Make Pumpkins Great Again

It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown won’t air on ABC this year, instead it will only be available on Apple TV Plus. I know that’s not the biggest news of the day. It’s not even the day’s biggest news about an oversized, round, orange, pulp-filled head. But it’s more troubling than it seems. Yes, the internet divides us. But, increasingly, so does access to TV shows. I’ve largely given up on us sharing a common reality, but now we’re not even sharing a common fiction, as Lucy pulls away the football just as people who can’t afford to carve out enough jack for elite television were about to kick it (even though for some, pay TV prices seem like Peanuts). I’m not suggesting we need to call in the National Gourd, but this is just one more way for a nation unable to squash beefs or patch up differences to sow the seeds of division.

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