One of the most healthful things I've ever done was unhook the cable boxes from my TV sets and carry them down to the cable company and return them.
My evenings are spent reading or puttering around the house.
If I use the radio, it's to play classical music.
As I write this, there is tremendous economic turmoil (thanks, Ben! :P ). I don't minimize it. I'm just limiting my exposure to it.
I read the news on the Internet, during breaks at work. I don't turn the computer on at home if I can avoid it.
Besides the extra $70.00 a month I now have to spend, the tranquility is amazing.
I didn't do it all at once. In fact, I thought about it a long time, and went without TV until I was sure that it would agree with me not to have it available.