I gave away my dish and receiver. I dropped the cable. Now my TV is hooked up to an old vhf antenna. The tube spends 95% of the time off. I make CDs of audio shows from the net and play them to my friends (when they are with me) via my car stereo. I like to call them my deprogramming sessions ... Ha! Sometimes I give CDs to friends to take home. Meaning - I often pass out lots of Audio / Video CDs as they are so cheap in bulk.
One guy I know spends hours transferring whole sites to CDs and changing all the links, so they work from the CD. He is grabbing all the sites he can with a site downloader. He always says - "One should do all they can to deprogram the public. It is a slow process and we need more people doing it".
I can't think of one TV show that doesn't have "some sort" of programming propaganda. Most of it is trash from the word go. Who did who last night, who is dating who, Who can catch who for X-amount, Watch swat swat someone, what you are wearing sucks, Your house sucks, get your real news here *Laugh* .. Well, you know .. Garbage the mind with worthless crud and throw in the key words and reminders!