On Thu, Feb 03, 2011 at 10:29:44AM -0500, Thomas Ward wrote:
> Sad but true. I think one of the reasons commercials were better back
> in the early days of television is simply because the major television
> networks CBS, NBC, ABC, etc gave each company a 30 second time slot to
> say there piece and be done with it.

[My Reply:]
        Yeah, a good third of the time allotted for commercials is now 
1/3rd on some stations.  I was watching Smallville with a sighted 
friend, because he would describe the action to me.  While he was 
sitting there, telling me what was going on in the show, I was still 
watching commercials, the station I was watching having chopped a good 7 
minutes out of the program.  After that, I simply stopped watching, 
wrote a nasty letter to the station, and never looked back.  Now I don't 
watch TV at all.


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