Alan Watts died in 1973 . His radio talks are being heard a new on the internet . Look him up on wikipedia ,interesting fellow .
I remember a big swing in the late seventies early eighties for JW's to put the TV away or completely get rid of it . Conventions would have skits where the husband and wife decided to quit watching TV ,and miraculously their homelife improved leaps and bounds . One I recall ,they kept a small TV ,but kept it in the closet so it was an effort to take it out and set it up .This way it was out of sight out of mind and easier to do with out . After that convention many in our hall proudly announced how they too would follow the advice to rid their homes of this 'worldly ' influence . For a while it was a spiritual badge of honor to do w/o TV .
Who knows someone back then on the GB may have listened to Alan Watts broadcasts , and thought it was a sensible arguement . I mean we all realize these guys get their opinions from other men and just label it as their own "new light " to be passed on as inspired .