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Is it me, my age or the weather? I am really missing the old kind of sitcoms we had way back when -- the kind that you waited for just to unwind and have a really good laugh. Now all you can wait for is another reality show, competition show (take you pick of whatever "Idol" show is on), or money-making game show with assorted smiling women on the sidelines.

I guess I have to use the baby boomer trump card again, but in the 1960s, '70s and '80s, the shows were so funny and cutting edge -- All in the Family, M*A*S*H, Cheers, etc. I don't know about the rest of the populace, but, I rarely watch TV and I usually have it on as background sound. Does anyone read the TV listings anymore? I use mine to wrap kitchen waste, and there is where the future of TV is headed as well.

ELEANOR DORST

Winnipeg

Republished from the Winnipeg Free Press print edition July 25, 2007 $sourceSection$sourcePage

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