The following is a letter to KVIE, channel 6, the Sacramento area's Public Television station: Dear General Manager, I am writing because I am absolutely disgusted to see that apparently as of today, KVIE has begun displaying its call letters on screen ALL THE TIME during shows. I have already completely abandoned commercial television because of this practice, and watched channel 6 more often because its shows did NOT have any electronic graffiti onscreen! I simply cannot watch any shows with constant onscreen logos, or "bugs" as they've not-so-affectionately been called. It completely ruins the atmosphere the show is trying to create, and throws the concept of picture quality out the window. TV was never made to be used in this way- it was invented to give viewers a PICTURE, and having logos onscreen all the time defeats this purpose. I have never heard a single valid reason for this practice, and know that it causes more viewers to tune out than new ones to tune in, yet as evidenced by today the problem only becomes increasingly worse. To see this happen on public television is even more disheartening, as its function is to serve the interests of its viewers, not that of advertisers and large corporations. After the logo madness had hit commercial TV, it made me appreciate public television more than ever. Tuning in and seeing a CLEAN SCREEN reminded me that there was at least one broadcaster that had respect for the programs it showed. How many KVIE members ASKED to have the onscreen call letters added? (The number "6" that usually was on the screen for the first 2 minutes of programs was bad enough, but compared to other stations it was tolerable. This is NOT.) There is simply no reason to spoil the picture for the sake of viewers knowing what channel they are watching. The FCC requires station identification only ONCE every hour. Since there are no commercial interruptions on PBS, the station logo is even more of a nuisance since at least the commercial stations turn theirs off during the ads! In addition, my Mitsubishi TV will display the extended data signals, which among other things displays the letters "KVIE" onscreen plain as day when tuned to channel 6! Thanks to this advancement, my home will now become completely TV-free as I disconnect my antenna feed. I have no shortage of pre-recorded material that will display a CLEAN SCREEN. With the worst having happened I can only fear the day I buy a DVD and am treated to a constant onscreen logo, and possibly afterwards turn on the radio and hear station IDs being played repeatedly over the music.