Answer: “Found that television helped children learn new words.” ML Rice and L Woodsmall. 1986. P. 437.
Comment: It all hinges on the word “learn.” Since the words are spoken, there is no spelling and no dictionary is available, so the words must be presented in context. I can understand learning new words from comic strips, but I’m dubious about TV. RayS.
Title: “Annotated Bibliography of Research in the Teaching of English.” RK Durst and JD Marshall. Research in the Teaching of English (December 1987), 422-443.