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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]

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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'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]

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Television: A Vast Wasteland

- The Cosby Show was the pinnacle of American television. Based on an affluent African-American family in Brooklyn, New York, The Cosby Show demonstrated how to effectively raise a family. The sitcom starred Phylicia Rashad as Clair Huxtable, a confident, assertive, and eloquent attorney. Alongside Rashad was Bill Cosby as Cliff Huxtable, an eccentric and whimsical obstetrician. Together, Clair and Cliff reared five children in the midst of several complex obstacles. When faced with Sondra’s decision not to go to law school, Denise’s decision to discontinue her education, Theo’s satisfaction with mediocre grades, and Vanessa’s rebellious behavior, the Huxtables never ceased to use humor and di...   [tags: Television]

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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]

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Postwar America: The Golden Age of Television

- The ‘Golden Age of Television’ is what many refer to as the period between the 1950s and 60s when the television began to establish itself as a prevalent medium in the United States. In 1947, the American Broadcasting Company (ABC), Columbia Broadcasting System (CBS), the National Broadcasting Company (NBC), and the Du Mont Network were the four main television networks that ran stations with regular programming taking place. (Television, 2003) While regular television programming was a new innovation, the television itself had been commercially available for over twenty years prior to the 50s....   [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]

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The Growth of the Television and Television Networks

- Television debuted to the masses of the United States at the 1939 World Fair held in New York City when RCA head David Sarnoff showcased the TRK-12 which was the first set available for purchase by the public. Sarnoff also headed the group that began television network broadcasts by granting rights to the newly created NBC for coverage of the opening ceremonies and events of the fair and eventually a regular schedule of broadcasts that would consist of 2 hours in the afternoon and roughly an hour in the evening, what we now know as “Prime Time”....   [tags: sports, television, business]

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Television, Television And American Culture

- Television has always been an industry whose profit has always been gained through ads. But in chapter 2 of Jason Mittell’s book, Television and American Culture, Mittell argues that the rise of the profit-driven advertising television model can be traced back through American television history, and that the rise of the profit-driven advertising model of television actually helped to mold American culture both from a historical standpoint and from a social standpoint. In the first part of chapter 2, Mittell goes into the history of television advertising....   [tags: Advertising, Broadcasting, Television]

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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]

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Television And Its Effect On Society

- Oh TV, what would I do without you. Admit it; this is how most of us feel about television. Television has been around for more than just a couple of decades in this society and it is no surprise that television is indisputably one of the most important inventions in modern history. Television which was originally seen as a sign of wealth has now become a standard in this society. Television is the primary news medium for today’s society; along with that it is the primary source of entertainment for us, from sources such as comedy shows, reality TV, game shows, and even sport competitions....   [tags: Television program, Television, Reality television]

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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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The Boredom Chart And Television Rules

- 8.15 Today 's we went over accountability, the boredom chart and television rules. I had Susan tell me what she believes it means to be held accountable. She simply stated that it means to be responsible for things that go right and the things that go wrong. I told her that 's good, but I also wanted her to understand that being held accountable is understanding when things need to change. So, I asked her if she wants her children to learn how to be accountable for their actions and behavior. She told me yes....   [tags: Television, Television program, Television network]

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The Effects Of Television On Children On School

- Why do most children prefer to stay sitting in front of a TV rather then playing outside, exploring with family and others. Sadly, two-thirds of infants and young children watch an average of 2 hours of TV everyday. Watching TV may get in the way of doing multiple activities with young children and also even young adults. In today 's society, children would much rather prefer watching their favorite shows then actually doing productive activities. However the most important subject of all is how TV effects children in school....   [tags: Television, Reality television, Television program]

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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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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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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 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

- 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

- 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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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

- 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

- 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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Steps Of Making A Television Program

- 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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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 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 History And Impact Of The Television V Chip

- Parental Controls: The History and Impact of the Television V-Chip “Mom, why can’t I watch The Walking Dead. All of the other kids are watching it,” 12-year-old Nathan complained loudly. “It’s not appropriate for kids your age,” his mother Mariah replied calmly, grateful that she could block the show through her television’s parental controls. Obscenity on television has been publicly criticized since the 1950’s, and the debate continues today with the abundance of sex, violence, and coarse language on television....   [tags: Television, Television program, Television network]

