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Cats and Television - Cats and Television Steven Johnson wrote “Beneath the violence and the ethnic stereotypes, another trend appears: to keep up with entertainment like 24, you have to pay attention, make inferences, track shifting social relationships”(p. 214) in his article Watching Tv Makes You Smarter. So underneath all that violence and all that non pc like behavior in one of the highest rated television shows of my last ten years of living, I’m supposed to delve deeper, and see what’s really lying underneath all “that”....   [tags: Television] 1027 words
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Television Violence - ... This behavior has been coined as “Copy-Cat Violence” seeing as “some viewers will…directly imitate or copy aggressive behavior seen on television” (Violence in TV and Movies). Many tragedies have occurred from this effect of violent television, a five-year-old boy killed a girl in 1993, immediately watching Bevis and Butthead play with fire. The mother died inside her mobile home as it burned to the ground (Violence on TV and Movies). This “Copy-Cat” behavior becomes increasingly more dangerous when reality television gets involved....   [tags: Television]
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Excessive Television Viewing - Television plays a very important role in everyday life. As children grow and develop, they can be influenced by what they see and hear. Nowadays children are spending more time watching teevision programs. Excessive television viewing can have adverse effect such as more violent, education, drug or alcohol and sexual behavior. Excessive television viewing can have adverse effect such as violence; it is all over the media today. It is especially seen in popular fiction programs among children. The children do not understand between reality and fiction....   [tags: Television] 402 words
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Positive Influences of Television - “Adults should trust teens to be responsible for their media choices and listen to them about why the stories they like are important, instead of fixating on their choices only as an opportunity to lecture on ‘having better things to do’ and ‘all the crap that’s on television’ (Campbell). Though not all television is good for teenagers, there is still a great deal of television aimed at teenagers that understand them without wrongly influencing them. The main concern should be whether, in the long run, television is beneficial or damaging to the overall person....   [tags: Television]
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Television: A Vast Wasteland - ... If shows are not giving viewers accurate depictions of minorities, those outside of the minority groups might ostracize minorities and those who are in these minority groups might feel pressure to emulate these television characters. Ultimately, television stereotypes hinder the advancement of society. In addition to reinforcing negative stereotypes, television also leaves viewers misinformed. Most people use television as their source of information about local and global issues. However, though people tune into the news with the intent of being informed, they are actually getting the exact opposite....   [tags: Television]
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Television's Effect on Families as Expressed in Marie Winn's Article "The Trouble with Television" - It may be hard to admit, but television has become an intricate part of our everyday lives. People children often find themselves sitting in front of the television screen for a longer period of time than before and this has evolved immensely over the past few years. In this article, “The Trouble with Television,” by the author Marie Winn, mentions that addiction of television is negative effects on children and families. It keeps the families from doing other things and it’s a hidden competitor for all other activities....   [tags: television] 887 words
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The Negative Effects of Television on Children in Society - An estimated one billion television sets have been sold in North America, and on average, children watch 28 hours per week. The effect of television creates negative development in children. Television is one of the biggest contributions to the growing amount of obese children in North America. The amount of glorified violence in today’s society can be attributed to children watching high rated television shows. Many young children are involved in promiscuous behaviour. This might be a result of what they had seen on a television program....   [tags: television] 1311 words
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Postwar America: The Golden Age of Television - ... 32) This is important culturally because there was an emphasis on creating a distinction between the home space (private space) and the outside space (public space) in America in this decade. This connects to television’s unique ability to bring the spectator’s public world into a private space—an integral part of its rise to cultural significance. “In 1950, only 9 percent of American homes had a television set, by the end of that decade that figure rose to nearly 90 percent, and the average American watched at least five hours a day”....   [tags: Television]
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Priming Effects of Television on Eating Behavior - The effects of television on people of all ages is a topic of great study in the field of psychology. The experiments that have been done in the last 30-40 years focus on various aspects of the impact of television, from eating behavior, to cognitive effects. They also study various types of television, from the impacts of violent TV to the impacts of television advertising. In the 6 articles that I examined, the experiments were conducted in a very similar way, using various sample populations....   [tags: Television]
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The Television Experience: The Glass is Half Full - The content of television shows today ranges from the highly probable to the highly bizarre. Characters are often put into scenarios that are either extremely realistic or totally outlandish. But no matter what the content there is something for everyone and the public keeps watching. In this day, a viewer can instantly switch from watching an hour long quasi-reality show that studies the lives of promiscuous 20-somethings on the Jersey shore to a 30 minute mockumentary that focuses on the not-so-monotonous life in the office to an hour long account of plane crash survivors and an island full of mystery....   [tags: Television] 1009 words
