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The Reality Of Reality Television

- At one point in time, southern reality television programs focused on what is known as “southern hospitality,” but in the recent years have strayed away from this concept to show viewers the negative stereotypes of the South. On one hand, the South represents graciousness, harmony, and easy living. On the other hand, the South is full of violence, hatred, cruelty, and ignorance. Persistent and curious infatuation with reality television is dangerous because it continues to extend the negative stereotypes associated with the people of the South....   [tags: Television, Reality television, Television program]

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The Reality Of Reality Television

- The reality show phenomenon The first television shows aired in 1948 it was a TV series called Candid Camera by Allen Funt. Have you ever wondered what attracts millions of Americans each week to watch this cultural phenomenon know as “reality TV”. “Reality television episodes have increased to 57% of all television shows that can be found on your TV guides.” Big Brother was one of the first more successful and most viewed reality television show, “When it first started Big Brother would air five times a week and could be viewed on the web 24 hours a day” (Reiss.) So the question many viewers keep asking themselves is should we really be watching reality TV....   [tags: Television, Reality television, Television program]

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The Reality Of Reality Television Shows

- Reality TV Show The beginning of reality television started with competition shows and with the time reality television shows began to appear more and more. There are many different types of reality shows, such as game competitions, cooking contests, talents, or real family life. That means there are many viewers have been increasing and they like these types of shows because it is fun and many people get interested to know what will happen next. Every reality television show has been known to every family and county but not all people like it, but it has advantages are more than disadvantages....   [tags: Reality television, Television]

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The Reality Of Reality Television

- The Effects of Reality Television The entertainment world is a billion-dollar industry that primarily focuses on generating future celebrities and addicting television series purposely created in order to increase viewers. Because of the creation of outrageous and unique television series, society has become strongly dependent on technology for their endless entertainment. Reality television has become so prevalent in today’s society, and it needs to be discussed on a more in depth level. Should reality television be restricted by any exterior forces....   [tags: Reality television, Television program]

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The Reality Of Reality Television

- Reality television is a very popular form of entertainment these days. Something about watching seemingly normal people make friends, make enemies, and fight on television really pulls the average American in. However, this could actually be very terrible. Researchers say that watching these reality television shows could actually be teaching people to overreact in reaction to normal, everyday occurrences. In fact, if this love of reality television keeps up, the nation may be facing a huge problem: people will actually start to believe that overreacting is the norm....   [tags: Reality television, Television, Aggression]

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The Reality Of Reality Television

- Americans have always been curious. Curiosity led to the discovery of our nation, the inventions of such modern-day necessities (like the light bulb and the automobile), and even the search of outer space. However, most all topics have a form of good and bad, and one particularly bad form of curiosity that exists in the majority of the American people has led to the creation of what is referred to as “reality television.” The guilty pleasure of getting an inside look on another person’s life seems completely harmless at a glance, but what’s the catch....   [tags: Reality television, Television]

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The Reality Of Reality Television

- Reality television has a lot to show for our generation and the way society acts. Reality Tv shows are not actually a reality. There are a lot of parts where the plot line is twisted and where they have manipulated people to make them seem like something has happened that actually has not. This shows how we treat others, what we are looking for in life, or the desires we want in life. Some reality shows teach us how we should and should not act. Some of these shows are just a joke and make us laugh because of how ridiculous it is....   [tags: Reality television, Television]

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Reality Television : The Biggest Loser

- According to the Washington Post there are over 300 reality television shows that captivate millions of viewers (Yahr), but why. Simply stated, entertainment, reality television shows capture “real life” and tell a supposedly unscripted and planned story capitalizing on someone else misfortune. Reality television follows a general trend in our society making private lives public and celebrating public humiliation, but why do a mass majority of our society find this entertaining. The popular show The Biggest Loser follows the general trend of reality television in society by using public humiliation of its contestants to create entertainment and the audience enjoys this humiliation because it...   [tags: Reality television, Television]

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The Negative Characteristics Of Reality Television

- The Negative Characteristics of Reality Television Reality shows have been around since the late 20th century, but they were not badly portrayed as the shows of the 21st century. Programs of this time period do not have many good influences for younger viewers however they are still popular and children still manage to watch them. Usually some parents would be able to prevent their sons or daughters from watching certain reality series because of the contents that was being broadcasted. Nevertheless, these modern shows that captures the lives of the stars have drawn attention from both youth and adult viewers....   [tags: Reality television, Television program]

