|Re: COHOUSING & TV||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: Diana Steele (d-steeleuchicago.edu)|
|Date: Fri, 11 Apr 1997 13:54:50 -0500|
Rant on! I'm really enjoying this thread. My television is in the basement, dragged out and plugged in only when we have cohousing orientation sessions and want to show the great RMCA video. All of the "favorite programs" anyone has mentioned are public television productions. My dream world: PBS will start its own super-cable company. Subscribe and you get one channel only, PBS. Think of the money PBS would make to support its programs! And you wouldn't have to watch all the other mindless drivel (and most heinous of all, the advertising that goes with it). As long as there is commercial television on my cable, my television will stay where it belongs, under wraps. [Anybody who thinks that consumer demand affects television programming is right, but the consumers are not the audience. The consumers are the advertisers who are paying for the program. Those who watch the programming have no control over something that they are not paying for. If Sue Conklin owned McDonald's, she might conceivably have some influence. The rest of us should just turn off our televisions. --Peter Thomas, my fiance, thomas [at] math.uchicago.edu] Diana ________________________ Diana Steele Woodlawn Cohousing Community Chicago, IL d-steele [at] uchicago.edu Urban cohousing on the South Side--sponsored by Woodlawn Development Associates, "Rebuilding community from the inside out."
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