Benefit of growing up in the 1970s before cable/satelite etc is
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My cable co. wanted me to get basic yesterday when I renewed my internet. I listened to his pitch then asked the rep. what do I get for this extra 10 dollars a month?
He said NBC, CBS, FOX, ABC, PBS and a few others.
I said no thanks, I will just keep my internet. With my rabbit ears I get those channels FOR FREE. LOL.
How ridiculous that they wanted you to pay for that, I get those channels, and a bunch of normally cable channels on my basement TV that isn't hooked up to cable, we don't even need the rabbit ears, it has some sort of internal antennae. I think that is the case with most newer digital TVs, you just have to scan for channels and a whole bunch of stuff is picked up.
I hate to think what it would have been like if we had had cable when I was a kid. Our whole family watched TV together and I watched things I never would have watched, I'm sure, if I had my own TV in my room and hundreds of choices. But I think I'm better off for the time spent with parents watching Carol Burnett, Mama's Family, Leave It To Beaver, I Love Lucy, Beverly Hillbillies, The Waltons, Lost In Space, Death Valley Days, Mutual of Omaha's Wild Kingdom, Disney movies, movies like The Wizard of Oz that were only on once a year and if you missed it, you had to wait till next year. And then the REAL cartoons, back when cartoons were good. My dad used to watch cartoons with us sometimes on Saturday morning. Now everyone sits in a different room with their own TV because they don't want to watch what everyone else is watching. It's kind of sad.
Tales From the Riverbank was so gentle and lovely compared to the stuff kids watch today. I watched some on youtube recently and they were as charming as ever.
We used to watch Police Woman,Columbo,The Mod Squad,Beretta,Rockford. Family was a good show for the time but it is just too slow moving to watch today. Loved Family Affair and Room 222.
Anybody remember the short-lived Texas Wheelers?
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