"News at six, film at eleven". For those of you who are too young to remember (First, let me give you my condolences because that means you didn't know America when she was a better country), it took until eleven o'clock for the news to get a film up to illustrate whatever news stories they covered at the dinner hour.
Maybe they had news at noon, too, I don't remember. And maybe five and six pm, but then it was OFF until later at night. People walked, read, did homework, spent time with each other and watched entertaining television that wasn't reality shows, raunchy sitcoms, etc.
Since then, all the many news programs must have advertising money so they have news on all day and they cash in from advertisers. My opinion is that this is choking us. I don't know about you, but as much as I hate to hear a little girl's been abducted in Mississippi, or a 21 year old woman disappeared coming out of a New York bar and hasn't been seen since, I don't want to know about it. I have enough on my mind. You do, too. I think it wears at us...erodes us............puts us on edge. As if life in America today wasn't bad enough.
For those of you who'll say "Just turn off your TV," that's not the point of my post. The point is I think there's too much news and that all networks seem to squeeze every minute that they can out of every story and I think that's unhealthy for a society.
While we're on it, is there a wonderful old entertaining TV show you'd like to see back on the air? Funny, I wrote this post a few days ago (and even posted it and got a few comments but then saved it again), then decided to post it Wednesday morning and had received this today...which I figured kind of illustrates entertaining TV!....enjoy...but I would still like to know if you agree about the TV NEWS situation... do you feel like "Enough already!"?