Invoice and Hillary Clinton had a strict 30-minute time restrict on their daughter Chelsea Clinton’s weekday TV watching. Nonetheless, this rule was relaxed significantly on the weekends. Like many ’80s and ’90s youngsters, Chelsea indulged in all of the Saturday morning cartoons. Invoice and Hillary additionally confirmed adaptability in regard to guidelines as their daughter grew up. As a teen, Chelsea efficiently advocated for the half-hour prolonged to an hour so she might benefit from the weekly drama “ER.”
Moreover preserving a detailed eye on Chelsea’s TV watching, the Clintons have been vigilant about media portrayals of their baby. Hillary as soon as contacted “Saturday Evening Stay” to protest a sketch the place actor Julia Sweeney depicted Chelsea onscreen. “SNL” later issued an apology to Chelsea after a distinct sketch criticized the then-teen’s look. Invoice was additionally outspoken about Chelsea being scrutinized by the media. “I believe you gotta be fairly insensitive to make enjoyable of an adolescent baby,” the then-president-elect knowledgeable Folks in December 1992, per The Washington Publish.
Surprisingly, though her TV time was monitored, Chelsea’s laptop time was unrestricted. “I performed the Carmen San Diego and Oregon Path video games, usually with my dad beside me, for tons of of hours,” the previous first daughter writes within the ahead of “Speaking Again to Fb.” Maybe this limitless game-playing was resulting from Invoice and his daughter’s mutual enjoyment — as Chelsea writes, “Media consumption, like meals, was a shared household expertise.”