Town Square

Post a New Topic

Stay out of Jeopardy

Original post made by TV Phan, Danville, on Jun 10, 2009

I find it more than a little curious that public service announcements detailing the change-over from analog to digital TV are shown several times during the Jeopardy program. This is done by a text crawl at the top of the screen. Without putting too fine a point on it, most folks who watch Jeopardy tend to be on the more intelligent side of the fence of humanity. They most likely are thoroughly familiar with the change-over and have already taken steps to ensure that their TV programming will not be interrupted.

I submit that it would make much more sense for public service announcements on this topic be shown on programs that tend to be watched by the less astute among us. In fact, if the folks in charge of getting the word out really wanted to reach down, they could do no better than targeting the David Letterman audience.

I'm just trying to help with salient and cogent suggestions for improving communication.

Comments (6)

 +   Like this comment
Posted by NotaPhan
a resident of Danville
on Jun 11, 2009 at 7:04 am

Just trying to help? Really? That's funny, it sure sounded like you were just looking for a reason to call David Letterman fans stupid. Elitism masked as altruism is still elitism.

 +   Like this comment
Posted by TV Phan
a resident of Danville
on Jun 11, 2009 at 7:33 am

NotaPhan, you are quite a stoot.

 +   Like this comment
Posted by No Phan
a resident of Danville
on Jun 12, 2009 at 8:26 am

This is not worthy of news!

 +   Like this comment
Posted by Mike
a resident of Danville
on Jun 12, 2009 at 9:46 am

Bravo TV Phan.
I totally agree with you regarding your assessment of the average intelligence of typical Jeopardy audiences, as well as your comment about the necessity of streaming the announcement about the TV changeover scheduled for today. Nothing elitist about that! I'll refrain from judging the intelligence of Letterman audiences; I don't know why he still has any audience at all, he is no longer funny and lately showed that he has absolutely no class.

 +   Like this comment
Posted by Duffy
a resident of Danville
on Jun 15, 2009 at 7:26 am

" less astute among us" is a value judgement which is totally in the eyes if the beholder!

 +   Like this comment
Posted by TV Phan
a resident of Danville
on Jun 15, 2009 at 9:04 am

In my experience, I find that most folks who don't like value judgments don't like their values being judged.

Don't miss out on the discussion!
Sign up to be notified of new comments on this topic.


Post a comment

Posting an item on Town Square is simple and requires no registration. Just complete this form and hit "submit" and your topic will appear online. Please be respectful and truthful in your postings so Town Square will continue to be a thoughtful gathering place for sharing community information and opinion. All postings are subject to our TERMS OF USE, and may be deleted if deemed inappropriate by our staff.

We prefer that you use your real name, but you may use any "member" name you wish.

Name: *

Select your neighborhood or school community: *

Comment: *

Verification code: *
Enter the verification code exactly as shown, using capital and lowercase letters, in the multi-colored box.

*Required Fields

Another bad idea from the air board
By Tim Hunt | 20 comments | 2,712 views

Bidding My Training Dept. Goodbye
By Roz Rogoff | 4 comments | 595 views