I'm not a parent so I'm really just looking for opinions on the "real" TV vs. cartoons debate. I know someone that has a 10 yr old son who loves to watch Cartoon Network. He doesn't watch anything inappropriate and his mother keeps an eye out on what he does watch. The main gripe she has is that he *only* wants to watch cartoons and not "real" TV. She says that a child needs to see how people interact and that cartoons do not provide such a foundation, whereas "real" TV does. So, she now makes him watch Charles in Charge and Dukes of Hazzard reruns in between his cartoons. I'm not trying to start any debates or anything, I'm just genuinly curious what some of you parents think about this.