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The Movie ' Reality Television '

- As the world continues to change, society’s perception of what is too violent, too obscene, or too gruesome changes with it. Have you ever watched a scary movie from the 70’s and wondered how people could have been so scared by the film. The special effects are horrible, the music is cheesy, and the plot line is obvious, but you 're only able to say this because you 've compared it to the movies of your time. Technology had improved and people began to crave more mystery and suspense. The film industry adjusted to the wants of the public and movies were continuously created with more action, more drama, more violence....   [tags: Reality television, Television, Entertainment]

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The Reality Of Reality Television

- Reality Television has the ability to obtain any ones attention because of its unpredictable experience. People have the chance to feel better about themselves when watching Jon & Kate Plus 8, or imagine a life with wealth like the entrepreneurs on Dragons Den. Reality shows allow you to feel more engaged, than a scripted television show. They prepare us for the real world by giving us a virtual experience from the perspective of someone else. Being able to watch someone encounter an experience, and learn from their mistakes is a valuable asset in the real world....   [tags: Reality television, Television, Television program]

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The Reality Of Reality Television

- Mixed Emotions Society has changed drastically in the past ten years. Most people blame reality television and think it is a downfall for us as a nation. Pozner the author of Reality Bites Back never comes out and says she dislikes reality television but she degrades it to make her point. I on the other hand have mixed emotions with reality television, which is on almost all prime-time television channels now, with shows that are controversial such as: 16 and Pregnant. Reality is defined as things that affect everyday people in the world on a day-to-day basis....   [tags: Reality television, Television, Television program]

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The Reality Of Reality Television

- Reality television has been a popular means of entertainment for viewers, and an economic investment for television networks since MTV aired their hit reality show The Real World, back in 1992. Although unscripted television existed as early as the late 1940s, reality television really began to thrive in the 90s. Since then, numerous versions of reality television shows have emerged. Reality television includes a variety of programs, each belonging to a different branch of reality. Within those branches are: documentary style shows, which includes shows about special living environments (Jersey Shore), shows about celebrities (Keeping up with the Kardashians), and shows about professional ac...   [tags: Reality television, Television, Television program]

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The Reality Of Reality Television

- In this day and age there isn’t hardly a person who doesn’t watch some form of reality television. Whether it be an adrenaline pumping baking competition, a talent based show with singing and dancing, or the pure entertainment of a day in the life of celebrities most everyone watches some form of reality television. There seems to be a few different sides to reality TV that make it so entertaining for people to watch. There seems to be the shows that lure people in because of the motivational aspect, the drama, or the deep down genuine appearance....   [tags: Reality television, Television, Television program]

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The Reality Of Reality Television

- In this day and age, there isn’t hardly a person who doesn’t watch some form of reality television. Whether it is an adrenaline pumping baking competition, a talent based show with singing and dancing, or the pure entertainment of a day in the life of celebrities most everyone watches some form of reality television. There seems to be a few different sides of reality TV that make it so entertaining for people to watch. There seems to be the shows that lure people in because of the motivational aspect, the drama, or the deep down genuine appearance....   [tags: Reality television, Television, Television program]

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The Reality Of Reality Television

- In the regular life, individuals watch a great number of unscripted TV appears in the morning, evening, and night. However, have you seen, the impact of viewing these unscripted TV shows to the choices you make during that time or even through your lifetime. Particularly kids in this millennium, happens to get the most outcome of it. Reality TV is a classification of TV programming that archives apparently unscripted genuine circumstances, and frequently highlights a generally obscure cast. There are distinctive sorts of unscripted TV appears, documentaries shows are tend to concentrate on issues with individuals and dramatization, other than concentrating on instructing us, as said in numer...   [tags: Reality television, Television, Television program]

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The Reality Of Reality Television Shows

- Producers of reality television shows often attempt to imitate many common stereotypes, behaviors, and emotions that go hand in hand with everyday life in the real world today. As a matter of fact, the aspect of reality within TV shows often proves as the foremost reason to why individuals decide to dedicate themselves to watching a show on a regular basis. Viewers frequently feel inner connections to particular characters or events that occur throughout a given reality TV show. These connections provide viewers with a sense of purpose watching a show since it may have an impact on how they go about their own lives within the real world....   [tags: Reality television, Television program, Episode]