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Television Violence

- Along the coast of Maryland, just inside the state lines of Virginia lies the Quantico Naval Base, home to a fictional investigative team lead by the unpredictable Leroy Jethro Gibbs. The ever popular television show, NCIS, focuses on solving crimes with naval victims. These crimes have one thing in common: violence. In 2005, some workers at Quantico find a “meat puzzle” (C. Schulenburg 9) hidden within barrels of toxic material. During this episode the viewer is able to see a massacred body, sliced into many pieces, displayed on multiple tables in the NCIS morgue (C....   [tags: Television]

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Film Vs. Television : Film And Television

- Growing up in the 90’s, a trip to the local Blockbuster store was a big deal. Pacing up and down the isles of the store, taking all the time in the world, trying to find the perfect combination of movies to rent out for the weekend, was always a time consuming and challenging task. After half an hour of critical decision making, you’d take your VHS tapes home, watch them, rewind them back to the start and drop them back in the returns slot, ready to be put back on the shelves for the next customer....   [tags: Film, Movie theater, Television program]

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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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The Effects Of Television On Our Society

- It is often said that we live in a violent time. And obviously so, violence is an evil that corrodes the foundations of our society, to address this phenomenon is rigorously imperative to know how much violence broadcast media, how violence affects the viewers see what effects may result repeatedly violent solutions or recommendations that may have this problem images. Today we live in a consumer society where the media devour today and discarded; information loses the possibility of training and becomes an aging faster news....   [tags: Television, Reality television, Sociology, Radio]

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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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Television 's Impact On Sports

- On September 7, 1979 the sports industry changed television and became a part of American cultural. It was on this day that a sports broadcasting company called ESPN aired their first episode on live television to all of America. ESPN is an American based cable and satellite television channel that focuses on sports related information. The show included live and pre-taped shows of sports highlights and talk shows. The name ESPN came from an acronym standing for Entertainment and Sports Programing Network....   [tags: ESPN, Television, Television network, Broadcasting]

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The Effects Of Television On Society 's Lives

- Television has been integrated into society’s lives mainly as a source of entertainment. People spend hours on end watching their favorite shows. But many also argue that T.V. makes the world less intelligent because people follow a path that seems to lead to lower standards. Ever since the invention of the television, people’s minds have developed to a greater extent that society has improved their logic and cognitive function. Shows like CSI: Crime Scene Investigation makes viewers analyze the plot of the story as they watch the show....   [tags: Television, Television program]

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Assignment #1 Television; “Futurama”

- My favorite television show is Futurama, it was created by Matt Groening who also created the show The Simpsons and it’s also produced by Groening, David X. Cohen and Ken Kessler. In the United States, Fox aired the series from March 28th, 1999 to August 10th, 2003 before ceasing production; Futurama was then aired as reruns on Adult Swim and Cartoon Network from January 2003 to December 2007. It was revived in 2007 as four straight-to-DVD films; the last of the four was released in early 2009. (Futurama....   [tags: Television Review]

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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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Watching Television Can Be A Group Or A Solo Activity

- Watching television Watching television can be a group or a solo activity. There are separate customs for each activity though. It can be used as a source of entertainment or for bonding purposes. People may sit around a television and watch a program, but there are some basic rules that are usually followed. The program is decided by whoever had the remote first. The person may be nice and ask for your input, but whoever was there first gets final say. No one is allowed to talk until commercials....   [tags: Television, 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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Binge Watching : Viewing Multiple Episodes Of A Television Program

- Binge watching: “viewing multiple episodes of a television program in rapid succession”, is a phenomenon that television enthusiasts have embraced with the introduction of new technologies like SVOD, streaming video on demand, television consumption platforms unique to the digital age (“binge-watch,” def. 1). Services that offer SVOD such as Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon Prime are even encouraging binge watching through their marketing practices and content creation (Greenberg). So why is binge watching, or rather binge viewing, an activity that people are participating in under the false assumption that it is a socially unacceptable guilty pleasure; an indulgence, just as eating an exorbita...   [tags: Television, Television program, Reality television]