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Television Violence Is Giving A Bad Impression On Our Children - Television Violence is giving a bad impression on our children What’s the most violent thing you’ve ever seen on television. A murder. Youth gang brawls . A deadly explosion. A war. Whatever it was, the chances are, that image is engraved in your memory. Now, think about our children we know of this modern era. We know those images won’t do us any harm. But it is not us at harm, it is our children .How. Could it be that our children are learning from what they are seeing everyday on the television....   [tags: Television] 524 words
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Television Bias - Most of people believe that television news programs present biased information. On the other hand, there are people who believe that TV news just states the facts, and that it is not biased. These people who believe that TV news states the facts believe whatever they hear and see on TV. It’s very important to know how news stations can influence their viewers. Postman and Powers give a great example in their “Television News: The Language of Pictures” article. They said, “Consider a film clip showing an aircraft carrier at sea....   [tags: Television, Bias, TV, ] 617 words
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Assignment #1 Television; “Futurama” - ... An example of a fan review while Futurama was in syndication is; “Futurama is the whipping boy of modern prime time cartoons. Since it was made by the creator of the Simpsons it was expected to be exactly like it. Futurama had its own brand of comedic flair, which is absolutely hilarious. Bender, Fry, Leela, Hermes, Zoidberg, all of these characters are well thought out and work incredibly well together, on top of the fact that situations and anecdotes from previous episodes are brought up all the time, adding continuity to an already excellent series....   [tags: Television Review]
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The Effects Of Television - The television has been commercially available in America since the 1930’s. According to the A.C. Nielsen Co., the average American watches more than 4 hours of TV each day. In a sixty-five year lifespan, that person will have spent nine years glued to the tube. This constant attention to programming can cause positive and negative effects. The negative effects on an average American family can be explained psychologically, emotionally, and physically. Television affects the psyche of children and adults differently....   [tags: Television TV] 787 words
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Television: Drug or Medicine? - Television: Drug or Medicine. When I was young I lived on the west side of Chicago, a place where manners were non-existent and education was something forced upon us. At this point in my life an education was just an obstacle to get over and not a necessity. Though we were constantly preached to by our parents that education was the key to success; but our teachers told us that we would be nothing. Out of twenty houses on my block, I was one of the three houses that had cable. I was also one of the few people on my block that had obtained relationships with people outside of my neighborhood....   [tags: Cause Effect, Television]
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Live Television - Live Television In the Article The Concept of Live Television: Ontology as Ideology, Jane Feuer presents the idea of liveness in television. Television as an institution identifies all messages emanating from the apparatus as live. However in the technological advances, the meaning of live has greatly changed. Computerized editing equipment has made editing as flexible as most film editing. Much of this new equipment is used for the recording and freezing of "live" sports events that were supposed to be the glory of the medium....   [tags: Concept of Live Television TV] 809 words
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History of Television - History of Television      Television has become a major industry all over the world, especially in the industrialized nations, and a major medium of communication and source of home entertainment. Television is used in many industries. A few examples are for surveillance in places inaccessible to or dangerous for human beings, in science for tissue microscopy, and in education. Today you can find a television in almost every home. This is why I decided to research the history of the television....   [tags: TV Television Historical Essays] 776 words
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Television Advertising - Television Advertising Television advertisement takes an important part of everyday human's life. Everyday millions of people in America and the world watches Television and advertisements. Television advertisements are very common these days. They appear in public where a lot of people can hear and watch. For example, commercials tend to appear on the radio, foot ball game where a lot of people are watching, and in on television. Advertisement is seen many times especially on television. Television is the most efficient way for business industries to use to take advantage of showing advertisement....   [tags: Television Advertisements TV] 1032 words
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Televison: The Most Popular Appliance in The World - ... According to Forstadt (2011, para 5) this “inactivity plays a huge role in weight gain…television watching consumes only a few calories than sleeping.” By watching television for long hours, the child cannot engage in play, which provides the much needed physical activity. This state of inactivity exposed to the child is one of the contributors of obesity amongst children. Effects of Television Viewing On Behavior Children are good imitators, hence are likely to behave in a way that reflects the programs they watch on the television....   [tags: Television]
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Ways in Which Television Corrupts American Society - When the first television was first successfully shown, people thought that this invention brought people to a new age, and that the television was a huge benefit to humanity. Unfortunately, since then the Golden Era of television's moral and standards have fallen drastically. We are far away from the days when Lassie and the town of Mayberry ruled the airways and were the talk of America. What was once intended as a benefit for society has become its detrimental fall, now instead of upholding American society's standards, television is working to corrupt the very society it intended to help....   [tags: media, television]
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Television Addiction - Television Addiction Marie Winn makes a convincing argument that watching too much television can be considered an addiction. Television has become a way of life for most families. Television viewing is so overwhelmingly prevalent nowadays that living without TV is often considered an extreme deprivation. TVs are everywhere, whether you are in a hospital, auto shop, or in the dentist’s office, there’s always a television by the waiting area. It’s a useful tool to help you from the boredom of waiting....   [tags: Addictions Addictive Television Media Essays]
