Rod Dreher

We didn’t get cable TV when we moved to Philly. Julie figured that because we only used it in Dallas for news, PBS Kids and the occasional Nickelodeon show, it was a waste of money to get it here. She’s right, especially because we stay well-informed on news via the Internet and public radio. (The NPR app for iPhone is terrific; it lets you pick stations anywhere in the country and livestream ’em; we’ve toggled back and forth between WHYY, the Philly station, and KERA, our Dallas station; it’s so odd to sit here in Philadelphia hearing traffic reports from Dallas). But I tell you, I’ve had the heebie-jeebies, not being able to watch Snowpocalypse covered by TV news. I’ve kept it to myself, but just now Julie said, “You know what I love? Not having a TV.”
“Not me,” I said. “I’m dying to see coverage of the snowstorm.”
Yeah, really. On the other hand, Washington Post TV columnist Lisa de Moraes suggests that at least in DC, the coverage is a snow-covered wasteland. What do you think?

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