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    accessory that millions of people use regularly in everyday life. Television could be the most-used technological commodity of all. Hundreds of millions of people now have at least one television in their home. In addition, there continue to be more TVs per home than people in the U.S.- in 2014 the average U.S. home had only 2.5 people vs 2.86 television sets. Although television seems like a great thing to have, it has its drawbacks. Television can negatively effect people, particularly kids. Numerous

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    The Future of High Definition Television

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    Definition Television “DTV is a much bigger step for television than the change from black and white to color” (Epstein, 12/99). The idea of a “digital television” came about nearly a decade ago in the early 1990’s when scientists realized that much more data could be sent to televisions if it was in a digital format, or a long series of 0’s and 1’s. This is the same method that computers use to send data and this method is very efficient. In fact, the data stream going into the television would

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    Television: The Addicting Time Waster of the Modern Age Have you ever wondered if you watch television that it might be harmful to you? Do you think that you might be addicted to your television to the television? Do you feel drained of energy after you get done watching a show or two? In our modern age, every person at least owns a television set some kind and has watched television shows or movies to pass the time. Robert Kubey and Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi describe television in their article,

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    Reality Television Damaging the American Mind

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    In today’s society, television is one of the greatest forms of entertainment. People love entertainment, and television is one of the most accessible sources available to citizens. Television is the type of entertainment that draws viewers in with curiosity. There is a broad spectrum of genres that can be watched on the television. Major genres include drama, reality, informational and comedy. Currently, the most commonly watched television genre is reality television. These programs run on

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    The educational television show “Team UmiZoomi” is an animated show aimed at preschoolers that focuses on mathematical concepts such as numbers and shapes. This show often places an emphasis on the inclusion of the audience as a way to signify that the child who is watching it has math abilities that can be used. The episode “The Aquarium Fix-It” follows the three main characters as they help the seahorses at an aquarium by fixing a leak in the tank. The segment of this episode that will be analyzed

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    In this essay, I will conduct a sociological analysis of television commercials. The cultural norms in the commercials and a reflection on how commercials are agents of socialization will also be part of this analysis. For each commercial, I will reflect on how advertisements define an idealized self, or in better terms, how each commercial illustrates an image of what we should be, must be or ought to be. The characterization of a desired state that each commercial presents will be part of the

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    ages 6-11 spend more time watching television than they do in the classroom.  The level of violence that they see on prime time television is about five violent acts per hour and the level of violence on Saturday that includes cartoons morning programming is about 20 to 25 violent acts per hour.  At this rate, the average American child will see 8,000 murders before they finish elementary school! As a child sits in front of baby-sitting television, her eyes are glued to the viewing

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    How Television Can Aid Children in Learning

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    With 99% of American homes having at least one television and 56% of American homes paying for cable, the viewing options can seem endless. (Statistic Brain, webpage, par 2-3). Children are watching more television today than ever before; however, it does not have to be a negative thing. Shows such as “Sesame Street”, “Sid the Science Kid”, and “MythBusters” can help children get excited about learning. These shows engage children with puppets, songs, and science experiments you can do at home

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    The entertainment that television is now portraying is not exactly what the younger society of America needs to be exposed to, but unfortunately in today's economy that is the only kind of entertainment that sells. There is so much unnecessary exposure to violence, aggressive behavior, and sexual acts now being broadcasted daily on television, movies, music, and even the news. The broadcasting systems are now targeting younger children and teens. The crime rates have skyrocketed due to delinquent

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    Whenever we think of reality television shows we think of Kim Kardashian and her latest boyfriend or the endless drama between the women in The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. To remark that women will constantly go from boyfriend to boyfriend or constantly insult and slander other women, which one may radically argue as a concept ingrained into reality; is rather severely stretching it? Could what we see in these “reality” shows morph our sense of what is normal? Why would reality shows be so

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