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Tuesday: Frontline looks at kids and the Internet in "Growing Up Online." Plus: What did you think of "Life After People" on Monday?

By Salon Staff

Published January 22, 2008 11:00AM (EST)

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Frontline's "Growing Up Online" (9 p.m. EST on PBS, check listings) explores the growing trend among teenagers and children to socialize, play games, meet new friends and develop separate identities on the Internet. While kids see their online dalliances as a normal part of everyday life and consider themselves capable of ignoring dangerous strangers and sexual predators, parents are understandably fearful about the potential for the kids to get into trouble or expose themselves in ways that they'll regret later in life. Interviews and anecdotes indicate that online bullying is a serious problem for many kids, and the report exposes one heartbreaking case of teen suicide that seemed to be caused in part by excessive online harassment. This detailed and harrowing report not only outlines the widening gap between parents' and kids' perceptions of online interactions, but it highlights the misgivings, disappointments and hopes of both sides.


Serious Oscar addicts will be up early today to watch the "Academy Award Nominations" (8:30 a.m. EST on ABC, NBC and CBS). The mean-spirited audition phase of "American Idol" continues tonight at 8 p.m. on Fox, followed by a repeat of "House" from earlier in the season, in which House is asked to finally choose his team of abuse-loving underlings (9 p.m. EST on Fox). A new episode of "Life on Mars" airs at 9 p.m. EST on BBC-America, and Bravo's "The Millionaire Matchmaker," a reality series about a matchmaker for the filthy rich, premieres at 11 p.m. EST.

Friday night

What did you think of "Life After People" on Monday? Go here to discuss.

On the talk shows

Regis and Kelly

ABC, 9 a.m. EST

Ringo Starr, Michael Kors, the winners of "The Amazing Race"

The View

ABC, 11 a.m. EST

Clay Aiken, Julie Benz

Ellen DeGeneres

Syndicated, check local listings

Kellie Pickler, Selena Gomez

Oprah Winfrey

Syndicated, check local listings


Charlie Rose

PBS, check local listings


Larry King

CNN, 9 p.m. EST

Dr. Jan Adams

Jon Stewart

Comedy Central, 11 p.m. EST


Stephen Colbert

Comedy Central, 11:30 p.m. EST


David Letterman

CBS, 11:30 p.m. EST

Sen. John Edwards, Diablo Cody, Josh Ritter

Jay Leno

NBC, 11:35 p.m. EST


Tavis Smiley

PBS, check local listings

Douglas Frantz, Catherine Owens

Jimmy Kimmel

ABC, 12:05 a.m. EST


Conan O'Brien

NBC, 12:35 a.m. EST

Sean Hayes, Cheap Trick (repeat)

Craig Ferguson

CBS, 12:35 a.m. EST

Tony Shalhoub, Becki Newton

Contributors: Megan Doll, Molly Eichel, Heather Havrilesky, Amy Reiter

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