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.
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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