Monday, October 23, 2017
No, no. Not the pay as you go stuff, with 200 channels to pick from, but the old fashioned box with maybe a remote and maybe not, where it actually had an on/off switch and a channel finder...it was free, if you wanted a program you changed the channel without bothering with a menu or 200 choices.
You had a TV Guide.
You had series, and reruns, old movies, Sesame Street, the Muppet Show, All in The Family, Dr. Who, Saturday Night Live. You could watch Walter Cronkite, or Peter Jennings, and trusted them. Jay Leno, Johhny Carson. Awful quiz programs, local broadcasts. Championship golf. Bowling, for god's sake. It still feels weird to go to bed without a nightly dose of late news...
And as one friend said, "I can't watch TV unless I have something good to read!" I can't knit unless the TV is on. No, I can't knit in front of the computer, and I can't knit without something else to watch at the same time.
I miss it.
Posted by mittens at 8:07 PM