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WHO­EVER is re­spon­si­ble for the ABC’s closed cap­tions should be taken off the job. That any­one should think a viewer could take in a slab of di­a­logue which ap­peared on screen for one or two frames— a fleet­ing sec­ond— and had com­pletely dis­ap­peared while the char­ac­ter speak­ing the lines was left mouthing the words, is in­com­pre­hen­si­ble. Yet this has been hap­pen­ing with some of the closed cap­tions on pro­gram such as Luther and New Tricks. For the hard of hear­ing, missing some of the di­a­logue can ruin the continuity of the plot and de­stroy the en­joy­ment of the show.

Harry Haupt­mann, email

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