TV or not TV, that is the question

I HAVE a dilemma. With a number of pages cut from the paper recently, I can no longer fit all of the regular contributors in.

So I am contemplating cutting out the TV guide so we can have another two pages back.

TV guides used to be considered sacrosanct, something that everybody needed and would refer to throughout the week.

But my own experience is that since we all went digital, most TVs and set top boxes have built in EPGs (Electronic Program Guides) and the need for a hard copy is significantly reduced.

So we are running a poll on our website, "Do we still need a TV Guide in The Echo?" which has already generated some debate on our Facebook page.

I understand the poll results may be skewed because many older readers may not access online polls and they are the ones who are more likely to want to retain a hard copy TV guide. And I will consider all of this when making a decision.

But I am also fielding lots of calls and emails from people who want to see the return of the crossword, the stars and Mungo MacCallum's "Political Corrections" column (which we have put online for anyone who really wants to read his particular insight into the murky world of federal politics).

So over to you, what should we do?

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