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Daily Archive: Friday, 16 September 1955

Disgusted of Tonbridge

ITV, six days to do

Under the heading “Effect of Television on Family Life”, there’s a short report in The Times¬†on the Institute of Housing conference which opened yesterday in Hastings. Mrs Joan Burke of Tonbridge did not welcome the spread of the small screen and, “said that she did not think television was a blessing” and was “a dreadful thing for the child.” She admitted, “My own son is fast becoming a moron. He does not read a book or do anything but sits like a codfish in front of the television set.” She adds, “I am sending my son to a boarding school where there is not one.” Do codfish sit? Keep reading… (more…)