I don't know how concerned the rest of the class is with the writer's strike. I don't think it will really affect my life. It's kind of interesting that it has become big news. I read about it in the paper, and heard about it from a few friends. I would venture to guess that maybe only half of the general public enjoy sitcoms. I personally haven't watched much prime time tv since I was maybe in grade school. I'm fine with reality televison like Cops, and Discovery and Hisotry Channel type shows.
On an aside, I'd like to see what Jay Leno and Conan O'Brien can come up with on their own. It might be more spontaneous and a bit less predictable.