I’m sorry Mr. Hopkins but your theory that Modern TV somehow heralds the fall from grace for America, sounds very much like the same hypothesis that Dr. Frederic Wertham tried to employ to get comic books banned in the 50’s. If I didn’t know for a fact that Dr. Wertham has been dead for 35 years, I’d contemplate whether or not you were a sock puppet speaking on his behalf.
Geek/Nerd culture is more celebrated now than it has been at any time in recorded history. Scientists like Neil deGrasse Tyson and Stephen Hawking, and Engineers like Bobak Ferdowsi have literally achieved global Rock Star status.
My advice to you Mr. Hopkins is to stop binge-watching old TV shows, and instead step out into the sunshine and breath in some fresh air. Clearly you’ve been cooped up for too long in front of your boob-tube and it has severely skewed your perception of reality.