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The Effects Of Television On Women And Young Girls

- 1 Peter 3:3-4 (NIV) “Your beauty should not come from outward adornment, such as elaborate hairstyles and the wearing of gold jewelry or fine clothes. Rather, it should be that of your inner self, the unfading beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is of great worth in God’s sight.” Body Image is a big issue in today’s society with reality television, magazines, and commercials that are constantly pushing the newest diets to their audiences. Research today shows that many people, women and young girls, especially feel the need to live up to the ideals of Hollywood, what they see on television daily through sitcoms and commercials, as well as print media which all glorify a small body....   [tags: Reality television, Television, Body shape]

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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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Television Is Not The Perfect Learning Tool

- In our society entertainment has become an immense part of our daily lives. We spend extensive periods of time watching TV, which in general has become a habit for many individuals, and a necessity for others. In the article Television as teacher by Neil Postman he argues that television does not help us learn what is necessary for further education, and that it shouldn’t be utilized as a main learning tool because it undermines the techniques applied in teaching centers. Some of these technics are obtaining a previous education before practicing the advanced learning, paying attention to the material being provided, and retaining the information given for future references....   [tags: Television, Education, Ten Commandments]

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The Influence of Celebrities and Television on Youth

- Media is a powerful phenomenon that inevitably infiltrates our lives, influences our perceptions of the world and constructs the way we understand social reality. The concept of celebrity is expedient in demonstrating how this media power works in the influence and construction of contemporary life. Media industries have the ability to turn real people into celebrities and keep them in the spotlight by integrating them into media narratives for the purpose of media industry and entertainment (Ruddock, 2013)....   [tags: reality television, sociological analysis]

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The Effects Of Television On The Media

- American society emphasizes violence in the media. Television shows, movies, and video games, are all outlets researchers often place blame when considering the effects media has on violent behavior. Television shows, movies, and video games frequently revolve around violent plots, characters die in gruesome ways, and violence against others is common place. “Social learning is the branch of behavior theory most relevant to criminology. Social learning theorist, most notably Albert Bandura, argue that people are not actually born with the ability to act violently, but that they learned to be aggressive through their life experiences.” (PG....   [tags: Violence, Aggression, Television]

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Is it Watching Television Beneficial Nowadays?

- For the last couple of centuries each generation had their won media that affects their thinking. Books, newspapers and magazines were the first type of media from the late 15th century. Magnetic tapes, cassettes and CDs followed that in the late 19th century. Then, people had the Cinema, the radio and finally we end up with the Television from the 50’s until this moment. Television had it all. This means that TV is producing all of the kinds of media that were in the form of CDs, gramophone records and cassettes etc....   [tags: tv, television, media, news]

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Should Sex And Violence On Television And Movies Be Restricted?

- Should sex and violence on Television and in movies be restricted. When brining about the topics of sex, violence and its restriction on Television and in movies there are many views. The focus for this topic will be the negative effects that sex and violence has on children and teenagers. Television and movies are influential in the lives of children and teenagers and has a direct impact on their actions and decisions. The access and viewing of sex and violence on Television and in movies and has impacted the increase of youth violence, teenage sexual activities and pregnancies....   [tags: Television, Television program]

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Is Television Ruined Your Life?

- Love, one of the most talk about in the media and the way the media interpret love is a affection the world needs in our everyday lives. Love is heard or seen on television, films, books, music, and even photographs. Love is a popular topic that people today can not get enough of, of course there are times we prefer other things, but love is hard to get away from. Everyone shows their love differently and every relationship that we experience are not all the same. TV is a big part of our everyday lives and we have to attach to the idea of a perfect relationship and we tend to want it every time we watch a romance movies....   [tags: Love, Interpersonal relationship, Television]

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Television And Its Effect On Children

- Does the broadcasting of violence in Television Shows, Video Games, Radio, etc. Produce violent behavior among children. Public attention to violence in television has been evident since the early 1950 's. Since those time, some have come to feel that the portrayal of violence on television is an example of the moral breakdown of our once-great nation. Although, various scholars have clearly shown that violence has been a part of the human society 's system of communication. And today, television plays a huge role in our system of mass communication....   [tags: Violence, Aggression, Television, Human behavior]