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Reality Television - Reality Television      When Philo T. Farnsworth invented the electric television, he probably did not think that it would be used to show people eating bugs, finding husbands based on votes of viewers, or living on deserted islands. But that is exactly what you can see any given night on television now. This newest form of television programming fad is the reality television genre. Reality television is now on every station, every night, everywhere. The web page Fact Monster credits the beginning of reality TV as beginning around 2000 when a little reality game show called Who wants to be a Millionaire hit television screens....   [tags: TV Television Real Reality Essays]
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Reality Television - Reality Television In today's society, Reality Television plays an important position in people's everyday lives. The reality television programs of today are popular because of the variety of film conventions (eg. audio, visual and symbolic codes) and the values and attitudes used to construct the viewer?s response. Two good examples of reality television programs are The Apprentice and Queer Eye for the Straight Guy. In the episode of The Apprentice, 'The Price is Height', wealth is promoted through the values and attitudes of today's society to construct the viewer's response....   [tags: TV Television Reality Show Essays] 1693 words
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Bias on Television all over the World - Most of people believe that television news programs present biased information. On the other hand, there are people who believe that TV news just states the facts, and that it is not biased. These people who believe that TV news states the facts believe whatever they hear and see on TV. But the truth is that bias is everywhere, especially in today's media. Television news programs present biased information because everyone has their own opinions and their own ways that will be presented in the way they think or in the way they like....   [tags: Bias, Television, TV, media,] 818 words
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History Of Cable Television - The History Of Cable Television The 1940's and 1950s Cable Television originated in 1948 as a service to households in mountainous or geographically remote areas where reception of over the air television signals was poor. Antennas were erected on mountaintops or other high points, and homes were wired and connected to these towers to receive the broadcast signals. By 1950, 70 cable systems served 14,000 subscribers nationwide. In late 1950s, when cable operators began to take advantage of their ability to pick up broadcast signals from hundreds of miles access to these "distant signals" changed the focus of cable's role from one of transmitting local broadcast signals to one of providing new programming choices....   [tags: Television TV]
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The Effects of Television Violence on Children - It has been calculated that American kids see about 200,000 acts of violence and 25,000 murders on television by the time they reach age eighteen." (Schleifer 18) Arrests of people under the age of eighteen for violent crimes rose forty-seven percent from 1988 to 1992. (Miller 174) The American Medical Association conducted a study that found a direct relationship between viewing and homicide. (Miller 176) Does this kind of overexposure to violence have a significant effect on children and teenagers....   [tags: Television Violence ] 1110 words
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Television and College Life - Television and College Life After a long day of classes, I just like to lie down on the couch and relax while watching my favorite television show. Like me, this is how many college students end the day. After conducting a series of surveys and interviews, I realized that, even though we all like to watch our favorite shows, we prefer different shows and watch them at different times in different ways. My overall goal was to determine if there was any difference in television viewing based upon gender....   [tags: Television TV] 2240 words
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Television in the Fifties - Technology in the 1950s started with many great innovations that shape the way we live now. Probably the most important innovation of television was the introduction of cable T.V., television broadcasting, sitcoms and talk shows. Television went though many changes in its younger years. The way T.V. Developed in the early years is the foundation for what we watched now days. Transitory radios became very popular in the fact that Music could be heard in any location because it was now portable....   [tags: Television 1950's Media Broadcasting Essays] 1098 words
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Examining Mittell’s Cultural Approach to Television Genre Theory Through Louie - ... The show sought to subvert the traditional sitcom genre, “to bring back the look and tone of classic ‘shot in front of a live studio audience’ sitcoms like All In The Family and The Honeymooners, but with profanity, nudity, and frank talk about sex, race, labor, and our common despair. Formally, the conceit is brilliant: Take a familiar genre with rigidly constructed visual elements, and then twist it just enough that it becomes either refreshingly new or beguilingly alienating. But even among the adventurous subscriber base of HBO, Lucky Louie didn’t connect....   [tags: Television Review]
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Paper Proposal: The Effects of Television Content on Children - Paper Proposal: The Effects of Television Content on Children The issue of television being safe for children is a growing issue for our society. The television industry claims that it is not their responsibility to monitor what is readily available to children but that it is the parents’ responsibility. The industry is just there to make money. They are like any other corporate business in America, they only produce what sells, and right now the market for adult themed shows is much higher then children’s programs....   [tags: Project Proposal, Television Violence] 450 words
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Television - ... Barney is actually a stuffed doll that children imagine to be a giant playmate. Singer and Singer go on to include that the programing alone cannot enhance imagination but the mediation and reinforcement of an adult (2010). Viewing educational television is also shown to teach preschoolers positive social behavior. Social behavior is not just getting along with peers or listing to one’s parents, but it is the social practice of tolerance, open-mindness, and goodwill (Mandel, 2006). An experimental field study of twenty-six preschoolers on the social behavioral influence of Sesame Street and Mister Rodgers neighborhood....   [tags: TV Programs, Monitoring] 1634 words
