How do we improve quality of debates or discussion on television?

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Of late, a very unhealthy trend is seen on each of the private TV channels in Tamil. The debate and discussion is so much about dirty politics. In particular, one of the most corrupted politicians of India and a direct relative of the dreaded Sasikala is often talked about,as if he is the best person to govern Tamil Nadu!!

My friends from AP also point out that the quality of TV debates is so horrible. I do not know about Hindi, but possibly it cannot be much better either. Why are we into this horrible mess?

Will public interest litigation help? Can we initiate a dialogue with the owners? What is the way out of this mess?