Keep track of the number of hours you and your family spend in front of the TV and compare it to the national average—eight hours and 21 minutes a day for each household. In any given hour, a cable or satellite viewer may have a choice of more than 100 programs; this number is increasing as more specialized cable channels develop original programming, and as digital television makes it possible to receive well over 100 channels in your home. As we channel-surf with ease, sitting back with our remote controls, thousands of people are hard at work to bring us these programs.  

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