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I was concerned when my father, 84, told me he was canceling his cable subscription. My mother had passed away recently, and it pained me to imagine him sitting in silence when I wasn’t there, without even the sound of the television.
He and my mom had always watched the evening news on KTSF, the Chinese-language station in the San Francisco Bay Area. What about the news? I asked. Don’t you want to know what’s going on?
“No problem,” he told me, “I watch YouTube.”