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Televison: The Most Popular Appliance in The World

- Introduction Television is the most popular electronic appliance in the world. Being the most popular electronic appliance, it has had great impacts to many individuals in society. Television viewing comes with a myriad of positive effects of television. However, it has a number of negative effects especially in children that are of concern to society. Television viewing can have effects on people’s behavior. It also has a number of impacts in the fields of education, morals and health. Television viewing plays a great role in socialising children....   [tags: Television]

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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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The Role of Television in Society

- Few people doubt that watching a lot of violence on television can have a negative impact on the minds and well being of those people who are exposed to the violence, especially children and teenagers. Many ask how individuals and society can counteract the influence of media violence. After a review of chapters six and seven in the Baran text focusing on the role of television in society, I believe that parents should restrict their children’s amount of exposure to violent television programs and increase their exposure to public broadcasting television, Discovery Channel, and positive local community group involvement (Baran)....   [tags: media violence, television, violent programs]

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Analysis Of ' Family Guy And Freud ' And ' Watching Television Makes You Smarter '

- Johnson and Peackocke Comparison Television is a highly entertaining way to pass the time whenever we may want to relax or may not have anything to do. Some believe that watching television is nothing more than staring at a box while others believe that it can help us become aware of things we may not have noticed before such as social issues or in some measure get our brains thinking. This paper will point out the similarities and differences of Antonia Peacocke 's essay "Family Guy and Freud: Jokes and Their Relation to the Unconscious" and Steven Johnson 's "Watching television makes you smarter" aswell as Hardvard University student, Antonia Peacocke, emphasizes in her essay "Family G...   [tags: Television, Television program, Reality 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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Mittell’s Television Genre Theory and Louie

- Originally published in Cinema Journal 40, No. 3, Spring 2001, Jason Mittell’s “A Cultural Approach to Television Genre Theory” conceives of television genre as a cultural category rather than merely a textual component. In the decade since the original publishing of the article, television has evolved out of the multi-channel era and into the post-network era. In this new television landscape, genres are no longer a fixed entity1, and there is great academic potential in the in the study of television genres....   [tags: Television Review]

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Television And The Death Of The American Nuclear Family

- Television has played a major role in the death of the American nuclear family. According to Dictionary.com, a nuclear family is defined as a primary social unit consisting of parents and their offspring. Television has become commonplace in American culture, and most watch oblivious to the effect it has on them and their families. “2009’s Nielsen’s Television Audience Report shows that 54% of homes in the U.S. had three or more television sets, 28% had two television sets and only 18% had one television set” (“More”)....   [tags: Family, Mother, Marriage, Television]

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Depiction of Trans Women in Mainstream Television

- The depiction of trans women in mainstream television has been offensive, insulting and derogatory, and it can be argued that this depiction reflects mainstream and heteronormative America’s opinions on transgender life. Television has presented trans women as imposters, placing them into two categories: deceptive or pathetic. The GLAAD article “Victims or Villains: Examining Ten Years of Transgender Images on Television,” examines over 100 episodes on mainstream television that contained transgender characters since 2002....   [tags: Offensive, Insulting, Derogatory, Television]

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Watching Television Carries More Harm Than Good

- For most of us, it has been said that everything related to watching television carries more harm than good. Is not a secret that today 's TV shows programs over the past years have becoming more engaged and entertained than never were. Nevertheless, the precept of a deteriorated pop culture is still among many of all there.  Experts, scientist, parents and society altogether, through the last decades has been asking the same question, is watching TV beneficial in some way or not at all. Television and pop culture can be a very delicate subject to talk about....   [tags: Television, Popular culture, Television program]

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Decreasing Family Television Time

- The purpose of this assignment is to identify a behavior that will undergo behavior modification. For the purposes of this assignment, we will discuss watching television as the behavior, and rather than having only one subject, a family of three will be at the center of the experiment. The purpose of this research is to decrease the behavioral excess of television watching habits in a family by performing behavior modification. For the purpose of this experiment, television watching will include regular television programs (e.g....   [tags: television, tv watching, tv programs]

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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]

