Select a favorite half-hour
TV show. Set your VCR to EP, then record only the program
itself, editing out all the commercials and stopping the
VCR as soon as the show ends. How
much time is used for commercials? How many
programs could you get on a 6-hour tape without commercials
Select two different channels.
Time the news and the amount
of time for commercials on each channel. How
do the proportions of commercials and news differ?
What proportion of Saturday
morning TV shows are cartoons?