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Julianna Margulies: 'My son doesn't watch TV during the week'

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Julianna Margulies at the 18th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards

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Julianna Margulies has revealed that she limits the amount of TV her son is allowed to watch.

The Good Wife star is mother to a 4-year-old son named Kieran Lindsay and worries about the negative effects that spending too many hours in front of the television may have on him.

Appearing on Anderson Cooper's chatshow Anderson, Margulies explained that she likes to encourage Kieran to pursue more intellectual activities that challenge his brain.

"During the week he's not allowed [to watch TV] and on weekends he's allowed one hour Saturday mornings and one hour Sunday mornings," she said.

"He loves books and he loves reading and he loves words. Television for little children is very dangerous because they become almost like robots. They sit there and they're not interacting."

Margulies added: "I want him to be exposed to some of it because I don't want him to be the one kid in the class who doesn't know what everyone is talking about. Because that was me and I felt very deprived."

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