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In reference to Kerri Jespersen's letter (Aug. 7), I find that her reasoning is very narrow-minded. The next thing she will be telling those who object to certain television programs is to not only change the channels, but to get rid of their television sets.

Yes, those who object can change the channel or not own a television set, but what about those people, especially children, who are not so well disciplined? Children can very easily watch a controversial program at a friend's house or watch one when no one else is at home.Jespersen says she doesn't have a problem with the concept that if viewers are forewarned about a controversial program they don't have to watch it and be offended. But do our children read or hear these warnings? Usually not, but if they do, they will want to watch it.

Jespersen's "other percent" that is watching television in Utah should remember there is a percent watching that doesn't go along with her television-viewing concepts. This percentage doesn't want to give up their freedoms and they are concerned about what children are exposed to on television. This percentage will oppose wherever possible sexual exploitation and other controversial programming on public television.

Jan Margetts

Salt Lake City