Bye-bye TV


citydesk got a little choked up on Friday, bidding adieu to analog television. Not because we were missing Friends, or whatever it is people are watching these days. It happened during a National Public Radio report on the digital transition in which television critic David Bianculli pointed out that poor kids, who learn to read on public television are most likely to be left behind by digital signals. Then he played “Sunny days, sweeping the clouds away…” the theme song to Sesame Street and we shed a tear for a bygone era.

Then we went home and found that our Idaho PTV was not coming in, despite our shiny new converter box.

Just one more reason to kill the TV.