Though I understand your meaning, there are some very educational channels and programs on TV. My husband, for instance, doesn't read, but you will find him watching The Discovery Channel, The History Channel, The Science Channel, The Learning Channel and Animal Planet all of the time. He just doesn't have the patience to read about these things. He seems to gain a better understanding by watching documentaries and programs than he would ever glean from reading a book. TV is not evil and not all of the programming is mind-numbing fluff.