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Childless Couples on Television - Childless Couples on Television Throughout the evolution of television, there have always been TV shows of childless television couples, such as The Honeymooners or King of Queens. As television has changed throughout the decades, so have television’s childless couples. In the beginning of television series with childless couples, the wife was the one that stayed at home, cleaned, cooked, and did the laundry. The husband was the one that made the money by going to work. Television series always portrayed women as the weaker characters....   [tags: Television Media TV Esays] 643 words
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The Worldly Impact of Television - The Worldly Impact of Television The television had a very monumental role the world’s history. The television was first introduced in the early 1950’s. This new phenomenon of television took awhile for many people to catch on to, but once this device was received there was no looking back. The television set the stage for many things such as world news, local news, entertainment, and sports. The television allowed what used to be listeners to be able to view what was going on with their television set....   [tags: Television Media TV Essays]
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Children's Comprehension of Television Messages - Children's Comprehension of Television Messages The literature surveyed so far regarding children's attention to television has relied on observation of visual attention by the child viewers. Measures of visual attention alone do not provide an indication of what aspects of the message children are extracting from the television screen. In order to acquire indications of this, researchers have relied on post-viewing measures of children's recognition and recall of information from the program....   [tags: Children Television Media Essays] 9804 words
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Digital Television Conversion - Digital Television Conversion If you are not connected to cable TV or have a non-digital television, be prepared to either throw it out or convert it into a fish tank. With the increase in technology, the television medium is becoming a more advanced system and is incorporating new standards for their networks and customers. Digital cable is more popular than ever and is being used to launch new capabilities in a couple of years. On February 17th, 2009 all over-the-air television stations are converting to a digital signal....   [tags: TV Television Technology DTV]
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Effects of Television on Today's Youth - "Television viewing is a major activity and influence on children and adolescents. Children in the United States watch an average of three to four hours of television a day. By the time of high school graduation, they will have spent more time watching television than they have in the classroom. While television can entertain, inform, and keep our children company, it may also influence them in undesirable ways." (AACAP, 2001, p. 1) Even though parents are conscious that the media can affect their children, nearly all of them don't realize how severe it is actually becoming....   [tags: TV Television Mass Media]
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A History of the Origins of Television - A History of the Origins of Television For the first half of the twentieth century, the dominant media in western society had been newspapers, radio and cinema. Then, in the early 1920s, a man named John Logie Baird created the first television, which has since become the dominant media of the second half of the twentieth century. Television has had an immense impact on human society in many forms including sociality, knowledge, experience and leisure. After the first experimental broadcasts in America in the 1920s, the British Broadcasting Corporation was set up in 1922, however television broadcasting did not begin until 1936 when an estimated 23,000 people saw the first broadcasts....   [tags: TV Television Technology] 1020 words
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ESPN: Portrayal of Sports on Television - ESPN: Portrayal of Sports on Television Sports have played a big in role throughout the history of television. Without the television, sport fans would not be able to tune into NFL games on Sunday and Monday nights. They wouldn’t be able to sit at home and watch every basketball game played during March Madness. The television has given everybody around the world a chance to watch some of the biggest and best sporting events that have ever taken place. However, for a long amount of time there was no television show that was dedicated towards just sports....   [tags: Television Media TV Essays]
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Television and the Nuclear Family - Television and the Nuclear Family Television families have been around since the 1950s, of which in the beginning, there were the nuclear families. Nuclear families usually consisted of the father, mother, two or three children and sometimes a pet. One the first families on television were the Nelsons. The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet debuted in the early 1950s and ran through the middle of the 1960s (Brooks, 16). The family consisted of Ozzie (dad), Harriet (mom), David (older son), and Ricky (younger son)....   [tags: Television Media TV] 494 words
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Sex and Violence on Television - Sex and Violence on Television          Since its inception, television has been the center of controversy. Often it has been viewed as being extremely detrimental to society, and because of this, it is often referred to as the "Boob-tube" or the "Idiot-box". So what makes television so detrimental. - The content (or in the opinion of many) the lack thereof. It is said that television has caused the rotting of our minds, that it depreciates the imagination and contributes to laziness. But the most important accusation against what comes over the airwaves, is that it influences some people into committing antisocial and often immoral behavior....   [tags: Television Media TV Essays]
