Radio: Stay-at-Homes

Everybody suspects that television has deeply affected U.S. family habits. To get some specific examples, the Charles Alldredge public relations firm asked questions in 400 Washington, D.C. homes. This week, Alldredge reported its findings: ¶ Among TV set owners, adult attendance at movies has dropped 72% (from an average of 4.51 times a month to 1.27 times). But children's attendance has declined only 46%.

¶ Reading has also suffered. Adults spend 29.1% less time reading books than they did before TV came into the living room; magazine reading is down 22.6%, newspapers 4.7%. Children's...

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