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Duck Dynasty : A Reality Television

- Since the inception of reality television, viewers have enjoyed watching various characters embark on the journey of their daily lives. Duck Dynasty is a reality television show following the Louisianan family behind the hunting brand, Duck Commander. The CEO, Willie Robertson, guides the show, as other family members provide support for the show’s overall goal of aligning with a majority of Americans. Duck Dynasty’s ability to relate to the current time period allows the characters to connect with the audience on a personal level....   [tags: Reality television, Television program, Television]

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Reality Television On Our Lives

- Reality television has become nearly unavoidable and American society is more affected by reality television than they realize. Society can be shaped from reality TV in many ways like the way people act, and also the way people can perceive a problem. I never really could have thought just some of the stuff we watch on television like Big Brother, could be impacting us in any way. I always thought the reason people said reality television is bad for us was because we would get addicted and not want to leave the couch....   [tags: Reality television, Television program, Television]

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The Reality Of Television Stars

- Society today relies heavily on television for their daily lives; whether it is for the local news or for the entertainment value of reality television. However, with television being more accessible today than ever, teenagers are watching it completely unregimented. With teenagers being extremely influential human beings, they are more likely to replicate the celebrities they see on reality television due to the influence that these celebrities have over a normal person. Many researchers have proven that the choices of reality television stars are often imitated by teenagers because they may feel compelled to follow the reality stars they see on television due to the desire to be popular, f...   [tags: Reality television, Television, Television program]

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Television 's Desire For Reality Television

- I believe that an important problem that exists with media today is television’s yearning to look like classic film. We constantly see the most popular television shows become popular because of their imitation of film. As long as trying to replicate film through the new technology of television remains the norm, we will never advance in our use of it. Along with that, the desire for television shows that fall into this category will eventually fizzle out, leaving us stranded for new content. In reading Mark Andrejevic, I realized that our problem with reality television is not that it is immature or corny as a lot of people view it, but it’s complete separation from classical film....   [tags: Reality television, Television]

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Reality Television And Its Effects On Society

- Essay question: Reality television often bears little resemblance to real life and encourages superficial views on people and relationships. Given the genre’s popularity, is it fair to say that this type of programing is unethical and corrupting to society. Introduction/thesis statement: Many people claim they do not watch or watch very little reality television (TV), are you watching too much reality television and is it too late. This essay sets out to explore the genera of reality television and the effects it has on society, answering the question of is reality television unethical and corrupting to society....   [tags: Reality television, Television]

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Reality Television Has Impacted The World

- What attracts millions of Americans each week to “Reality TV”. Millions of viewers tune in every week to be entertained by gossiping, the drama, and also many real moments in the show. Reality tv has opened many doors for many celebrities and Pop culture as a whole. Reality TV has impacted the world, but it has impacted The United States Of America the most. Studies show that humans like to be entertained by seeing fights and arguments on TV or in person. Many reality TV shows are mixed with scripted and unscripted scenes....   [tags: Reality television, Television]

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The Reality Of Television Genre

- Ideology in the Reality TV Genre One of the most influential and impactful inventions that has shaped our society is television. Not the TV itself, but what is displayed on the TV. Most television show genres were made for entertainment, informative or education purposes, a genre that’s purpose is ambiguous is Reality TV. All shows that fit into the Reality TV genre are unscripted, has a cast that are usually not professional actors and the show normally focus on drama, competition, and placing participants into rare or unusual situations and environments....   [tags: Reality television, Television program]

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Reality Television Has Impacted Society

- Reality TV in America Reality television has been around since 1948. Over the past decade, reality TV has seen a dramatic rise in popularity. Today, you can turn on the television and there is a chance that a reality TV show will be on. Reality television is a big part of American’s lives today. There are reality shows starting from relationships, drama, entertainment, to cooking, fitness, sports, and many more. According to a recent study by the Girl Scouts Institute, “Forty-seven percent of girls and young women say they are regular viewers, with thirty percent saying they sometimes watch it." It also reports, “eighty-six percent believe these shows often put girls against each other to...   [tags: Reality television, Television program, Television]

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The Reality Of Television : Beauty Full Ladies

