Addicted to reading, not television

I felt compelled to write after reading the article ''Americans Test Sound of Silence: Week With No TV,'' April 18. As a student in high school, I think that it is necessary to point out that not all children or adults are addicted to TV. I do not watch TV at home, and the total number of hours I spent watching TV last year could be counted on my fingers. I routinely go months without watching anything. Instead, I read and bicycle, both of which I find much more enjoyable than watching a show on television. It would not be difficult to persuade people to view fewer hours of TV. This would give people time to do more constructive activities.

Peter E. Harrell, Atlanta

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