The disgrace and disappointment of America’s ‘TV dad’

  America not only lost someone many people grew up calling their “TV dad,” but a pioneer who broke down barriers and served as a positive role model for millions of fans. It is a true shame to see someone as highly regarded as Bill Cosby fall from his moral pedestal. In his role as Dr. Heathcliff “Cliff” Huxtable, Cosby was a major force in changing how African Americans on TV were portrayed. Unfortunately, as his crimes come to light we must be willing to hold him accountable despite the good he’s done. Cosby was convicted on April 26 of three counts of aggravated assault toward Andrea Constand, an employee Cosby mentored at Temple University in 2002. After losing television deals, honorary college degrees, and wholesome image, Cosby could be sentenced with up to 10 years in state prison for his crimes. While this is a gross and disturbing revelation, what is even more alarming is that Cosby made jokes about drugging women at parties during his stand-up shows back in the ‘70s and ‘80s. This case saw the completion of the indescribable late-life downfall of a comedian who broke racial barriers in Hollywood on his way to superstardom in

Five reasons not to sign up for cable TV

Just like every other cool trend, back in the ‘90s, getting cable TV used to be fun and inexpensive. Now it is time to let the cable fad die. Just in case you are saying to yourself, “But what will I watch on TV?” out of sheer habit, here are some excellent reasons to kick cable out of your house. 1. Students are broke, and Hulu is cheap. The price of cable television has been rising as companies like Comcast, Time Warner and Charter Communications desperately try to seek in a profit. According to the Federal Communications Commission, the average price for basic cable has risen by 176 percent since 1996. Basic cable costs about $60, but most families will pay around $123 this year, according to the NPD Group, a leading market research company. A Hulu Plus subscription, on the other hand, costs $7.99 per year. 2. Cable companies have illegal monopolies. When you move to a new apartment, you have to research which cable and Internet companies service your address. This is because cable companies have monopolies within their respective territories. Forget about competitive pricing and the supposedly fair market. You have only one option – whichever company owns

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