- We all have music artists that we love to listen to over and over again about one hundred times, we stand in long lines to watch them live in concerts even though the ticket prices may be so expensive or may even watch their music videos an exaggerated amount of times just so that they can get the views. The point I’m trying to make is that we all have our favorites artists such Beyoncé, Kanye West, Bruno Mars, or even lady gaga but my favorite artists are hands down K.Michelle and Tamar Braxton....   [tags: Reality television, Television, Toni Braxton]

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Reality Is A Genre Of Television Programming

- Definition of a Reality Show Reality TV is a genre of television programming that presents unscripted dramatic or humorous alleged situation and record real events. It usually features ordinary people instead of professional actors, sometimes other circumstances in the game or in a prize being awarded. Genre often prominent individuals and dramatic conflict to a greater extent than other unscripted television documentaries and other programs. Such a participant genre has different standards metaphor, such as express their ideas reality TV confession with cast members, which often doubles as a program, "the narration in the competition-based reality shows, a significant subset of the epis...   [tags: Reality television, Television]

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Reality Television Is A Market That Thrives Off Of Profit Earning

- Beyond our entertainment, reality television is a market that thrives off of profit earning. John Fiske, author of Television Culture, goes behind the scenes of the reality television world to help readers understand how it reaches society as a whole. T.V. programs rely heavily on codes, which people use to interpret the world, and share meanings. “The point is that “reality” is already encoded, or rather the only way we can perceive and make sense of reality is by the codes of our culture . . ....   [tags: Television, Reality television, Television program]

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Reality Television Has Lead The General Population

- In today 's generation, millions of television shows have been created to entertain the general public. Whether it be cartoons, dramas, comedies, chick flicks, or reality t.v., I guarantee there is a show that each person enjoys watching. One particular genre appears to be the most viewed from a television screen, which is reality television. It is evident that the general population enjoys watching lives unfold and the various interactions between characters in reality television. For example, in Keeping Up With The Kardashians, the main characters in the family, (Kim, Kourtney, Khloe, Kris, Bruce (Caitlyn), Kylie, and Kendall) all fight like cats and dogs and stay angry at each other over...   [tags: Reality television, Television]

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Reality Television : An Integral Part Of Reality Tv Programming

- Reality tv has shifted to have viewer interaction than in the past. Competitive Reality Shows specifically have a lot of viewer interaction. One of the many motivations in cultivating a sense of viewer interaction is to ensure that a show has a dedicated group of viewers. The theory is that viewers are more likely to continue to watch a show if they know that their views and concerns are contributing in cultivating the show’s outcome. Thus, while reality tv varies in it’s many formats and genres, researchers agree that viewer interaction and participation has become an integral part of reality tv programming....   [tags: Reality television, Television program]

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Reality Television Can Influence The Minds Of Children

- Reality TV shows have become a very popular form of entertainment in modern culture since the end of the last century. This type of television programming has become very attractive to viewers because of the authenticity of the shows, plotlines, and riveting characters. Reality television has been extremely popular amongst teen and pre-teen viewers, which is quite disturbing considering the negative impacts that these shows have. Although some believe that reality tv shows are just a harmless use of entertainment, they do in fact have the ability to affect the behavior of teenagers....   [tags: Television, Television program, Reality television]

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Reality Shows Of Indian Television

-  Reality shows of Indian Television Indian high emotional intelligence and emotional resonance of any strike is an instant hit in India. The reality show success in India can be attributed to a large extent this weakness. Another reason these programs from Saas Bahu Town soap is to provide relief to their immense popularity. thereality 's growing popularity, showing the Indian TV channels are added to the production of television programs a new dimension. These programs give the opportunity of living in the interior of the country to showcase their talent genius....   [tags: Reality television, Television program]

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The Truman Show : An Unusual Type Of Reality Television Show

- The Truman Show, starring Jim Carey, is a movie about an unusual type of reality television show starring a Truman Burbank in a 14 hour a day television show that is all about his life. The show began when Truman Burbank was born and has been running for almost 30 years. Truman has spent his entire life in a large dome that is made to look like the real world, including weather, sky, stars, a sea, and his hometown, Seahaven. The town is equipped with 5,000 cameras so that Truman will always be seen on the TV show “The Truman Show” at any time of the day from inside his home to anywhere in town....   [tags: Reality television, The Truman Show, Television]

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Television : Reality Of Fiction