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Pro-social Behavior in Children and Television

- The effect of television on children’s behavior is a topic that has continued to evoke interest in psychologists. In the investigations educators suggest that television has replaced other forms of socialization such as school and family, reason being that children spend more time in watching television as compared to time spent in school. Psychological and government experiments together with congress investigations have been implemented with the aim of establishing the effects of television on children behavior....   [tags: technology, television, children]

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Television, Violence, And Violence

- “There are certain clues at a crime scene which, by their very nature, do not lend themselves to being collected or examined. How does one collect love, rage, hatred, fear…. These are things that we’re trained to look for," (Criminal Minds). Intriguing, isn 't it. "I object to violence because when it appears to do good, the good is only temporary. The evil it does is permanent," (Criminal Minds). Television gives us easy access to the stories of life 's struggles that seem to pull us in. Much research has been done on television viewing such as: the amount of time spent viewing, the amount of violence, nudity, drug and alcohol use portrayed....   [tags: Violence, Television, Media violence research]

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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,]

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Restricting Television Content

- According to the website Statiscbrain.com 65% of American households own three or more television sets. The influence of television on American society is so strong it should be closely monitored and restricted for indecent content through agencies like the FCC because the government has the responsibility of protecting society from the harm such content might cause. There are people every day complaining about indecency on the television and believe that the Federal Communications Commission should do something about it and restrict television content....   [tags: television influence, american society]

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The Effects Of Television Violence On Children And Teenagers

- Over the past century technology has evolved drastically. With all the newest technology, people have endless forms of entertainment. Twenty to Thirty years ago many children spent their time playing outside. Today, children and teenagers invest a lot of their time in television, films and video games, and rarely leave their bedrooms. Around, “46% of children have a television set in their bedroom,” ( Browne and Hamilton-Giachritsis 702). Those same children probably also have some sort of game system....   [tags: Television, Violence, Video game controversy]

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The development and influence of the Television from 1884 to present.

- The development and influence of the Television from 1884 to present. This essay is about how televisions have developed over the years and how the technology of televisions has influenced people’s lives and how it has changed the way we share and receive information. This essay will go in depth about the history of televisions and how the design of the exterior of televisions has changed over the years. It will also go in depth about how television has had a massive impact on people’s lives and how it has made it easier to gain information from all around the world....   [tags: Television History, Development, Technology]

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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]

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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, ]

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The Effects Of Television Violence On Children And Young People

- In recent decades, violence among children and young people is skyrocketing. According to Center for Disease Control and Prevention (2012), “in 2010, staggering 4,828 young people ages 10 to 24 were victims of homicide – that is an average of 13 kids each day. Homicide is the second leading cause of death for young people ages 15 to 24 years old. In 2010, 784 juveniles were arrested for murder, and over 35,000 for aggravated assault.” These numbers point to an increasing problem in our society....   [tags: Violence, Television, Aggression]

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Positive and Negative Possession in the Television Series Supernatural

- Possession is defined by many religions as the act by an outside force, either demonic or spiritual in nature, which takes physical control of an individual's body or an object. According to many religions and beliefs, humans, animals, places and objects alike are all susceptible to these supernatural forces. Possession can be ended in two different ways: through an exorcism as seen by the Catholic Church, or using an anti-possession symbol seen in voodoo, witchcraft, hoodoo, and shamanism. Possession is also seen, mainly in Christian beliefs as being unwanted, however there are other religions that allow and attract spirits for possession to take place such as spiritual healing mediums in B...   [tags: Television Series Supernatural]

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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 ]

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Representation of Female Characters in Italian Television Commercials

- Old fashioned images Apparently, very little seems changed since the time of the Goffman’s analysis. His search is not entirely comparable with the GEMMA ones, because it refers to different times, contexts, and media, but the majority of the detected representations has more than one point of contact with the survey of the Canadian sociologist. In particular, the Goffman’s role function, ie the association between masculinity and positions of power and femininity and secondary tasks, often related to the of the f home keeping and the care of the family, is also found in most of our sample, populated by many housewives and few female workers....   [tags: Women, Italian Television Commercials]

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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 n...   [tags: Television TV]

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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]

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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]

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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]

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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]

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