KCET is airing a special about advertisements in city parks and I’m interested to see what it has to say. Some entertainment studios are paying the city to put up signs in the parks to advertise their movies. I live in a neighborhood littered with billboards, many with content I feel is inappropriate for my 5 and 7-year-old boys.
It’s sad that the parks are desperate enough to go this route. I’m not a fan of the constant barrage of product endorsements everywhere we look in LA, but on the other hand, if it helps keep the parks and libraries open, it might be the only option.
The special airs Thursday, February 10 at 9 p.m., and is part of an ongoing KCET series called “Show Me the Money.”