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Time Warner Cable mailing (1993)

In a city of a thousand stories,
cable TV has time to tell them all.

10:45pm: CNN
Thought Provoking and Analytical.
Barbara
was helping Jerry
pack for his business trip
to Chicago.
It was his fifth trip this year.
Even after 25 years of marriage
they still fought right before
he went away.
This way
they didn’t have to admit how much
they hated being alone.
They stopped fighting
and listened to the news report
about Bosnia.

3:51pm: THE CARTOON NETWORK
Home to the Top Toon Stars.
Grandma
was watching
Michael and Denise.
After Michael wrote
on Denise’s homework with a red crayon
he acted silly
just like that dog on TV.
They all laughed.
They loved Droopy.

9:32am: HEADLINE NEWS
A Whole Day’s News Every Half Hour.
Like usual
the alarm didn’t go off.
Allison
jumped in the shower then
threw on her blue suit.
She didn’t care if anyone
noticed the wrinkles.
She checked
the ticker.
She checked
her watch.
She’d be right
on time.

4:12pm: TBS
A Great Place for entertainment.
Scott was practicing
his swing with a 9
iron in his living
room.
When he was a
kid the things he loved
to do were
go golfing with his Dad,
watch a James Bond movie and
look at the pictures in National Geographic.
He still does.

At any given moment in your life,
cable TV can make an impact.

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