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http://mediadecoder.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/11/10/in-americans-daily-diet-nearly-five-hours-of-television/?scp=10&sq=television&st=cse

I found this article from November 10th at nytimes.com –

What was interesting to me wasn’t necessarily the article itself but the comments on it. The first is skeptical of the Neilson system of constructing statistics, and the second makes a point about how affordable TV is in comparison with live entertainment. The second poster writes that wealthier people watch less TV. I’d like to know where he gets his statistics from too. It seems to me that TV in some shape or form is readily available for the majority of the population here in the capitalist west. People across class, racial, and gender divisions consume televised programming, I would like to think, in a fairly equivalent way. While different people seek out different things from TV, and variant lifestyles affect watching habits, the TV is a major part of all western culture and I find it hard to believe that wealthy people are any different. Just wanted to point that out –

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