News and non-news on TV

By Nestor Torre

Our TV stations pride themselves in the news and public affairs programs they produce to inform the viewing public about the “breaking news” of the day and night. With so many shows airing, local viewers would be up-to-date about events that most significantly affect their day-to-day lives, right?

Uh, not quite. On point of actual significance and relevance, things took a turn for the worse when, not content with the profit they made from out-and-out entertainment shows like dramas, variety shows and sitcoms, TV outfits watered down the hard news content of their newscasts to include “softer” and more diverting items that viewers would find easier to take and enjoy.

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