People that blame violence and crime on televisionreally are looking at it the wrong way. These problems start in the home with bad parenting. Yes a parent letting a 3 year old watch "Scarface" is a terrible idea, but I see no problem letting kids watch age appropriate TV with moderation. There are so many educational shows on TV designed for younger viewers that a wise parent will use these shows to help their child learn.
Parent should not raise their kids without TV. There are many shows on TV that have a huge benefit to a kids learning. While it is up to the parent if they want to allow their kids to watch TV or not, I believe that it would limit their kids education.