Re: Fwd: Video discrimination

Philip Fryer (
Thu, 21 Jan 1999 14:46:42 -0500

Video discrimination is a bummer, but you know, I had a conversation just
today about cable television in which amazement was expressed over my
non-cable status. How could I be so disconnected?

I explained cable television viewing this way: there is much good on cable
channels, much of which should not be disparaged. The question is really
about leisure time. If you opt to subscribe to cable you choose to watch more
television. So the question is, do you wish to watch more television?

If you do then cable is for you. If there are children in your home the issue can
be very acute. If some folks are extending video viewing to no TV for a week, then we should not be surprised.

I think the habit of television viewing is behind the "turn off your TV" week.
This seems worthy to me, because it is about choice. We can always ignore
the message.