COLUMN: Better television programming a start to curing society's ills

Tuesday, December 8, 2009 | 12:01 a.m. CST; updated 3:48 p.m. CST, Wednesday, December 9, 2009

People who spend a lot of time listening to the national news could easily assume that Americans spend all their time debating political issues, firing guns at each other or watching celebrities do stupid things. One could wonder how the land that claims such notables as Henry Ford, Thomas Edison and Alexander Graham Bell could have fallen so far from grace.