Braving a Life Without Television

The author goes tubeless, as a public service, and is not much the wiser for it

Television wakes me up, keeps me company while i eat and tucks me in at night, and, thanks to Cinemax, I sometimes take it as a lover. The average American adult leads the world in television viewing, clocking four hours a day. While you're reading your precious newsmagazine, I'm doing my patriotic duty making sure the second-place Greeks don't pass us.

This week is TV-Turnoff Week, which was created by a nonprofit group called the TV-Turnoff Network--a group that in its eighth year, being generous, is only 1/52 toward its goal. I felt it my responsibility as a journalist to play...

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