and how to implement it in your home.