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Old 04-24-2015, 03:44 PM
 
Location: Cochise County, AZ
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Speaking of remotes, that was one "modern day" appliance that my father absolutely adored. He'd fall asleep in his chair watching TV but if someone tried to sneak it out to change the channel or used a different remote to change the channel, he would immediately wake up
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Old 04-24-2015, 03:55 PM
 
Location: Tennessee
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I have a bazillion channels. I just watch what I like, the same as I did before I retired. I don't understand trashy TV so I don't watch it. I don't watch reality shows because I don't like relationship (not necessarily romantic) chit chat/small talk or psychobabble but then again, I don't like that in real life, either which is why I don't go to parties. I never watch sitcoms, late night talk shows or ESPN, either. Pretty much stick to dramas, movies, news and documentaries. Recently watched the two part documentary on Frank Sinatra.
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Old 04-24-2015, 10:36 PM
 
Location: Lakewood OH
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Speaking of remotes, that was one "modern day" appliance that my father absolutely adored. He'd fall asleep in his chair watching TV but if someone tried to sneak it out to change the channel or used a different remote to change the channel, he would immediately wake up
My dad had a remote control system way back in the 50's. It was called "his kids."
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Old 04-25-2015, 01:47 AM
 
Location: Cochise County, AZ
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I seldom watch any TV. A few minutes of early a.m. news sometimes - I prefer to listen to old time rock n roll radio. When I do watch, I will watch a few of the DYI shows. Even though we have 200+ channels, there's only 3 or 4 that even have the old movies (30's / 40's). I'm sure I could easily go without watching TV.

Loved the psychobabble comment!
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Old 04-25-2015, 03:04 PM
 
Location: Lakewood OH
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In my former city, I got OTA TV with my analog TV set, indoor antenna and a converter box. I was happy with the old TV shows I got to see. When I moved, I couldn't pull in any stations so I had to get cable in order to get reception. Boo. I have just the minimum channels because that's all I like to watch.

If I see something is interesting on HBO or one of those channels, I just wait until Netflix has the DVD to rent. They eventually do. I just don't get TV having all that much influence on anyone. It's never been more than entertainment for me although there are some good programs that have information as opposed to just plain escapism. But people should be able to differentiate between them.

I mean, come on. No one watches Jerry Springer for the educational value, do they?
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Old 04-25-2015, 04:46 PM
 
Location: SoCal desert
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Media Sensationalism - How Do Retirees Feel About It?
I ignore it.
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Old 04-25-2015, 04:52 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles>Little Rock>Houston>Little Rock
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I don't know anyone who watches daytime TV with the exception of my sister who watches The Chew (a cooking show).
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