Television is a medium that will always be relevant in society. There are thousands of television shows that are produced every year in the United States alone that are watched by millions of viewers. While there are hundreds of low quality shows on air daily, there are always better ones to balance them out. Even within the same network there can be shows that fall on opposite ends of the rating spectrum. However, their devoted fans keep them going season after season.
Anxiety, is it a Monster? Anxiety is a monster that most people have to deal with on a daily basis. Even though anxiety is not actually a monster it still torments thousands of people every day, leaving them weak and scared. Anxiety defined means “distress or uneasiness of mind caused by fear of danger or misfortune” defined by Dictionary.com. In the epic poem of Beowulf, one could say that the townspeople had anxiety when it came to Grendel because they feared what he could do to them.
TV also encourages rebellion against Parents from such shows as "Roseanne". This threatened the discipline in the child’s life as they begin to ignore not just their parents but everyone, resulting in bad language, scruffy clothes, aggressiveness and sexual precociousness. Ten years ago television would have never shown "The Jerry Springe... ... middle of paper ... ...ere must be discipline from the parents in order to reduce watching hours. This involves mainly the off switch but other solutions could be used. Parents need to spend more hours with their children trying to help them develop their mind.
While the results may seem foolproof and glamorous, it is actually a very risky procedure. With the airing of shows such as “Extreme Makeover”, MTV’s “I Want a Famous Face”, and Fox’s show “The Swan”, cosmetic surgery has become a normal part of American life. With programs like these contributing to the overwhelming popularity of cosmetic surgery, the number of people having these surgeries has greatly increased. According the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, over 8.7 million cosmetic plastic surgery procedures were performed in 2003 (Procedural Statistics). This is an increase of 32 percent, up from around 6.6 million procedures performed in 2002.
It may not be good that dinner is served in front of the television every so often, but at least the family is together. In this world of fast paced activity, it is hard to find a family that actually sits down to dinner more than once a week. Television is arguably the best form of media and current information that can be found. Everyday of the week, 24 hours a day a person can find current news b... ... middle of paper ... ...their lives are nothing like the ones seen on television. Television is fast-paced, exciting, and very often a little overboard.
All major networks now have a channel devoted 24 hours a day 7 days to solely news. In this cycle, not only are breaking stories replayed over and over, but smaller, seemingly less important stories are reported on as well. With the bias nature of every cable news station evident, the cable news network’s jab at each other over trivial and important issues, because it helps boost ratings a... ... middle of paper ... ...d be believed by anybody that reads it. A perfect example of this is the story of President Barack Obama’s birth certificate. The original story in the Hawaiian newspaper was that it was that it took an hour longer than expected to find Barack Obama’s birth certificate because of a mislabeling of the cabinets that held it.
“John Hughes never stopped writing. He was notorious for this trait, especially in the 1980s, when he churned out screenplays faster than Hollywood could make them into movies.” John Hughes was truly a smart and fantastic director who knew how to connect with his audience. The Breakfast Club was a very well thought out movie about emotion and digging deeper into oneself rather than standing at the forefront of the cliche high school problems. As big as this movie might seem since it was released, the Yearly Opening Weekends in 1985 was ranked #29. It was not the biggest hit back
The people of America had been saving the whole wartime and now it was time to have fun. Although the red scare was relevant America still sought to combat it and this was by being extreme consumerists. This was not every person’s fault, but the increase in advertising at the time had a major impact on society. The contemporary show, Mad Men demonstrates the life of men in advertising in the 1950’s and all that came with that power. The women and youth of the era were the biggest spenders of the time with the sale of over twenty-five million home appliances and a nine billion dollars annually spent on consumer goods and entertainment, respectively (Mindtap, 13.1).
It is very rare for a director to be successful right out of fi... ... middle of paper ... ...wnsides to directing, there are still many things that attract people to this vocation. The thought of being world-renowned is a major draw to this profession even if it is unlikely. When directing films, the idea one might have to interact with famous actors and people in the film business allows people to dream of meeting someone they have worshiped on their own televisions. These ideas, even if they are slim, are a major pull towards directing films. In fact, “employment in these occupations is expected to grow 11 percent during the 2006-16 decade” (“Careers.org” 4).
“My success just evolved from working hard at the business at hand each day.” claimed Johnny Carson. By doing just that, he managed to get more out of life than many others would while living their day to day lives’. For one he served in World War II and he hosted “The Tonight Show” for thirty years. Johnny Carson deserves an honorary knight award, for he is talented, brave, well respected, and he has achieved greatness. When it comes to talent, the king of late-night television, aka Johnny Carson, has more than a little.