The big advertisements on television right now is that if you don’t have a digital television by February 2009, you will lose your signal unless you get a converter box. They tempt you of course with a rebate to offset the cost of a converter, but then again, there aren’t too many shows on television worth watching these days anyway so I might just let the television watching go extinct effective February 2009.
The kids (all under age ten) go to bed by 7:30pm anyway so they aren’t used to watching TV later in the evening (nothing morally acceptable on at that time anyway - we don’t have cable so we don’t have family friendly shows to chose from).
I got added confirmation of my thoughts on this the other day. I was watching the national news and during a commercial advertising 20/20 for later than evening, they had a promo to see what people’s reactions would be to same-sex couples kissing in the park. My young daughter saw the promo and gave a strange look on her face when she saw two women kissing on a park bench. 5:30pm is too late for watching TV as well apparently. :mad:
There really isn’t much worth watching on television anymore. My wife and I can rent videos that are appropriate for movie time for the kids. The whole television culture has gotten too far out of hand.
Does anyone agree?
(This decision of course is pending spousal mutual agreement )