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New release Xers have been pointed out with tv as a toddler sitter. They have been weaned on television, and "the boob tube" has exerted a distinct impression on their lives. In Gen X television, Rob Owen explores the symbiotic courting among tv and this mostly misunderstood age workforce.

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It's also the reason Generation X likes the Late Show with David Letterman, The Simpsons, and Talk Soup because they're poking fun at the establishment. In the Gen X lifetime, there's been corruption in just about every institutionfamilies, churches, the government. That's why Xers laugh at them, why they appear to have so little respect for them. That's why the audience roars when Page 11 Letterman calls his CBS bosses "corporate weasels" and makes fun of the network's pitiful prime time ratings.

O. Box 1754, Bethesda, Md. 20827-1754. Perhaps the best Gang Deb pieces are the "take you there" articles that describe meeting Joseph Barbera, attending a Frankie Avalon-Annette Funicello concert, and the experience of being on The Sally Jessy Raphael Show. In the last account, Erin wrote about being asked to appear on Sally Jessy as an obsessed Brady Bunch fan along with celebrities such as Barry Williams and Florence Henderson of The Brady Bunch and Lisa Welchel and Charlotte Rae from The Facts of Life.

The November 1995 edition of Webster's New World Dictionary defines Generation X as "the generation of persons born in the 1960s and 1970s, the children of the Baby Boomers, often variously regarded as apathetic, materialistic irresponsible, lacking purpose, etc. "Clearly that was written by a Boomer. '' Even Xers opinions vary on how to define the age group they were born into. " Jennifer Lyn Cather, 24 "The generation of the 1980s and 1990s and maybe of the next century. " Adam Lounsbery, 21 "A sarcastic, satirical, in-your-face generation that craves bigger, faster, more powerful technology and entertainment but somehow (paradoxically) finds extreme pleasure in the past (part of its childhood).

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