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Re: Dribble box

Nov 09, 1995 07:48 AM
by Liesel F. Deutsch

Re watching TV

My group at the local Library is just beginning to organize an event
for next Mar which is to be nationwide in Apr but March fits
our schedule better called TV -Off. We will contact families who
use the library scouting families & schools in our neighborhood to
participate in pledging not to look at TV for the 04 Thursdays in
Mar & do something else instead.

The literature we got from National TV - Off goes along with your
point of view Aki.

It says that TV can be addictive.
It states that some persons turn on the TV to make them feel better
& that TV does this for the moment but then makes you feel worse.
It says that TV impairs your imagination kids' social graces
reading abilities & attention spans.
Diversions during which one uses one's physical or intellectual
energy is much more satisfying than watching TV.

The mores kids learn from TV are horrendous.

American TV ads try to sell us something for every problem under
the sun. Advertisers aim more & more at children but with improbable
things like hotels & airlines. It seems children have a great deal of
potential influence over their parents' shopping habits.

I myself watch TV - the news & C-span which brings such things as our
Congress' Committee Meetings talks by notables of interest
Interesting press conferences & etc.
We also have 01 station that brings concerts & ballet. I watch that
sometimes. We also have a local station which I look in on that
discusses matters of interest to our town. Late at night when I want
to relax & have a laugh before I turn in I watch reruns of the old
sitcoms. That to me is constructive TV watching. The rest of it belongs
into the nearest garbage dump.


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