Regarding "Why Is TV So Rotten?" (by Jonathan Miller and Bill Steigerwald, Dec. 16), it has long been a tradition at this time of year to draw up lists. Consider this one:
"A Christmas Carol," "The Master of Ballantrae," "Silence of the Heart," "Hear Me Cry," "Dead Wrong," "Special People," "Second Sight," "Master of the Game," "George Washington," "Mistral's Daughter" and "Ellis Island."
"Gone With the Wind" and "Star Wars." The Tonys, Emmys and Grammys. The People's Choice and Country Music Awards. The American Film Institute Salute and the Kennedy Center Honors. The Super Bowl, the Masters, the Belmont Stakes, the NBA and NCAA Basketball Championships and U.S. Open Tennis. The Primaries, Conventions, Elections, Debates and the full 300 days of Campaign '84.
Add to this list the more than 5,000 hours of other CBS programs that were enjoyed by millions of people every month of 1984--like "60 Minutes" and "Dallas" and their companions in prime time, "The CBS Morning News" and "The CBS Evening News"; the daytime games and serials; children's series and specials; the regular sports schedules and the late night and late late night programs too.