Programming. Programming. Programming. This isn't simply television. It's a quality of life enhancement. Last year, the Twin Cities' PBS affiliate was the highest-rated local public television service in the nation for the fourth year in a row — for good reason. TV doesn't always have to be mental potato chips. Shows like Spies Beneath Berlin, the true story of a hush-hush mission to build a tunnel into the Soviet sector of the city, remind us that learning can be a blast. Why won't your sister answer her cell? Oh yeah: Downton Abbey is on. TPT's lineup includes top-notch kids' shows like Sesame Street and Word Girl. Its programs have earned nationwide acclaim, including Peabody awards and Emmys. The people are paying attention. Almost two million viewers tune in monthly. But remember: Great TV doesn't come free. It's member supported. Perhaps this is the year to show some love.