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Suburbanization and the Social Use of Television - Suburbanization and the Social Use of Television The 1950s can be seen as a time of unprecedented family values, in which young, white, middle-income nuclear families arrived en masse in the pre-planned community living areas of suburbia. In the article "Joyride", Kunstler identifies the reasons for, and attraction of, a grand public relocation to previously uninhabited areas outside main city centres. Kunstler argues that it was, in part, the replacement of the streetcar (or trolley), and later the automobile, from the horse-powered transit of earlier 20th century life, that ignited weekend traffic to expand outside urban centres....   [tags: Television Media TV Essays] 602 words
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Television's Impact on Health - Television's Impact on Health In our society, television has become quite the vigorous activity. Sitting up is exhausting so most people lie down while watching television. If you were to eat at a fast food restaurant, and then head home for a bowl of ice cream for desert, oh, and then not to mention that bag of chips while you watch your favorite Reality TV series, you are asking for something that you are not going to be happy with. What is it that you are asking for. It is called obesity. I have found myself eating at McDonald’s on countless occasions....   [tags: Television Health Eating Essays] 664 words
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The Reality of Reality Television - The Reality of Reality Television "The winner of the first Survivor competition is...Rich." It was the name heard 'round the country the night of August 23, 2000, as 51 million television viewers tuned in to the finale of Survivor. The questions, the predictions, the bets, and the reality rested on that one name. For three months, America watched and wondered. Who could it be. Who is the ultimate survivor. With the unveiling of that single, now infamous, name, you could almost feel the country erupt with emotion....   [tags: Media Reality Television Papers] 2067 words
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Analysis of the Television Show The Simpsons - Analysis of the Television Show The Simpsons The specific children’s series that I will be discussing is entitled “The Simpson’s”. The main characters consist of Homer, Marge, Lisa, Bart, and Maggie Simpson. They reside in a town called Springfield, one that is typical of an American suburb. Some other characters which appear on a regular basis are Mr. Burns, the owner of the Springfield chemical plant, his assistant Weiland Smithers, the Flanders family, which resides right next door to the Simpson’s, and principal Skinner....   [tags: The Simpsons Cartoons Television Essays]
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The Future of Television and Technology - The Future of Television and Technology With the development of digital technologies the future of television lies with Satellite or Cable Broadcasting. The era of Terrestrial Broadcasting is now over....   [tags: Film Television Technology] 1300 words
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The Effects of Television on Child Development - The Effects of Television on Child Development (missing works cited) Our generation has been raised in a technological advanced world and there has been definite controversy over many of these innovations that this new culture has brought. An innovation that has troubled the youth of America for many years is television. Although there is no certainty to eliminate this 'plug-in drug,'; there are many ways to control and monitor your television as a parent.      Children between two and eleven years of age watch an average of 25 hours of television a week.(Children's Television) Which means that children spend more time watching television than in school....   [tags: TV Television Children Argumentative Essays] 2026 words
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Television's Impact on Society - Television's Impact on Society Although television is perceived as one of the greatest scientific inventions of the 20th century and is watched enormously by the American public, it is often criticized as the root of intellectual destruction for children.  Television has been praised throughout history for its ability to transmit visual images with accompanying sound to entertain, educate, and to provide a sense of truth.  Through the miracle of television the public has witnessed extraordinary historical events in an approach that no other form of communication has ever been able to duplicate.  It has brought the man landing on the moon, the Kennedy assassination, and the Vietnam War into the living room, as if the viewers were actually there.  Although television has captured such memorable, historical documentation, it also can be perceived as an evil storyteller.  Through the illustrations of TV, children have witnessed war, murder, hate, prejudice, sexual promiscuity, as well as other forms of inapt actions, before they were even old enough to ride a bicycle, without training wheels....   [tags: Television Media TV Essays Papers ]
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Television Violence's Effects on Children - Television Violence's Effects on Children Most people read statistics like “Before the average American child leaves elementary school, he or she will have witnessed more than 8,000 murders on television” ( “Does T.V. Kill?” ), and worry about the negative effect viewing violence on television will have on their children. Research into the effects of childhood exposure to violent television programming shows that there is cause for concern. Watching violence on television does have a negative effect on the way children see the world and the way they behave towards others....   [tags: Violence Television Media Crime Essays]
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Negative Effects of Television - Negative Effects of Television I hear the door slam abruptly and a thud from something hitting the ground. It’s about 3:15, so my sister should be home. I bring her backpack into the living room as I see her fixated on the television. I tell her to put it away and she says ok, whatever. She gets to her room and not two seconds later does her TV click on in her room. I ask her if she wants to play catch, “No that’s alright.” She always loved to play catch, what about some basketball I ask her, “No, maybe some other time,” she says as her eyes are glued to the box....   [tags: TV Television Negative Bad Essays] 1114 words
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Analysis of the Television Show, Girlfriends - Analysis of the Television Show, Girlfriends The T.V show " Girlfriends" is very eye catching for young women between the ages of 16-35. It deals with girl related issues, for example: what am i going to wear on my first date, or do i look fat. These are some of the topics friends talk about. The show is based on four African American women who have been friends since early childhood, it takes place now in the present. The girls are in there mid-20's-early 30's. The characters names are Jone, Tony, Mya, and Lin....   [tags: Girlfriends Media Television Relationships Essays] 773 words
