Newspaper article The Christian Science Monitor

Worth Noting on TV

Newspaper article The Christian Science Monitor

Worth Noting on TV

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Common Sense With John Stossel (ABC, 10-11 p.m.): The information and advice found in this program is the kind Americans used to get across the back fence - advice on things like dealing with bill collectors and streamlining the morning rush hour in the home.

John Stossel reports on such everyday problems faced by many people and offers some common-sense answers - helpful facts that too often tend to lie buried in research.

One subject covered is children whose fathers are not present and involved in family life. Those kids may face difficulties, say the experts. Besides getting comments from the specialists, Stossel observes the lifestyle of a single mother and her young son and discovers that she now believes marriage is more important than she thought when she had Josh.

The same real-life approach is brought to a range of other topics during the show.


America, 200 Years and Counting (PBS, 10-11 p.m.): At the heart of the issue being debated by the revolutionary 104th Congress is the relationship of the government to the individual. …

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