Letter to the Editor - November 15: TV show should go

AS AN EDUCATOR having served the young people of our region for more than 50 years, I am sometimes dismayed at the choice of programs served up on the electronic media to our young people (and sometimes to the older ones among us as well). I am referring to Prime Television's heavy current promotion of a coming series titled How to Get Away With Murder.

If the recent promotion material telecast is anything to go by, the show looks very much like a "how to" documentary with all the appropriate methods, details, excuses and legal arguments put forward for viewers' information.

What concerns me most is the possible impact of such a show on the lives and the thinking of mentally disturbed people in our society, particularly the young. What also appals me is the thought that such a show can be telecast, and proved to be so popular, in the US where, some reports suggest, there have been over 80 school shootings in the last two years.

Personally, I am going to do everything in my power to prevent any of my grandchildren ever watching that show and I urge all parents and grandparents who read this to do the same.

For its part, I would urge the Prime Television Network to carefully consider its social responsibilities to our society and refrain from ever telecasting that program or any other like it.


Editor's Note: Mr Burton, the show is actually a drama and an extremely well written and acted one at that.

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