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I'm just wondering.

personally i don't.

i grew up without a television, i have never bought a television, and i do not think i ever will.
 

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Nope. Not at all. The only reason why I have cable is because it was cheaper to get full blown cable/internet together than it was to get basic local channels and internet.
 

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my tv spends 99% of its time with a windows start bar at the bottom. did just install a proper antenna in the attic so I could watch the Superbowl because it was on the one channel i couldnt get with rabbit ears. Even shows that are on network tv i download because its less hassle than trying to remember when they are on.
 

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I watch local news. Like in KY, I watch WKYT ch. 27 (CBS)
 

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I used to! I loved my morning news! Would watch it while I had breakfast and worked out. Now adays I get my news online or on the radio. I don't own a tv anymore and haven't for almost 5 years. I watch all my movies and shows online. I don't like having to bide my time and watch something at a certain time. I really love the I can look at the news anythime on my smart phone
 

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yes, always had a tv and always will since we also play Xbox 360. anyways, we have a big screen at work that is pretty much locked on the news channels. nothing else is really allowed or it gets shut off. Don't want customers walking in and getting "offended" by MotoGP or some other racing that ISN'T NASCRAP!

so yeah, i see the news everyday. whether at work or right before bed to get the weather report for the next morning so i can decide on riding or not. cause i would rather not ride in an ice storm or hail (or temps below 20). everything else is fair game
 

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Not any more.

I was a kid in the sixties with NBC as my only TV channel. Most of the coverage every night was stuff from Vietnam.

The only channel I watch now is Fox Business and that's for Imus.

Internet and radio for news.
 

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Nope. Didn't when I did have a tv, definitely don't now that I don't have a tv.
 

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I used to watch a lot of MSNBC but now I dont. Rachel Maddow just got annoying. I mainly listen to the radio for news.
 

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I don't have tv at home anymore. The programming is not worth what you have to pay for it. I do watch it at work to pass the time when everything in Utilityland is behaving. Not only do we provide power water and gas, but we also provide cable services so our cable is free :D
 

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I don't have tv at home anymore. The programming is not worth what you have to pay for it. I do watch it at work to pass the time when everything in Utilityland is behaving. Not only do we provide power water and gas, but we also provide cable services so our cable is free :D
that's because of ESPN. It raises the cost of your cable bill

 

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Sports, and maybe a show or 2 here and there. But as for news, 85% percent is usually negative stuff so I don't need to hear about it. IMO Back in my college days, I took a journalism class where the instructor ask us to do an experiment that consisted of watching people. For 2 weeks we had to observe people when they're upset, laid back, edgy, cheerful, cynical, etc. Then come up to them and start a small conversation then ask them how often they watched the news. And no lie, we found out that the majority of the people we saw who were edgy, cynical, or negative in some way listened or watched the news practically daily, whereas the folks who were laid back, always cheerful, easy going, etc, watched very little news. Negative news actually works on a person's mood. I'm sure we've all had a good day and then hear some crazy news story and instantly we get upset ("If that was me I'd bust a cap in that mudafuka!") So your great day is now disrupted by watching or hearing some negative news that has now turned you from being cheerful, to insta-hate! See how that sh*t works?! So I say this very respectfully, but sorry, I don't need to know about 2 people getting shot during a fight…I don't need to know about Congressman so & so affairs with escorts...about the accountant embezzling thousands of $$…and so on. It's like America has this insatiable need and craving to hear about other people's tragedies and misfortunes purely for their own entertainment. Like if the news isn't juicy then it's boring. IMO.
 

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My family cancelled cable about 4 years ago. Saved us $60 a month and hours of our lives. Literally 30-40% of watching TV was flipping the channels, trying to find something that wasn't complete crap, and another 40% were gawd awful commercials. I cannot imagine ever going back to cable. Ever. All the shows I want to watch are on Netflix and Hulu anyway. Oh, and hardly any commercials!

Cable TV is going to die soon enough. Only people who watch it anymore are those morons that love reality TV shows and "America's Next Top Whatever-TV-producers-think-we-like-this-month."
 

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I don't even have local channels. I prefer to read my news.

Plus outside of hockey, documentaries and shows like deadly women(so I can keep abreast of the latest quacky ways women act before murdering) I don't miss it at all. I can watch most of it online or the games on the radio.
 

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so, is their anyone who will admit that they use cable news as there primary source for news?
 
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