That was a question I was e-mailed. I ask about third-party endorsements and get nothing but I do get an e-mail about TV watching.
I actually do watch TV. Or have it on. Probably more so than most people.
If I'm home and feeling bad, I will often have it on. I'll camp out on the couch and just sort of glaze over in front of the TV. In a hotel, I'll usually turn it on to catch weather or local news. We're on the road so I'm in hotels a lot. Sometimes we stay with friends of C.I.'s. There's a friend in Santa Fe with an amazing ranch that I love to stay at and have declared a horse there mine. And in the DC area (and a few other places), C.I. has second homes that we stay in.
But we spend a great deal of time in hotels.
And I do watch TV.
My schedule doesn't really allow me to watch any one show, to be honest. I couldn't follow anything with any real focus. Also I probably wouldn't want to.
Maybe if soaps were still on the way they used to be.
I remember in 1980 when all the networks had a ton of soaps. ABC: Ryan's Hope, The Edge of Night, All My Children, One Life To Live, General Hospital. CBS: The Guiding Light, The Young & The Restless, Search For Tomorrow and As The World Turns. NBC: Another World, Days of Our Lives, The Doctors, Texas.
Back in those days, I could watch soaps and did. I'd basically watch all of them. I'd flip channels during commercials.
But the days of soaps -- especially good soaps -- are long over.
So I'm not really into it. I also couldn't take, for example, watching General Hospital today. It's ABC's last soap. I would forever be afraid that I'd get hooked and ABC would then announce they were killing it off too.
They also really don't make shows that love. I loved The X-Files, for example.
I don't see anything like that today. I loved The Night Stalker. That's another show we really don't get today.
The shows I loved tend to go along those lines. Or else they were detective shows like The Rockford Files or Harry O or McMillan & Wife.
Today, it's all CSI type shows and Law & Orders. I'm not really interested in those.
So I do watch TV. I'm just not too interested in it these days. Not like I was before the cable explosion provided a bunch of niche markets that still fail to serve me.
Closing with C.I.'s "Iraq snapshot:"