- Reality of Fiction Maybe you want to eat worm-based cakes, or fish eyeballs, or even jump off of a building-- but through the television glass, even the scariest of moments of reality can be entertaining. In the article “Reality Television: Oxymoron,” George F. Will speaks about television desensitizing people to important issues. Many shows broadcast are very violent, causing a domino effect resulting in darker and darker shows designed to compete. George F. Will agrees; reality television is more mainstream drama than “reality.” As Will watches television, he sees degrading things on most channels....   [tags: Reality television, Television, Television program]

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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]

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The Effects Of Reality Television On The American Culture Of Today 's Society

- Today while watching a movie on cable, there were four to five minute breaks of commercials. Most of these commercials consisted of new reality shows. If they were not new, it was dates for when the old ones would make a comeback. Reality television has been in our lives since the 1940 's.(Slocum) Although, the shows that were on years ago were much less vulgar. It seems as though reality T.V. continues to go down the wrong road. Throughout the rest of this research paper we will talk about the positive and negative effects of reality television on it 's viewers and how it effects the American culture of today 's society....   [tags: Reality television, Television]

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The Article ' Modeling Meanness : Associations Between Reality Television Consumption, Perceived Realism, And Adolescents ' Social

- The article "Modeling Meanness: Associations Between Reality TV Consumption, Perceived Realism, and Adolescents ' Social Aggression" by Ward and Carlson, this article analyzes data from a study done in Michigan on “whether regular exposure to reality television is related to social aggression among adolescents” (383). Using this data, the authors hope to uncover one of the issues in reality television and inspire further research in this subject. Ward and Carlson hypothesize three main ideas: mainstream media consumption creates greater social aggression, watching reality programming produces higher social aggression than other media, and individuals who associate a larger perceived realism...   [tags: Reality television, Television]

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The Effects Of Television On Viewers Than Reality Tv

- Introduction. The internet has become the television industry’s prime competitor. Reality TV has been a staple in American homes since as early as 1948. Current reality shows are edited and usually scripted to add to the dramatics of the show. The internet has opened more media outlets such as YouTube which has become a place for people to create uncut, real-life, video footage. Television has never been raw video straight from the camera which leads to setbacks with viewers for that reason alone....   [tags: Reality television, Television]

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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]

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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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The Decline in Morality in Reality Television

- Partying, inappropriate behavior, and even sometimes illegal activity sadly describe what many people view as entertainment today. It is known as reality television. Reality television has been around for a while, but has changed tremendously. The first “reality” shows were considered good and wholesome for the entire family. Now, many of these shows are not appropriate for children. Even though reality television may seem to be harmless, it has created a culture where people are encouraged to be impolite, dangerous, and lazy....   [tags: Values, Role Models, Television]

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Some Detriments of Reality Television Shows

- Some Detriments of Reality Television Shows Reality television shows dominate many television networks today. There are reality television shows enjoyed by virtually every age-group. However, many people are unaware of the truth behind reality television shows. They are unaware of the planning and prearranged situations that occur in most "reality" shows. Reality television shows pose some important detriments for society, which include presenting contrived situations as reality, promoting unethical values, and presenting humiliation as a form of entertainment....   [tags: reality tv, fictional programing]

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Reality Television Program

- When people turn on their televisions at home or they are watching television somewhere else, they will possibly find a reality show somewhere. Reality television shows have been on television for numerous years and are changing. Although reality television is wildly entertaining and popular, many young teens and adults look up to their favorite reality show actors and their lavish lifestyles and overdramatic antics. People who watch reality television regularly have different expectations and views on how the world actually works and feel differently about themselves....   [tags: Reality TV, Entertainment, Media, Society]

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American Reality Television

- Television does much more then entertains its viewers. Reality shows has given the American people a bad reputation. The reality shows that Americans watch every day are also shown all over the world. For example, shows like Jersey Shore, The Real House Wives, Keeping up with the Kardashians, Hunny Boo Boo, and Duck Dynasty is representing Americans. The rest of the world sees Americans as childish, aggressive, spoiled, rich, dumb, disgusting, or/and as red necks. First, is the show Jersey Shore, a show about a group of people who live in New Jersey and who only care about tanning, working out, and partying....   [tags: Reality TV Shows,America, Reputation]

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Television Intimacy Between Television And Television

