In this day and age of the quick fix, many cable companies and satellite services have added television guide channels to their packages.
For quite some time, newspapers have also provided TV guides on a weekly basis.
The Brazil Times recently asked its online readers if they still relied on the TV guide insert.
Readers were given two choices to respond to regarding the poll, including:
* Absolutely. Without it, we wouldn't know what was on television, or
* No. I find out what's on somewhere else.
Of the 204 readers that responded, 171 (83.8 percent) said the looked elsewhere regarding what was on television.
In contrast, a total of 33 readers (16.2 percent) said they used the guide exclusively.
A total of six readers also responded to the poll question.
One reader said, "I have an on-screen guide that I go buy, but if it is wrong, then I will look at the printed guide."
Another reader said, "I flip channels. If nothing interest, off it goes," while another reader said, "I do look for it every week and use it regularly.
However, if the same info was printed in the daily paper, it would reduce the amount of paper to recycle."
Several Times' readers also enjoy the Weekender package specifically pointing to photographs that have been submitted for use in the package.
One reader said, "I also enjoy the pictures from the past in The Weekender. I've even submitted some myself."
The current Times' online poll question regards the 2008 Presidential election.
The Times is asking its readers, "Who will win the 2008 Presidential election?"
Readers have four choices to select from, including:
* John McCain,
* Barack Obama,
* Ralph Nader, or
* Other (write-in candidate).
As always, readers have the opportunity to comment regarding the question.