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NBC's ratings were already in the basement and had somehow managed to get even worse and other broadcast networks are struggling to keep viewers as well.
From defecting to cable and downloads.
Joining us now from Denver -- Man who knows a thing or two about television.
-- -- -- Place -- bonds rally on happy days great -- you Henry thank you so much for being there hello we what did I wanted to start talking with you about television -- -- rape is the quality of broadcast TV today like Qaeda have.
In terms of the quality of what we're getting.
Well very is com I've -- I could give -- NA and then some of the programs -- -- given half.
Television is television is television.
People are so beat up in the world on today they want to come home and laugh or be moved emotionally.
Here -- a good story.
So you've got shows.
Like the new girl or -- the good wife.
You know that our aids and and then you've got shows that are not.
That's been true throughout history.
What is not true.
When I started there were three networks that was it.
Now there are 400.
That's major do you think though that happy days if it was on today and this was its first season would resonate.
With -- with people the way that it did back when it first appeared do you think -- -- the outlook to have the same access today.
Yes I do and I'll tell you why.
-- a choice to put it in the fifties so he put it in a -- -- bubble.
Where you could tell moral stories -- -- feeling like you were hit on the head.
Now remember it just started again on and on the cable network the hub.
And children found -- again like a duck to water.
So why get tweets from kids all over the nation where it's like a brand new -- to them and they -- love -- in the same way.
I -- loved it more than any other show I've probably ever watched and my lifetime.
Henry I -- wanted to talk to not just about your professional career but -- been so active.
In working with various charities and one -- working with now is called open arms is open arms campaign just tell me something about that.
Alright very simply.
Seven million people in America suffer from the ravages of stroke.
One -- of that seven million have upper -- specificity.
It is when the upper limbs are overtaken by the muscles and -- it forces the arm into uncomfortable.
Painful positions that are frozen.
Open -- campaign dot com has links information.
Research brand new.
In to help.
Those human beings.
Who suffer from the stroke and also.
For the caregivers.
Who take care of those people who suffer from stroke and let's you can also go to stroke.
-- -- Thank you Henry it was great to see you please come back -- love to see you in person I could talk to you all day long think about everything.
-- way cooler you know -- made me feel great thank you.
You made me feel great to have well you made me feel great when I was -- -- did you make me feel great today thank you Henry B well.
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