Wait, is that television news? Haha. I remember the TV news. My parents used to watch that a couple times a week when I was a kid, back in the eighties. (Yes, yes, I know I’m getting old. I’ll be turning 40 in a year and 12 days.) My mom had a joke she liked to tell, “What do you get when you put a red wig on E.T.?”
Mom and dad watched the news, on TV, to find out things like whether it was raining outside that day (don’t know why they didn’t just look out a window), sports scores (Dad cares about junk like that, ‘cause he’s weird), and sundry current-events trivia. I never watched it much with them, on account of it was all boring adult stuff, but back then there was also stuff on TV that kids could watch, that was actually interesting. There was this one show that I really liked, called Bugs Bunny. It was funny and interesting, not like the chintzy cartoons they have now.
(What? Oh, right, the answer to the joke. Dorothy Fuldheim.)