Most families I knew growing up in the 70's had one television in the house. You watched what everyone else was watching, or you didn't watch. Then again, I was pretty much the only kid in the house (my brother having left and got married when I was quite young), so there weren't many occasions when I was watching something I really didn't want to.
As the years went on, more and more people got a second TV. I got an old black and white 13 inch for my room when I was 16.
Then again, there were only three BIG networks when I was young, so you didn't have as much choice.
Alex Reiger :[Trying to convince Louie not to antagonize Bobby] "It's not hard to make people feel bad about their lives. What's hard is making people feel good about their lives."