Turning off TV for a week: It's not just for the boob tube anymore

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Remember TV-Turnoff Week? It is no more. It is now called Screen-Free Week. Organizers of the annual weeklong voluntary blackout of TV recognize that TV isn't the only screen where children -- and adults -- go for mindless entertainment. In fact, when Billy Crystal can joke during the Oscars about people watching movies on their cellphones, you know the phenomenon is no longer a phenomenon and has instead entered the mainstream.

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