Reality TV World People News   Ratings News   Scheduling News   Application News   Spoiler News
Show Updates   Features & Interviews   Image Gallery   Message Boards   Shows Listing

HOME > OTHER ENTERTAINMENT NEWS > Television NEWS

American Academy of Pediatrics demands ABC pull 'Eli Stone' debut


UPI News Service, 01/28/2008 

The American Academy of Pediatrics said it is demanding ABC cancel its premiere episode of "Eli Stone" because it incorrectly links vaccinations and autism.

ADVERTISEMENT
The opening installment of the series, which is set to debut Thursday, features a lawyer who argues in court that a vaccine caused a child's autism, The New York Times reported.

While the show includes statements that science has refuted any link between autism and vaccines, the episode's conclusion delivers a contrary impression with a jury awarding a mother $5.2 million, leaving audiences with the idea that vaccines do cause autism, the AAP said.

"A television show that perpetuates the myth that vaccines cause autism is the height of reckless irresponsibility on the part of ABC and its parent company, The Walt Disney Co.," Renee R. Jenkins, president of the AAP, said in a statement. "If parents watch this program and choose to deny their children immunizations, ABC will share in the responsibility for the suffering and deaths that occur as a result. The consequences of a decline in immunization rates could be devastating to the health of our nation's children."

The AAP said no scientific connection has been established between vaccines and autism.


DISCUSS AND COMMENT ON THIS STORY
Reality TV World now offers Facebook Comments on our stories. To post a comment, log into Facebook and then 'Add' your comment. To report spam or abuse, click the 'X' in the upper right corner of the comment box.


Get more Reality TV World! Follow us on Twitter, like us on Facebook or add our RSS feed.


Copyright 2008 by United Press International








Take Our User Survey





Page generated in 0.018548011779785 seconds
About Reality TV World   •   Advertise on Reality TV World  •   Contact Reality TV World  •   Privacy Policy   •   RSS Feed