I am struck by how seriously - religiously, indeed - New Yorkers watch television. In other parts of the country, television is taken as an escape from reality; in New York, all things being relative, it is considered a window into reality, and no doubt its phantoms do have more substance than the doorman downstairs...

John Updike, "Is New York Inhabitable?"

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