They are 30 minute segments telling us why we need a product or service. From the late Billy Mayes advertising Oxy Clean to Jack LaLanne talking about his juice machine to Mr. T advertising cookware, these programs have one goal in mind–having us trade in our cash for the product they are selling to us. I feel these programs serve a purpose, as they educate us about new and improved products available on the market. However, we also have to consider all options available to us, as these products are not always the best or only choice available. Plus. a lot of the “as seen on TV” items can also be found in stores, in some cases cheaper than through the TV.