- Entry 16: During this lecture we tackled the idea of television intimacy. This is an interesting topic because the concept itself has gradually developed over the course of television history. This concept of television intimacy also connects the previous understanding of the public and private. It brings to question what the public is and how the private is encapsulated in such a public. During the course of this entry, I am going to define what television intimacy is and will draw from relevant examples elaborating on this intimacy....   [tags: Television, Reality television]

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The Reality Of Reality Television

- I dream of a world of higher intellects, where people read much more than they do and participate in intellectual debates and other activities that require more thinking and less zombifying in front of an electronic device that does not always produce high-quality intellectual programming. I think with the passing time and the increase of more and more television viewing over the years our culture loses some things, and while I do not think that all television programming is negative for us, I think the majority of it is and only helps in leading to some of the problems we face, and will continue to face, unless the culture of reality television changes....   [tags: Intellectual, Anti-intellectualism, Watch]

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Television, Television And Television

- It is no accident that on a television schedule, programmers place each show in their respective time slots (Lealand & Martin, 2001). TV networks rely heavily on successfully targeting audiences to survive which in turn, brings in advertising dollars, so they put each programme in a slot where they believe it will draw the most viewers. To do this, they consider factors such as whether the show fits in with the branding of that particular channel, placement in conjunction with the other shows on that channel, the appropriateness of the shows time slot and the competition playing on other networks....   [tags: Reality television, Television]

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Television Media And Its Effect On Television

- Not only reality TV, but television entertainment also have a later start in China. Chinese television media has always been regarded as the official forces propaganda tool to spread official wills and mainstream cultures since it was existed. According to the third rule of Regulations on Broadcasting and Television Administration, media should adhere to direction of serving the people and socialism and adhere to correct guidance of public opinions.(Regulations on Broadcasting and Television Administration, 1997)(Caso, 2008)....   [tags: Television, Reality television]

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Reality Television and the Dance World

- ... “(Young dancers) want to turn out eight pirouettes and do fouettes all over the place- but then we make them understand how difficult it is just to stand on one foot,” said Victoria Flores Cook, co-owner of Denise Wall’s Dance Energy in Virginia Beach, VA, (Real n.p.). This yearning to learn the flashy, over-the-top tricks has made it harder for young dancers to focus on their artistry as well. These dancers that watch the flips, turns, and leaps on television begin to think that all dance is about is the tricks and how high you are able to put your leg....   [tags: loss of artistry]

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Reality Television and the Dance World

- A great deal of the world possesses a vague sense of the existence of the dance world, but they do not know much past that. The assistance of reality television shows, such as Dance Moms, So You Think You Can Dance, and Dancing with the Stars, present the inner workings of the dance community to the general public. Unfortunately, the publicity can change how society perceives the dance world. Reality television affected the dance world by contributing an air of commercialism to it, influencing younger dancers to suppose the main focus should be in the eye-popping tricks rather than artistry, and it drives audiences focus on the glitzy costumes and dazzling on stage performances rather than...   [tags: commercialism, choreographer]

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Ups and Downs of Reality Television

- How far are we willing to go as viewers to support the realistic trials of the lives of others as a source of entertainment. Reality television has become a staple in the media and entertainment business. With the growing support of television watchers everywhere, reality television has become a part of every family’s weekly television viewing. Some of the shows aired make me wonder just how much would we allow to be shown on television, is the life of another worth the fame or entertainment. The Hunger games reminds me so much of movie called Death Race....   [tags: realistic trials lives of others as entertainment]

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Unscripted Life of Reality Television

- “Reality television is a genre of television programming that documents unscripted situations and actual occurrences, and often features a previously unknown cast” (Wikipedia, 2014). When someone thinks of reality television they often associate it with the documentation of someone’s life, game shows, and cooking shows, which repeatedly results in either one person or team winning and everyone else being left with nothing, or fame and fortune. The American reality TV game show, Survivor, selects a number of contenders that are split into tribes....   [tags: survivor, contestants, totalitarianism]

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The Reality Of Reality : The Real Housewives Of Beverly Hills

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- Reality Shows That Are Not Beneficial To the Viewer Television has grown to become a very important part of most people’s lives as most people have turned to Television as their primary, mode of receiving mass communication, news, and entertainment. Television delivers both audio and visual feedback to the user thus being the preferred mode of entertainment and receiving information. Television is also considerable cheaper than many other forms of entertainment thus making it the preferred mode of communication by most people across the globe....   [tags: Television, Reality television]

