Kudos to Jeanne A.K. Hey for her Maine Voices column regarding the proliferation of TV screens in public spaces (May 2). To her list of establishments in which screens are now greeting the public, let me add banks and credit unions.

When my local credit union was remodeled recently, not one, but three giant screens were installed in the lobby. The huge display behind the tellers was showing the news, the one located to the right was broadcasting more news, and the one in a waiting area on the left featured sports coverage.

My comment to the branch manager was that the overall effect was of a sports bar. Perhaps others were put off, too: On a recent visit, I noted that the screens were limited to information about the financial services provided by the credit union.

Karen M. Martel