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THE MICHIGAN DAILY

Thursday, August 10, 1972

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By MARILYN RILEY
Are you watching television
more but enjoying it less?
If it's because you're afraid
your raammate will catch yau
in front of the tube, actually
enjoying what you're watching,
social scientists have some
news that will relieve your par-
anoia or worry you even more.
In spite of mounting criti-
cism that television has de-
generated into a "cultural
wasteland," results of recent
studies by the Surgeon Gen-
eral's Scientific Advisory Com-
mittee on Television and Social
Behavior reveal that TV buffs
think watching television is
"pleasurable, entertaining and
often educational."
According to the studies, the
majority of viewers sampled felt
their favorite dramatic pro-
grams, such as Ironside and
The FBI were "realistic and in-
structive" since they showed
life "as it really is."
Prof. John Robinson, re-
search coordinator for the stu-
dies and study director at the
University's Institute for Social
Research, reports that the sam-
nlesn ue did not renresent an

ideal cross-section of TV view-
ers.
They included only private
residences, while large numbers
of college students living in
dormitories were not sampled.
The researchers did manage,
however, to draw some general
conclusions about the nature of
the TV freak which could aid
anyone in spotting a chronic
viewer.
According to Robinson, peo-
ple with "low self esteem" and
a high level of alienation from
the mainstream of society tend
to spend more time in front of
the tube.
Also,, those with much time
on their hands or a poor social
life are likely candidates for
extended TV viewing.
One study which Robinson
describes showed it was even
possible to predict which chil-
dren would spend the most
time watching TV in later
years. According to the study,
children who are loners in the
third grade tend to develop in-
to "the heaviest TV viewers" at
age 19.
An interesting. trend which
Robinson has observed from his

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research experience is that
"the more TV you watch, the
less you know."
People who were "frequent
viewers" of news programs
showed very little more know-
ledge of world events than
those who seldom watched tele-
vision news.
Frequent viewing of daily TV
weathercasts has, however, im-
proved the viewers' grasp of
weather forecasting principles,
Robinson reports.
McGovern
meets with
union heads
WASHINGTON () - Demo-
cratic presidential nominee
George McGovern began or-
ganizing a panel of mayors
yesterday to advise him on ur-
ban problems and to spruce up
his appeal to city voters.
The South Dakotan and his
new running mate, Sargent
Shriver, held a private break-
fast at the Capitol with nine
mayors.
Mayor Kenneth Gibson of
Newark, N.J. who was named
to head the panel, said "I
think the senator and Mr.
Shriver learned a great deal
about the problems of the ci-
ties," and added that several
hundred mayors may eventual-
ly join the panel.
An aide said McGovern had
given a flat commitment to the
mayors to help get quick pas-
sage in the Senate of a bill
to share federal revenues with
states and localities. Less than
an hour later McGovern said
he had talked about the mat-
ter with Senate Democratic
leader Mike Mansfield of Mon-
tana.
During the day, McGovern
also held pep talks with Dem-
ocratic governors and senators,
female party members and
Spanish - speaking Democrats.
He spoke at a "Unity Lunch-
eon" of the Democratic Na-
tional Committee, and schedul-
ed a late - afternoon meeting
with House Democrats.
Participants in the Women's
Caucus meeting, which was
closed, said he sounded them
out about the possibility of
naming Texas state Rep. Fran-
ces "Sissy" Farenthold as a new
co-chairman of his Citizens'
Committee for McGovern, and
promised to bring more women
into the campaign immediate-
ly.
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