Mail from our readers
The real problem with more sex on TV was not addressed in ”Was It Good for You?” (#141, Oct. 23). The networks insist on advertising this kind of programming with provocative promos early in prime time. I am one who thinks that the post-10 p.m. time slot is fair for these shows. However, the networks must address how they advertise ”adult programming” when the whole family is watching.
Talk about poor judgment! Your Sex on TV cover was totally inappropriate for a family magazine. When I have to hide a magazine from my children is when I will stop subscribing to it.
MEANS TO AN END
I read Russell Means’ article on racism and the American Indian Movement with great interest. After seeing Dances With Wolves, I was interested in Native American history but not motivated enough to research it. After seeing Last of the Mohicans, I turned a corner and have read several moving books. Now I realize that I knew almost nothing about the appalling treatment of Native Americans. Disgracefully, the horrors continue. Indian reservations are centers for poverty, alcoholism, and suicide.
New York City
JUSTICE FOR BOLTON
I want to commend you on your article about Michael Bolton. Personally I agree with his critics, but if he can give a lonely soul the courage to hang on one more day, I have to give his talent the benefit of the doubt.
Thank you for the wonderful article on Michael Bolton. He is much maligned by critics and it is refreshing for a magazine to do an objective and fair article about him. Keep up the good work.
Your article ”Up in Smoke” (News & Notes) suggested that Beverly Hills, 90210 was following a trend by having Brenda take up smoking. In fact, Brenda took up smoking so that later episodes could deal with her kicking the habit. In recognition of 90210‘s responsible handling of issues such as alcohol and drug abuse, executive producer Charles Rosin received a special commendation from Harvard’s School of Public Health.
Senior Manager, Publicity
Fox Broadcasting Co.
OUT OF ‘TOON
Re ”Fine-tuning Old ‘Toons”: I will now never get the Disney Channel or the Cartoon Network. I’ve watched Popeye since the age of 3 and have never had the desire to beat people up or smoke a pipe! If parents are afraid old cartoons will influence kids’ behavior, then they should supervise what kids watch instead of leaving us adults butchered cartoons to view in our later years.
International Popeye Fan Club