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The Masters: Quality Family Television

Sunday, April 9, 2006 , Posted by Christopher Byrne at 8:07 PM, under , ,

Athens, GA (Apr 9, 2006) - Today marked the closing round of the 70th Masters, televised on CBS Sports. One of the joys of watching the Masters (and golf is much better on TV than in person), is the fact that there are only 4 minutes of commercials for each hour of broadcast time. As there are only three sponsors, the ads are pretty much family safe.

But what is even better, and not mentioned by anybody, is that you are not constantly being barraged by the "Tonite on CBS" promotion reads. These have become more and more family unfriendly (i.e. not always appropriate for children, and unpredictable when they will air). But they do not exist on Masters broadcasts. So you could safely watch Phil Mickelson outduel Fred Couples today with your children. If nothing else (and lets leave politics out of this, Augusta National is a PRIVATE club), the organizers of the Masters runs a class act.

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