An artist said this to me a few months ago and now I've read it in several business books.
If you want to be happy (or happier), don't watch the TV news.
It's all doom and gloom drama... and you can get the important news you need from cnn.com or yahoo.com/news
I like the morning news if I have to watch TV news. Because it's more about the economy and human interest stories vs. the late night news which is all murders and crime and such.
Anyhow, back to work!