Home
Loading
  Letters to the Editor     About Us     Contact Us    
National Turn-Off-Your-TV Week

A belated notice.


by Mark D. Johnson
April 25, 2003

Bookmark and Share


National Turn-Off-Your-TV Week_Mark D. Johnson-A belated notice. This week has been National Turn-Off-Your-TV Week, during which the American public is encouraged to leave the television off or at least cut back on viewing and pick up a book, spend time outside, and generally discover what you've been missing while wasting time watching the likes of "Joe Millionaire."

I'm a little late in informing you of this nation-wide event, but really, you could conduct the experiment during any week you like. I happen to be on vacation this week, so my viewing has indeed been cut back, but I'm hoping I programmed my VCR right. Many of you will choose to have close to a television-free summer. Summer is a great time to take a break from TV -- this summer in particular, when no less than two dozen new reality shows will clutter the schedule.

Thursday of this week marked the beginning of the annual "May Sweeps," during which the networks air their best stuff in effort to grab the biggest piece of the ratings pie. Lots of hype. Lots of can't-miss season finales.

One show of note is Sunday's Hallmark Presentation on CBS, "A Painted House," based on John Grisham's best-selling semi-autobiographical novel (9 PM EDT). Grisham is said to be very happy with the movie adaptation.

It's back to vacation for me. Someone let me know when it's National Turn-Off-Your-Computer Week.

(0 Comments)
Post a Comment

Send Us Your Opinion
(Comments are moderated.)
Your Name:*


Your E-Mail Address:*
(Confidential. Will not be published.)


Location:


Comments:*
Note: In order to control automated spam submissions, URLs are no longer permitted in this form.



  Printer-Friendly

Bookmark and Share


EMAIL ALERTS
Sign up to receive an e-mail notice when new articles by this author are published. Your address remains confidential, and you may cancel at any time. A confirmation email will be sent.

Your e-mail address:
National Turn-Off-Your-TV Week
po Books
Now Available!

Teachings of a Three Year Old... Turned Tyke,
by Hal Evan Caplan.

A father learns from the wisdom of his toddler.

More Information.

More by Mark D. Johnson
An Interview with Greg Asimakoupoulos
Greg talks about his new book, Sunday Rhymes & Reasons.
by Mark D. Johnson, 7/8/09
An Interview with Dear Jon
Upon release of his first book.
by Mark D. Johnson, 7/21/08
Tales of Profundity: Life on Mars
Comic
by Mark D. Johnson, 10/20/07
Tales of Profundity: The Power of Prayer
Comic
by Mark D. Johnson, 9/24/07
Kurt Vonnegut Remembered
Farewell to a true original.
by Mark D. Johnson, 4/16/07
Coping with Reality TV
Reversing the downward spiral of unscripted television.
by Mark D. Johnson, 1/30/05
Back from Hiatus
Four new shows bring much-needed variety to television drama.
by Mark D. Johnson, 10/31/04
» Complete List (85)


Recently Published
View Article The Kingdom Restored
How King Jesus deposed an imposter called death
by Greg Asimakoupoulos, 4/18/14
A Personal Look at Palm Sunday
What the eyes of faith reveal
by Greg Asimakoupoulos, 4/11/14
Paying college athletes?
Unleash the boosters and allow athletes to market themselves
by James Leroy Wilson, 4/8/14
The Tulips Trumpet an Easter Tune
The Skagit Valley offers hope to the heartbroken of Oso
by Greg Asimakoupoulos, 4/4/14
Ryan Braun's Standing O
Is playing by the rules still important?
by James Leroy Wilson, 4/1/14
A Prayer for Oso
Calling on the Creator for those impacted by the mudslide
by Greg Asimakoupoulos, 3/28/14
Clueless Leadership
How hierarchy leads to bad outcomes in sports and politics
by James Leroy Wilson, 3/25/14

Get the Partial Observer's
'recently published' headlines via RSS.


RSS Feed for Recently Published PO Articles    What is RSS?

Reproduction of original material from The Partial Observer without written permission is strictly prohibited.
The opinions expressed by site contributors do not necessarily reflect those of the editors.
Copyright ©2000-2014 partialobserver.com. All rights reserved.
Home · Site Map · Top