TV and Today's Lifestyle

John Reynolds, director of sales and marketing with TiVO, and Rebecca Hagelin, vice president of The Heritage Foundation, give some practical suggestions for making television viewing more family friendly.

Drs. Daniel Acuff and Robert Reiher challenge parents to limit the media consumption of their children. View Show Notes →
John Reynolds and Rebecca Hagelin give some practical ideas for making television viewing more family friendly. View Show Notes →

Meet Series Guests

Daniel Acuff

After 20+ years as a consultant, writer and creative, Dr. Daniel Acuff has amassed a "library" of Film Scripts, Fiction and Non-Fiction Books, Children's Stories and Products, and Poetry.

Dr. Acuff has been in pursuit of personal and spiritual growth and transformation throughout his adult life. He has participated in and directed a wide variety of seminars and courses including the EST Training, the Forum, Landmark seminars, Lifespring, Insight, The Intensive Seminars, The Miracle of Love, and Meditation courses.

Dr. Acuff has been a seminar leader, speaker, radio host, and Master of Ceremonies in front of thousands at a wide variety of conferences and events around the globe. He has presented seminars and lectures on subjects including Personal Growth, Personal Effectiveness, Transformation, Relationships, Communication, Marketing, and Breakthrough Thinking.

Dr. Acuff has a Masters degree in Spiritual Psychology and a Ph.D. in Social and Philosophical Foundations of Education.

In addition to his many commitments to adults, Dr. Acuff has created a variety of concepts/programs for children all with the intent of enhancing their happiness and creativity–and specifically to assist them in making better choices in their lives.

Dan has three children and two grandchildren. He lives in San Gabriel, California.

Robert Reiher

Dr. Reiher is a media psychologist and Founder and President of E Smart Choice. Robert combines a broad range of experience and training from a variety of fields, including the areas of media, experimental, educational and clinical psychology, business, education, entertainment, and personal development. He has been actively involved as a teacher, professional musician, researcher, counselor, and media consultant for the past 25 years.

Dr. Reiher is currently completing the first two books written on the topic of entertainment psychology. Innertainment - The Psychology of Entertainment and its Impact on the Human Spirit is a research and brain based study of entertainment’s influence on human development. The E-Smart Alternative, How Parents Can Enrich Their Children through Entertainment is a practical hands-on book to assist parents in making enriching entertainment choices for their children.

Robert received his Master’s degree in Experimental Psychology and combined this background with a Ph.D. in Educational Psychology at the University of Southern California, specializing in human development and social psychology. Dr. Reiher has conducted research in Attribution Theory and cognitive psychology and is published in several journals including the Journal of Psychology.

Rebecca Hagelin

Rebecca Hagelin is a public speaker on the family and culture and the author of the new best seller, 30 Ways in 30 Days to Save Your Family. Rebecca and her husband, Andy, have been married for over twenty years and are parents of three teenagers. They reside in the Washington, DC area.