Modern Living: TV's New Superhit: Jocktronics

The liveliest action on the TV screen these days is not interrupted by commercials. It does not involve cops, medics, superwomen, paterfamilial farceurs or country-rock carolers. It is not even rated by Nielsen. Television's new superhit is Yourself, the Athlete (or Racing Driver, or Op Artist, or Blackjack High Roller). The name of the game —which is provided by a wide and wildly competitive assortment of electronic contests that can be simply hooked into any TV set—is Jocktronics.

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