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Television’s Impact on its Viewers - Television’s Impact on its Viewers          Problems arise abundantly in almost every situation, and solutions are even more scarce. To find one great solution to a pressing problem of contemporary society is difficult, yet not impossible. Americans are plagued by the influences of television day in and day out. It is one of the main constants in many individuals lives, while grabbing the attention of families in ninety-eight percent of America’s homes and is kept on for an average of six and a half hours every day (Cheney 2)....   [tags: Television Media TV Essays]
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Television and Parents are Corrupting Our Youth - Television and Parents are Corrupting Our Youth What is the first thing people usually do when they first go home. For many, head for the recliner and grab the remote to see what’s on television. It’s a daily routine for most people. Since the invention of television, adverse effects such as obesity and increased violence in the emulation of television acts has been displayed in children. But who is to blame, the Television or the children’s parents’. Many would say that the parents are to blame....   [tags: Television TV Media] 800 words
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NBC: The Most Watched Television Network - NBC: The Most Watched Television Network What makes any company successful. It could be anything from a hard work ethic, a wise decision based on experience, or even luck. Essentially there all kinds of ways that make a company successful. For the last seventy-five years one television network has beat others to capture such a large audience, making it the most watched network. That network is the National Broadcasting Company, otherwise known as NBC. The combination of its television shows, national and local news programs, and history has allowed it to grow into one of the top successful networks....   [tags: Television Media TV Essays]
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Positive Effects of Television Upon Children - Positive Effects of Television Upon Children      Without a doubt, television is the central and principal form of communication in many people’s lives. This form is most often exposed to a child who instantly becomes accustomed to its presence. Children are televisions largest audience, as Morris shows, “Children aged two to five look at the TV tube on an average of 28.4 hours a week; those between the ages of six and eleven average 23.6 hours a week”. Television has played an important role in many children’s lives and its viewing has been a favorite activity for many of them....   [tags: Positive Effects of Television on Social Behavior]
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The Effects Television Violence Has on Children - The Effects Television Violence Has on Children Television has both positive and negative effects on children between the ages of two and five. Some research shows that violence in the media can be linked to aggressive behavior in children. Though, some researchers disagree with this statement and believe that there are other factors, besides television, which cause children to become violent. The following essay will reflect both sides of this argument. Violent television shows lead to violence in children between the ages of two and five....   [tags: Media Violence Violent Television Essays] 778 words
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Television - The impact that television (A.K.A.- TV) has had on mankind in the last 50 years, is rivaled by few other inventions throughout modern history. Recently television has been given a bad wrap, seen by many people as a cruel invention, a 'boob-tube'; mesmerizing and brainwashing its viewers. People have forgotten TV is an educational and entertaining tool used in the everyday lives of people around the world. Without TV and its many advantages where would the world be at this very moment, certainly not in the information age that it is in now....   [tags: essays research papers] 673 words
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The Bull Market of Television and Bear Market Of Responsibility - The Bull Market of Television and Bear Market Of Responsibility The inanimate, lifeless object consists of 10 feet of copper wiring, a hardwired main board, thousands of electrical switches and receivers, all compactly encased in 25 pounds of hardened plastic. This plastic box occupies minimal space, requires electrical energy just greater than a toaster, and can be purchased anywhere in America for under $100. It is more accessible, prevalent, and influential than any other person, place, event, or thing this world has every seen; and to many it acts as the present day Hitler carrying out genocide on America’s value system, societal fabric, and treasured democracy....   [tags: American Television TV Essays] 1278 words
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Impact of Film and Television: 1950’s to Present - Impact of Film and Television: 1950’s to Present Today, Film and Television are among the most internationally supported commodities. Financially, their contributions are enormous: both industries are responsible for the circulation of billions of dollars each year. Since their respective explosions into the new media markets during the mid-twentieth century, film and television have produced consistently growing numbers of viewers and critics alike. Sparking debate over the nature of their viewing, film and television are now being questioned in social, political, and moral arenas for their potential impact on an audience....   [tags: Television Media TV Essays]
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The Media’s Decreasing Morals As Seen Through Television - The Media’s Decreasing Morals as Seen Through Television In today’s world, it is not rare to walk into the living room and witness a man being violently shot in the head…in a television set. The general public seems to be constantly asking themselves where morality and values on television have gone. Taking a look back in time, it is easy to point out how violence in the media is much more evident than it was fifty years ago. Both in the past and now, the media has an ethical duty concerning the general public....   [tags: Television Content Media] 1345 words
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Television - Media & Adolescence Concern about children and violence through the media has a long history. The attention is divided between the two sides which view media as an insignificant problem or the opposite, a threat. Everyone, male or female, white or black, child or adult, are affected and influenced by the media. We learn from television each day, and without the slightest intent do we take after what we see. There is no doubt that children alter their ways of life due to media, and more than ever do I think it is for the worse....   [tags: essays research papers] 1020 words