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- Aldwaighry 1 I. Introduction Have you ever thought what steps are involved in making television shows?. If your answer is “no” That is quite normal. Actually, “no” is the common answer among the audience of television programs. Till this day, some people still think that television shows revolve around a presenter who does everything by himself. However, the reality is, when you intend to produce a television program, you must go through several steps. Sometimes those steps consume lots of time and effort, and they could be more complicated than many people think....   [tags: Film, Television, Reality television]

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Television And Its Effects On Our Lives

- Nowadays television has become a popular activity in our daily life. For a satisfactory way or unsatisfactory way, television is an important fraction of a person’s life, and it not only an image of our society, but it aids to form who we are and how we communicate. For most of the audience, television represent a escape from the reality to worlds filled with power, excitement, significant, and magic. It makes dozens of people about their own misery, discontent. and insecurities. Often, popular televisions shows are a reflection of apprehension and dissatisfaction that numerous of Americans experience in their routines....   [tags: Television, Reality television, Television program]

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Television 's Influence On Society

- Some people in this world live their lives based on what they see on television. As a matter of fact, television is popular for its influential impact on society and the creation of different stereotype groups. People from all over the world let television run their lives and with all the television shows such as, the overly exaggerated reality show Jersey Shore a show that targets the age bracket of twelve to thirty-four year olds promoting domestic violence, partying, and alcohol. Painting a very vigilant dangerous stereotypical group Jersey Shore has had a big impact on the young teens and adults of America....   [tags: Reality television, Television program]

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Getting Real With Reality Tv

- A lot of people watch reality TV nowadays. It is like they are being addicted to Reality TV. Our author Cynthia Frisby (2015) said in her article “Getting Real with Reality TV” that people are finding the Reality TV interesting. Cynthia Frisby is associate professor of advertising at the University of Missouri School of Journalism and co-editor of Journalism. The author has really wide variety of experience in writing. The author’s article shows that Reality TV is captivating attention of the people by showing support with statistics, shows the benefits of the reality television, and targets a specific audience....   [tags: Reality television, Television program]

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The Truth Behind Reality Tv

- The Truth Behind Reality TV A fictional tale, Hunger Games depicts a narrative of savagery with imaginary events based on oppression and survival. As Katha Pollitt describes, “… [in] a savage satire of late capitalism called Panem, the story of Hunger Games [portrays] a dystopian future version of North America…” (554). Behind such fictitious story lies a strong message that relates to today’s influence of American’s Reality Television. Just like the Hunger Games audience, the American TV viewers take pleasure in watching people destroy themselves behind the screen (554)....   [tags: Reality television, Television, Survivor]

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Reality Tv Is A Comprehensive Tv Programme

- This paper believes that Reality TV is a comprehensive television programme format, which regroups past successful programme elements, including documentary, game show, soap opera, etc. Reality TV format has not only recording feature of documentary but also narrative structure and dramatic elements of drama and entertainment and interactivity of game show. The paper introduced the definition, origin and generations of reality TV of reality TV and summarised the development of reality TV in China....   [tags: Television, Reality television, Television program]

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The Effects Of Television On Teens And Their Self Image

- The reality TV show, Keeping Up with the Kardashians is one of the top five reality shows being watched today. As adults may know these shows are scripted, staged, and extremely entertaining but these shows have a negative impact on younger, teenage girls. Teen girls between the ages of 11 and 17 years old who regularly watch these reality shows today believe the shows depict real-life are unscripted and spontaneous (Dove self-esteem). Reality shows that air today has very popular themes such as physical beauty, and unsuitable behavior that we tend to commonly see....   [tags: Reality television, Television]

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The Reality of Television

- The Reality of Television Through the years, many of us have watched as celebrity couples have come together and then grown apart before our very eyes. It has become part of the American culture to be informed of what almost every celebrity icon is doing, and who they are with at the moment. Couples that were once said to be invincible proved everybody wrong, and let the pressure of being famous take over their lives. Though some couples do stay together, most tend to fall under the pressure of the media and break up....   [tags: TV Romance Celebities Papers]

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The Negative Affects Of Television 's And Smartphones

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A Skewed Reality : The Ultimate Advancement Of Technology

- A Skewed Reality Television— the ultimate advancement of technology. The television is a ritual performed by almost every American paying the electric bills (Gerbner 118). It is a routine to relax on the couch while watching the favorite TV show of the year in order to satisfy the needs that were not fulfilled after a gloomy Monday. The television is a habit; people are able to watch or listen to television while cooking, folding the laundry, eating, or even studying. Our need to watch fictitious shows supports the overall business that is capturing our time....   [tags: Reality television, Television program]

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Why People Are Hooked With Reality Shows?

