Early TV

I Love Lucy

I Love Lucy (Photo credit: Thomas Hawk)

During the 1950s in Chicago, if my memory serves me correctly, we had our choice of four channels: CBS on 2, NBC on 5, ABC on 7 and WGN on 9. Most shows were 30 minutes long and most people watched the hit shows, like I Love Lucy at 7:00 pm on Monday nights. Now there are so many channels that most people are watching different shows. My point is that in the early days of television, TV united us culturally while today TV is a divider.

Shameful

I think that it is shameful that two shows on Comedy Central, The Daily Show and Colbert Report,

Stewart with correspondents (from left to righ...

Stewart with correspondents (from left to right) Samantha Bee, Aasif Mandvi, Jason Jones, John Oliver and Rob Riggle (2008) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

provide better information on the state of our politics than do the three major networksNBCABC and CBS.