I really enjoyed a recent This American Life episode of “What I learned from Television“. Act 1 is titled “29”:
This American Life contributor David Rakoff, who swore off TV in college, returns to it in dramatic fashion: he attempts to watch the same amount of television as the average American—29 hours in one week.
David tells a humorous story about his life and trying, even forcing himself, to watch TV. His first words are to swear off the “mightier than thou” and claims his lack of TV is not from elitism, but something much more profound.