Dan Rather Keeps Pants On

To the Editor:

Re “Goodbye Nancy Grace, Hello Angela Lansbury!” [Aug. 27-Sept 3]:

I wish Henry Schleiff success in his efforts to revive the prospects of Crown Media Holdings, especially the Hallmark Channel, because I am offended by much of cable and broadcast television programming, with its foul, lascivious speech and nudity.

I watch Hallmark reruns and original programming. I like McBride, Matlock and Perry Mason, for the same reasons I like Brian Williams and Dan Rather, with their gentlemanly and courtly behavior and language.

I pray that Hallmark will continue to offer an alternative to all of the programs I do not watch, yet are included on my cable bill.

Joanna Walsh-Ward
Lewiston, Maine