Actor William Baldwin refuses to buy a TV for his family home because the "avalanche" of bad shows on air makes it difficult for him to monitor what his children can and can't watch.
The Gossip Girl star and his singer wife Chynna Phillips have managed to bring up their three young kids, ranging in age from six to 10, without having a TV around the house - and Baldwin insists on keeping it that way as long as possible.
He says, "I have monitors and we watch DVDs and stuff and download off of (movie rental service) Netflix but I don't have a television.
"It's sort of strange that I'm in the television business and I don't have a television. There's more good stuff happening on TV than in the history of TV but there's like an avalanche of bad stuff and it's tough to police, it's a full time job. It just takes that one mistake..."