- Why people are hooked with reality shows. According to Charles B. Slocum of Writers Guild Of America West, the reality TV shows started in 1940s with Allen Funt on with his TV series Candid Camera, Truth or Consequences in 1950s, and followed with more variety of shows, until these days, the popularity of reality TV has been increasing throughout the years. The reality TV shows can be good for the society, it’s relatable to people, it’s economically practical, and can be used as a teaching tool for the youth....   [tags: Reality television, Television program]

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Television 's Influence On The Audience

- These days, we are surrounded by mass media. From the radio to the television and to smart phones, mass media has dominated our lives and its influence is impeccable. Television, more than just about any of the other mass media, achieves a wide variety of different goals. Television not only has the power to implant ideas into the viewers’ heads, but it can also convince and alter the perceptions of the general public. For example, take any reality television show, be it Keeping Up with the Kardashians or The Hills; these shows are almost always revolving around tensions between family relationships or romantic relationships, which are inevitably accompanied by a lot of dramatic crying and e...   [tags: Television program, Television, Reality television]

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Television And Its Effect On Society

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Who Watches Reality Shows And Why?

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The Influence of Celebrities and Television on Youth

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Television 's Impact On American Culture And Society

- One can argue that the invention of television is one of the greatest of all time and since the 1940’s, television has had a major impact on American culture and society. The content viewed on television influences the way individuals think about race, gender, social classes, and especially politics. Television has allowed society to view world events within the click of a button and has served as major tool, whether it is used purely for entertainment or for politics. By the end of the 1950’s, TVs were present in 90% of homes and watching television was one of the main leisurely activities for many American families....   [tags: Television, Reality television]

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Television And Its Impact On Our Social Lives

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Reality Television Programs

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Reality Television Shows

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Television And Its Effects On The Media

- Now-a-days, regular television system share its audience with internet and new platforms such as Netflix, Hulu, YouTube, Instagram and Vime. Thus, how is conventional TV facing this challenge. Television on their golden ages was the only source of audio and video capable to bring the “outside world” into people’s house. TV was exclusive, it had all attention from the audience and it was the dream platform for the marketing personnel’s. In this new system, productions should adapt their productions to this new generation audience, understanding how people are creating on the web platform, how this new age group are consuming advertisement and how television are seeking for the best platform t...   [tags: Television, Reality television]

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The Effects Of Television On Our Society

- Television was one of the most innovative and important inventions of the 20th Century without a doubt. But can something that was so revolutionary do more harm than good. The majority of households have at least one TV and each watch an average of about 3 hours a day. That’s pretty insane if you think about it. In the short by E.B. White he writes, “Television hangs on the questionable theory that whatever happens anywhere should be sensed everywhere”. White has this idea that it would be so easy to see, and hear basically everything from everywhere on the TV, that over time those certain sights we see wouldn 't have as much rarity value to us....   [tags: Television, Reality television]

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Taking a Closer Look at Reality Television

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`` Why Reality Tv Is Good For Us By James Poniewozik

- In the Time’s article, “Why Reality TV Is Good for Us,” author James Poniewozik discusses the rapid growth of reality television shows, as well as their recent popularity and success. According to Poniewozik, reality shows involve a huge chunk of the entertainment industry that succeeds because of their audiences’ astonishment and disgust regarding the exaggerated events that take place on the shows (Poniewozik) The article opens up by introducing a group of eight women, known as “The Traveling Bachelorette Party,” having a small get-together on a Wednesday night to watch one of their favorite reality shows, The Bachelorette....   [tags: Reality television, Television]

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Viewer Interaction And Participation On Reality Tv Programming

- Viewer Interaction and Participation in Reality TV Programming Over the last couple of years reality TV shows have particularly shifted to a more viewer engaged format. Competitive reality shows specifically have a lot of viewer interaction. This is because producers often use viewers in these competition-based reality TV shows as elements of the competition Another, one of the many motivations in cultivating a sense of viewer interaction is to ensure that a show has a dedicated group of viewers....   [tags: Reality television, Television program]

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