CALVIN： So， are you pretty well settled in your new place？
TOM： I still have to buy a washing machine and dryer.
But otherwise I've pretty much finished moving.
CALVIN： Does your building have cable TV？
TOM： I'm not sure. I didn't check yet.
CALVIN： Huh？ How can you move into a building if you don't check？
You don't want to live somewhere where it's hard to get cable.
TOM： Why？ I'm not a big TV fan. I watch very little.
CALVIN： Well， I agree. Regular TV is lousy. I don't watch it either.
But cable TV is excellent. Didn't you have it at your old place？
TOM： My girlfriend had it hooked up for about three months.
But I rarely watched it. I was too busy.
CALVIN： What do you do for news？
TOM： I read the newspaper. That's much better than cable TV.
CALVIN： I don't agree. I think it's better in some ways.
But CNN is great. With CNN， you have fast news coverage， and images too.
And you can watch it while you're eating breakfast.
TOM： Yes， I've watched CNN before. But I still like the newspaper better.
CALVIN： Larry King Live is my favorite talk show.
I think shows like his are excellent ways to hear different opinions about world events.
TOM： So maybe I will get cable hooked up. Just to watch CNN， I mean.
CALVIN： But that's not all you have with cable.
There are a lot of things you can get. Do you like MTV？
TOM： No， not at all. I don't care about that.
I like Beavis and Butthead. They're hilarious.
But I never watch music videos. They dry up your brain.
CALVIN： How about the Discovery channel？
TOM： Yes， I forgot about Discovery.
I have to agree that's an excellent channel.
And maybe， for the first time in history， it's a channel that does some good in the world.
CALVIN： What do you mean？
TOM： I mean， usually TV channels are only good for advertising products.
In other words， they are good for making money.
But the Discovery channel does a lot to show people how the environment is being destroyed.
CALVIN： Yes， it does. I agree.
TOM： I think the Discovery channel makes people think about protecting the environment.
That is a great service to the future of the world.
CALVIN： So you see： cable TV can be important.
TOM： Yes， I suppose.