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Impact Of Television Violence In Relation To Juvenile Delinquency - Impact of Television Violence In Relation To Juvenile Delinquency When children are taught how to tie their shoes, it is because of how their parents showed them. When children are taught how to do math problems it is because how their teachers show them. With all of the role models how does television affect our children. Many adults feel that because they watched television when they were young and they have not been negatively affected then their children should not be affected as well. What we must first realize is that television today is different than television of the past, violence is more prevalent in todays programming unlike the true family programming of the past....   [tags: TV Violence Television Cause Essays]
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Lifetime - Television for Women - Lifetime - Television for Women Launched on February 1, 1984, Lifetime was created by the merger of Daytime and Cable Health Network. Lifetime was crowned “Television for women” in 1994 and began an ambitious expansion of original programming and public service initiatives targeted to women. Lifetime is dedicated to providing contemporary, innovative entertainment and information on-air and online that is of particular interest to women. Lifetime shows its commitment to the expansion of women within three main contributors, which are the Lifetime original movies, Lifetime television series, and Lifetime channels....   [tags: Televisaion Media TV] 455 words
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Television and Media - Soap Operas and Reality TV Dating Shows - Relationship Between Soap Operas and Reality TV Dating Shows Tania Modleski’s “The Search for Tomorrow in Today’s Soap Operas” proposes that the unique appeal and function of soap opera lies in (a) the viewer’s ability to inhabit the text’s prescribed spectatorial position of ‘the good mother’, and (b) use the archetypal ‘villainess’ to displace one’s own repressed anger and powerlessness. It can be argued, using Modleski’s analytical perspectives on the interpellated spectatorial positions of soap operas, that a new genre of television programs (namely the reality dating shows) function in a similar way....   [tags: Television Media TV Essays] 1762 words
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Single Parents on Television - Single Parents on Television When we think about television families, it is usually the happy nuclear families with a Mom, Dad, and a couple children. What if that family is not a full family and there is a parental figure missing. Would missing a parent really affect the way a child is raised. The realization of single parent families in everyday households is becoming more and more a reality in the United States, and television shows are relating to this fact. The new trend in television is to have a single Mom or Dad facing the odds of single parenthood, while raising two-to-three kids, working at a full-time job, and still taking care of the household....   [tags: Televison Media TV Essays] 619 words
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Television and Children - Television and Children It seems so perfect. Dad is on the couch with his feet up, while Mom and the children quietly watch a program on television. There is no fighting among the children as their eyes are transfixed on a world of wonder and make-believe. Soon, however, that perfect world is poisoned by images of people being violently murdered and half-naked bimbos prancing across the television screen. Perhaps changing the channel is the solution, right. Wrong. A different channel reveals more of the same....   [tags: Child Development] 802 words
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Television and Children - ... They begin to respond less emotionally to the violence, and that renders them less afraid. Arguments In 1990, children’s television act became federal law. To be authorized for license renewal, it became compulsory for all broadcast stations to supply at least three hours a week of programs that qualify as informative and educational for children. Ever since, it became safe to consider television as a means of education. One of the benefits of television as an educational medium is that it is appealing to children, so they will watch voluntarily....   [tags: Media]
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Addicted to Television - The introduction of television is considered one of the highest achievements in human history. It was one of the fast growing commercial products that spread throughout the economy. The basic principle of television is to extend an image and its associated sound beyond its natural limits. From the introduction of television, the number of family that attain a television has been increasing and so has the entertainment business been booming. During the 19th century television took over the purpose of a radio as the main means of receiving visual entertainment and critical information like the weather and global news....   [tags: Entertainment ] 847 words
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Television Programing - ... According to a report published by the Pew Internet & American Life Project, only 3% of adults in the United States had access to a broadband internet connection in June 2000, but by May 2010 that number shot up to 66% (Smith, 2010). Figure 1 shows this rise in broadband access, and how it has largely displaced the slower, dial-up type connections. While overall internet access rose significantly during this period, the chart clearly shows broadband internet access dominated the market during this decade....   [tags: Technology, TV, Internet] 1146 words
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Television Advertisement - ... (Vrontis, 2003). Countries differ widely in the availability, quality, coverage, audience, and cost of advertising media (Root, 1994). According to Laroche and Teng (2006) matching the distinctive cultural values is a vital component of international advertising and marketing. Therefore, marketing practitioners should always consider cultural variables in their advertising because culture seems to influence advertising tactics and consumer’s decision making (ibid). Taking that in consideration and determining the optimum advertisement message, by adapting the promotional message to cultural differences (Root, 1994)....   [tags: Communication, Media] 779 words
