Rav Avigdor Miller on Watching Television L’sheim Shamayim 

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Q:
If we would listen to you, and not watch television and not read the New York Times, then how could Orthodox Jews keep themselves informed of current events which might affect the Jewish community?
A:
The truth is that the vast majority of Orthodox Jews are not the ones who manage the affairs of the Orthodox community. So you can leave that for the big minds who are actually responsible for the Orthodox community. The fact that you are going to listen to television or read the New York Times is not going to help the management of the Jewish community at all. It’s only for your own amusement and your own entertainment that you’re doing it, and that’s just your excuse.
TAPE # 144 (November 1976)