RE: TV Turn-Off

Mary Gontarek --- Owatonna Public Library (
Wed, 27 Jan 1999 13:57:03 -0800 (PST)

I work in a public library and regularly see people walk out the door with
armloads of Harlequin Romances and Westerns. Am I to assume that this is
a better use of one's time than watching TV? Give me the boob tube anytime!
Actually, I'm one of the average library users who reads, watches videos,
listens to books on tape and CD's, uses the internet and, in general, tries
to use the limited free time I have to stay on top of "pop" culture. What
time is left over at the end of a long day is sometimes in front of the
television, catching a Seinfeld rerun or snoring! I seem to recall a recent
survey that said television is often used as a stress reliever. That said,
I'm going on record to say that I like watching T.V.! Of course, I do own
a remote control and watch what I please. Thank God, the culture police
haven't yet figured out a way to automatically switch my episode of "Star
Trek" to "Lucia di Lammermoor"!
Mary Gontarek
Media Specialist
Owatonna Public Library
Owatonna, MN 55060