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Turn the Channel Already! - ... In a serial with closure, each story is finished at the end of the episode. The central characters in a series with closure remain the same each week but the storyline differs from week to week. Douglas states that in a series with closure, “the quest of the characters is complete” after each episode. (Douglas) Some noteworthy examples of serials with closure are “CSI” and “Law and Order”. The second most watched television genre in America is comedy. Television comedies can also be broken down into sub-categories....   [tags: Television]
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Enough Is Enough...The TV Can Wait - ... Those networks have captured the youth’s attention more than reading, studying, and playing outside. Picker expressed in her article that the AAP recommends a limit of one to two hours of screen time for children over the age of two (Picker 88). That’s why it’s important for parents to monitor the content of television programs and set viewing limits to ensure that our children don’t spend too much time watching television. By setting limits we can reshape the thought process and get our youth to focus more on what’s important....   [tags: Television]
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Not Everything Can Be Viewed As Black and White - Modern television has surpassed many former boundaries held by our society standards of fifty years ago. New inventive shows are created almost every month with a plethora of different characters, surprising twists and intertwining plots. This allows producers to capture the attention of viewers from week to week and allows the television industry to prosper. But does television have any intellectual benefits or is it all just garbage. The answer can be found at a happy medium. Dana Steven’s, the author of the article “Thinking Outside the Idiot Box”, is correct in her idea that the multi-threading and complicated plotlines of television shows in modern-day have no real intellectual benefit for viewers....   [tags: Television]
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Watching TV: The Electronic Professor - Watching TV: The electronic professor “Stop watching television and go do something productive!” My mother would shout angrily when I would watch the “The Simpsons.” As mentioned in the article "Watching TV Makes You Smarter," Steven Johnson argued that 21st Century television shows develop complicated and more challenging narratives than those of an earlier time and offer viewers extra intellectual stimulation. Consequently television programming today reveals an astonishing narrative sophistication with unique plots increasing the viewer’s intellectual demands....   [tags: Television] 1548 words
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Signs of Intelligence: Live from the Tube - Does watching television make you smarter. Do the new shows require the same focus, imagination, and retention as reading a book. Steven Johnson thinks so, author of Watching TV Makes You Smarter. The simplicity of television has come and gone, replaced with mind exercising network shows. Shows of today contain numerous, difficult plots with multiple characters; interesting topics and high profit yields. Steven Johnson believes that all of these things have created a new kind of television, one that may make you more intelligent, however, there are exceptions to this such as reality and junk television....   [tags: Television] 1014 words
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TV Content Regulations - ... As time went on, some broadcast television networks expanded their line-up to include representative families from other ethnicities. The only problem is that most typical family shows, such as The Cosby Show, Full House, and Everybody loves Raymond still presented happy, well-adjusted middle class families, where nothing worse than spilt milk or putting a red shirt in a white laundry load ever happened. Many adults became dissatisfied with the perfect, cookie cutter families portrayed. Because of the content control of broadcast networks, many shows that try to depict more realistic views of families that often have struggles with crime, job loss, abuse or death would simply be too watered down....   [tags: Television]
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Evolutionary Families - ... During this decade, racial diversity increased and an atmosphere where African Americans were accepted on television emerged. The Cosby Show is frequently credited with bracing the domestic situation comedy. The positive and chic lifestyle in Cosby contrasted with former negative images of African Americans (Television and Family 1). Historically, the portrayal of minority families has been imprecise, with African-American individuals often depicted as negligent, idle, and a spotlight for humor In the 1980s, The Cosby Show conquered public view of family portrayals with a desirable family....   [tags: Television]
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Reality TV - ... The structure of early reality programs such as 1948’s “Candid Camera” have been recycled in newer programs such as “Punk’d” (“Reality TV”). However, today, tv is saturated with reality programs. Why now. Why the rapid rise. In his book “The Bias of Communication” Harold Innis categorized the history of society into two traditions: the oral tradition and the written tradition. In the oral tradition, everything of importance was communicated orally(Innis 2). As a result, according to Innis “the oral tradition emphasized memory and training” (Innis 9)....   [tags: Television] 1210 words
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The Crime Drama Genre - ... It shows that anything can happen inside a prison and you can’t trust anyone. This brings tension and pleasure within the narrative from the conflict of the prisoners against the social order. Will they get caught. That is what attracts the audience and keeps them on the edge of their seat as they want to know what is going to happen next and if their “favourite” inmate is going to survive. Moreover, Tom Fontana (2000) stated that in contrast to many screen depictions of prison (such as the Shawshank Redemption (1994)), none of the characters imprisoned in Oz are innocent of their crimes....   [tags: Television]
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Has Society Gone Too Far? - Would you ever eat a plate of worms. Or perhaps stay trapped in a box and let rats crawl all over you. If that is not intense enough for you maybe eating buffalo testicles would be more pleasing. These are just some of the horrific stunts television is showing on a variety of shows. Ask yourself the question is TV really good or bad. There have been articles debating this subject such as Steven Johnson’s "Watching TV Makes You Smarter" who is pro watching TV and encourages it. He feels that it gets peoples brains to work and they draw some sort of connection to the people on the show....   [tags: Television] 1401 words
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