Letter to the Editor: TV is corrupting our youth

Color TV wasn’t available until 1965. Before I was 12-years-old, I watched TV on a black and white set. The only available channels then was 12, 9, and 5 (maybe 19, if your rabbit ears were pointed in the right direction). I enjoyed watching Andy Griffith, Roy Rogers, Walt Disney and Wagon Train.

Each show had a different lesson to learn: a few good examples are the love between a father and a son, learning from right from wrong and securing family values.

Today, everyone wants to change the way we live, they don’t want you to smoke or chew tobacco because they say it’s not good for you. What about all of the corruption in our TV programming? Can we change that? 

Children learn by example. A few of the TV shows that spell corruption are: The Walking Dead, Naked and Afraid, Killer Kids and Copycat Killers.

Social media is a big part of your children’s lives and parents will let corruption stay there, too.

Until we make a change in our TV lineup, there will always be crime, death, murder and porn.


Faye Bowman