April 8, 2010
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April 29, 2005 |
Editor's note: This week, through Sunday, is TV Turnoff Week (www.tvturnoff.org). Families are encouraged to substitute playing, reading, creating and interacting for some of the more than 1,000 hours a year kids spend with SpongeBob SquarePants, Dora the Explorer, and other fantasy friends. Here is one writer's thoughts on our love-hate relationship with TV. So many channels. So many choices. So little time. I'll bet my remote control that there are many more people who feel this way than will dare to admit it. Why do Americans have such a contentious and schizophrenic approach to television?
May 5, 1987 |
If a quick survey of public opinion in Center City this morning is any indication, the TV networks won't be setting any ratings records by broadcasting the congressional hearings on the Iran-contra affair. More than half of 25 people surveyed by the Daily News were either totally unaware of the hearings or had only a vague idea that the hearings were beginning. "I heard something about it on the radio this morning," said a middle- aged man stopped by a reporter on Market Street near 8th. "I have no comment.
August 26, 1998 |
As a reading specialist, Valerie Denton works with children who struggle to understand the written word. Her students often have short attention spans and difficulty making decisions. A major reason, Denton believes, is too much television viewing. "Parents don't always see what happens to children who spend a lot of time watching television. They don't recognize how it hurts their ability to learn," said Denton, who works for the Wallingford-Swarthmore School District. "I've talked to parents about it. Some are apathetic.
January 25, 1988 |
If you tune in at 8 tonight to Channel 12, you will see a pulsing image with several horizontal lines going through it. That the image looks like a piece of avant garde art is not strange, because it is a copy of the first image 60 years ago of that most avant garde of arts, television. "Televison avant garde?" you smirk. Well, yes, in the strictest sense of the phrase, since where but in television have we fashioned as many images to hurt, inspire, outrage and thrill us before any other medium could?
April 21, 1998 |
Chance circumstances converted Malcolm Bonner, a mild-mannered 46-year-old Temple University administrator, into a zealous campaigner urging African American high school students to shut off their TVs before it's too late. Back in 1995, Bonner was browsing at Borders in Chestnut Hill when he came upon Four Arguments For the Elimination of Television by renegade advertising executive Jerry Mander. The book has had a cult following that has kept it in print since it first came out more than 20 years ago, despite a prolix prose style and tendentious left-wing viewpoint that make it a tough read.
March 28, 2005 |
Jane King Hall, 92, of Wyndmoor, who made commercials and cohosted talk shows in the early days of television, died March 21 at her home. Mrs. King began her broadcasting career making radio commercials for 50 cents a minute in Albany, N.Y. She later appeared in a weekly radio drama, The Newlyweds, in Albany, and acted on radio programs in Hartford, Conn. In 1937 she moved to Philadelphia, where she made radio commercials, modeled, and did commentary for fashion shows sponsored by Strawbridge & Clothier and John Wanamaker.
August 27, 2011
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October 29, 1986
Television - which once did such a great job of entertaining with its dramas, comedy hours, family-oriented programming and musicals, has certainly taken a turn for the worse. I'm afraid the patient has died. Television does influence the viewers with the various lifestyles it depicts, and I have found myself watching less and less. The daytime soaps are featuring more profanity each day, and some of the better evening shows (Cheers and St. Elsewhere) have even, for no reason at all, taken to using profanity.