May 14, 1989
Tell Thomas Vize (Viewers' Views, April 30) he turned off his set too soon while watching "Around the World in 80 Days." Our set was tuned to NBC every night the miniseries aired. We didn't even bother to check TV Times for other programming. That was what we wanted to see. It was wonderful--exciting, fun and entertaining--a glorious adventure. Our thanks to NBC and all involved. Millie DeRose, San Fernando
May 7, 1989
My condolences to Bernhardt Sadler of Venice (Viewers' Views, April 16). I, too, have found my whole life style changed because of the cancellation of my favorite show, "Super Password." I have rearranged my entire existence--moved all the furniture around, gone on a diet, rescheduled my daily swim, shopped till I dropped, made a standing appointment with the hairdressers and even phoned my three offspring during the day --all because I no longer have to be on hand at 11 a.m. to watch Bert Convy, his guests and his interesting contestants play with my favorite subject, words!
April 23, 1989
I am in complete agreement with Mary Lindsay (Viewers' Views, March 19). Jay Leno is the best! Monday nights when he is the guest host are the only nights I watch "The Tonight Show." Jeri Flannigan, Torrance
December 25, 1988
I certainly agree with Cynthia Baugh of South Laguna (Viewers' Views, Dec. 11) concerning laugh-trackless sitcoms such as "Annie McGuire." Some laugh-track sitcoms are so bad you can hear laughter when doors are opened and closed. I'm stretching a point, but you get the idea. And you wouldn't want to print what I think of stations that show so many commercials during their telecasts of top-notch movies. E. W. Lindow, Walnut
December 18, 1988
David E. Brady (Viewers' Views, Nov. 13) was completely out of line with his comments about the "Superboy" series. It modernizes the "Superboy" saga, showing him as a college reporter and offering us a different aspect of the Superboy/Superman legend. The special effects are neither pathetic nor laughable. On the contrary, they are very well done, especially under such a limited budget. And the series is in no way campy like "Batman" or melodramatic, as was "The Incredible Hulk." Frank T. Rolapp, San Diego
December 4, 1988
In response to the letter (Viewers' Views, Oct. 30) from T. L. Ham of South Gate concerning the "shock" experienced from Cookie Monster's grammar on "Sesame Street": Oh, for crying out loud! A. Wolff, El Toro
November 20, 1988
In defense of "Roseanne," I would like to agree with Howard Rosenberg's review of it. There are many of us who grew up in households like Roseanne's, and I enjoy seeing that it is, at last, considered to be real Americana. Personally, I ain't got no time for the usual pristine caricatures that the Caroline McGraths (Viewers' Views, Nov. 6) of this world would like to fancy themselves. Sharon Sorteberg, Los Angeles
October 2, 1988
I beg to differ with Janet M. Stegman's letter (Viewers' Views, Sept. 11) in regard to how insensitive "Convicted: A Mother's Story" made our judicial system out to be. Stegman should have watched the ABC documentary "The Failure of Foster Care: Crimes Against Children." The countless reports of how our system has failed, resulting in the further abuse and tragic deaths of helpless children is an outrage. Olivia Brady, Hesperia
August 28, 1988
I can't believe TV Times would have the insensitivity to publish a letter such as that from Ron M. Maramia (Viewers' Views, Aug. 14). While it's always nice to have a few of your readers' insupportable opinions on the "unsuitable" qualities of the language used on television, it would be nice to have a slightly more balanced (or even just vaguely rational) view. Does, as Maramia suggests, TV really need to be "cleaned up"? Do I want people like Maramia telling me what is or is not "suitable"?
July 31, 1988
I assume those viewers who were so outraged by "The Morton Downey Jr. Show" (Viewers' Views, July 10) have never seen the much more offensive and manipulative "Oprah Winfrey Show." Here's a program that regularly parades all manner of sexual victims and/or deviants for no discernible purpose other than to exploit them and show how sensitive Oprah is to their plights. At least Downey, for all his faults, is a straight-shooter, and Channel 7 has the good taste to broadcast his show at midnight.