Just Darts Since 2009
I love PBS pledge drives
December 10, 2006Posted by on
I’m a thrifty bastard. I pay $17 per month for cable. No HBO, MTV or TMC. I don’t even get CNN or ESPN! Just 23 channels (2-25, ch. 24 is the Cablevision channel). It’s enough for me, and I’m satisfied.
I watch a lot of syndicated shows: Seinfeld, Simpsons, Everybody Loves Raymond, Bernie Mac, etc. During prime time, though, nothing beats PBS. Nature documentaries, Antiques Roadshow, Britcoms, Secrets of the Dead; I love them all.
So thank goodness for PBS pledge drives.
I should feel guilty about not giving any money to the network I watch most often. I should wrestle with my conscience. On the one hand, I love their programming. On the other hand, should I really give Bill Moyers money?
Thanks to the brains behind PBS, I never have to think about these things. Every pledge drive, they do the same thing.
They televise opera. Or a doo-wop concert. Or some washed-up folk singers.
They never show anything that I watch religiously throughout the rest of the year! It’s like they’re saying: “We don’t want your money!”
Excellent. I’ll wait the four weeks, and then it’ll be Ch. 10, 13 & 21 all the time again. With no guilt.