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TV Junkie: Detroit's Failure to Cause Demise of Local TV?

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When watching local programming, like the news for example, did you notice how many ads there are for cars and trucks? One's mind easily cuts these ads out, with the exception of Cal Worthington and His Dog Spot, but the problem is that these ads contribute a huge amount of money towards the production of local programming raising the specter of local TV becoming a thing of the past if the big automakers go under. When one reads articles about a potential $25 billion bailout the possibility of local TV going under seems a little more real. Not that we are in support of the bailout of automakers - this is an industry that lobbied against reforms that would have resulted in more responsible products that people would actually want to buy. Our opinion is that local broadcasters need to find alternative sources of advertising dollars as soon as possible.

The TV Junkie Plan: "America's Next Top Model" (like, who is the next one already??), "Sons of Anarchy", Letterman (perhaps Couric will dish on Palin)

8:00pm Monarchy: The Royal Family at Work PBS/KCET - Tony Blair and his wife spend the weekend at the queen's Scottish estate, Balmoral; Her Majesty travels to a Premiership football club.

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8:00pm America's Next Top Model The CW - Season Finale

8:00pm Pushing Daisies ABC - Ned agrees to help a famed magician whose animal assistants are being killed off.

9:00pm Ghost Hunters Sci Fi - Season Finale

10:00pm South Park Comedy Central - Season Finale

10:00pm TV Land Myths & Legends TV Land - Season Finale

10:00pm Inside the NFL Showtime - NFL news and highlights.

10:00pm Sons of Anarchy FX - Clay's solution to getting cash for Bobby's defense leaves SAMCRO in a vulnerable position

10:30pm Chocolate News Comedy Central - Dog the Bounty Hunter

11:35pm The Late Show With David Letterman CBS - Journalist Katie Couric; actor Dev Patel; Mr. Brownstone performs.

12:05am Jimmy Kimmel Live ABC - Actress Ellen Pompeo; professional snowboarder Shaun White; Leona Lewis performs.

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"South Park" pic via Comedy Central