...and speaking of anniversaries...
Thu Jun 11 02:39:24 EDT 2009
Garrett Wollman wrote:
> I was going to say "well, I hope and expect that my mother will live
> that long", but she doesn't care, either. She doesn't identify with
> the local station at all -- for her, "CBS" is no different from "HG"
> or "Bravo", just a channel that she watches sometimes. I don't think
> she ever watches the local TV news.
It's the same with my 68 year-old father. Exactly the same.
This man, who grew up watching "3, 5 and 8", now has a full-blown
DirecTV HDTV setup...he mostly watches cable/satellite channels. I
can't remember the last time he watched local news.
If I gave him a test to name the local TV stations and their channels,
he MIGHT remember the historic 3, 5 and 8 (the Cleveland market's
historic NBC, ABC and CBS affiliates, 8 going to Fox in the New World
deal), but he'd have no idea of the call letters, and he wouldn't care.
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