O. J. Case Offers Much Food For Thought

The article ``Show-Biz Flair in Simpson Arrest Leaves L.A. Looking For Meaning,'' June 20, about the extensive numbers of viewers watching the Simpson chase on television, overlooked one major contributing factor to this phenomenon. The greater Los Angeles area had no choice in what we watched. All the networks and their affiliates were broadcasting the same live coverage.

We believe our freedom of choice has been taken away by the media's intrusive coverage. We subscribe to cable and have two news channels available if we wish to watch the news 24 hours a day. However, we should not be denied access to other programs. Naturally, we took the only alternative left and turned the TV off. Howard Soice, Linda-Joy Soice, Mission Viejo, Calif.

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