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A Restaurant Guy

“I’ve told so many people that [Restaurant Guys Radio] is basically Car Talk for Food, and I mean that in the most positive way. I don’t know how often you guys listen to Car Talk but that’s quite a compliment.” >> Listen: hi | lo

--Charlie Trotter

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Stage Left
Catherine Lombardi
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Advertising to Kids

Did you know that the FTC has no regulations or guidelines pertaining to advertising to children? Restrictions were removed in 1980. So the FTC can regulate advertising to adults but does not have any restrictions for advertising to children. What is wrong with us? The Guys discuss the situation at length. Studies have shown that children cannot tell the difference between Sponge Bob and Captain Crunch. Currently the industry is self -regulated under the Children's Advertising Review Unit (CARU), an organization that can make recommendations but cannot enforce anything. Senator Tom Harkin of Iowa sites this group as an example of how not to self-regulate. This group doesn't even believe that there is any such thing as junk food: It’s all about responsible eating. Yeah, right.

Podcast Date: 7/29/2005


The Restaurant Guys

Who Are The Restaurant Guys? Every week, Francis Schott and Mark Pascal host the Restaurant Guys, a show that's as informative as it is fun. Francis and Mark own Stage Left Restaurant in the heart of New Brunswick's theatre district, and, along with their expertise in a wide range of fine dining and wine matters, they bring to the table humor and intelligent conversation, perfect for the midday listener. The show includes discussions and interviews with famous chefs, restaurateurs, wine and food writers, critics; and the Guys even give stuff away occasionally.