To the Editor:
Television suffers from overexposure, but good stuff does show up. Some examples: On Sunday, Robbie Gould beating the Bears with five field goals; “60 Minutes” anniversary show; and then the tribute to Carol Burnett. Even now, Tim Conway really breaks me up.
My further remarks are not intended to be “partisan,” in the narrow sense, but, hopefully, “thought-provoking.” On “Chicago Tonight” Nov. 28, the travel guy for PBS, Rick Steves, presented his case for the legalization of cannabis for recreational use. (Illinois has given the approval for medical purposes.) His remarks were so thoughtful and respectful that it seems good to make them available to those who had not seen the program. Here is a link to that portion of the show: http://chicagotonight.wttw.com/2017/11/28/rick-steves-advocates-marijuana-legalization-illinois.
Rick Steves takes the position that society must accept alternate lifestyles (allow recreational usage), or build more prisons. He talked mainly about how legalization has worked in the state of Washington. Whatever your experience, this segment, too, is a piece of TV worth watching.
Rev. Bob Dell