Regarding this - From what I have been told, TV is the very LEAST of the problems. [I am certain that the writer knew that and was just being tzanua about it].
Despite being an outspoken opponent of television as a mindless, brain cell killing, often halachically forbidden exercise, I would venture to say that HALEVAI that he should watch TV, instead of other things that normally frum men are doing on business trips.
The ideal is to avoid them as much as possible and if necessary to make as many gedarim as one can. Being an avid learner really helps. Avid learners are never bored and always stimulated.