The MTV effect

I agree with everything Peter Whittle writes in "Stars can't act their age now," (Dec. 29), and I've noticed this trend in our culture for some time. In addition to the developments along these lines and possible causes, I believe MTV has had an inordinate influence on many young people and their inability to concentrate long enough to understand a coherent (script) idea that's drawn out for any length of time. When one is offered only sensation, inference and subtlety get lost in the shuffle.

Dorothy S. Hull

Santa Monica

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