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    Television plays an important role in influencing people. It is one of the main arms of media. The teenage girls in U.S.A idolize popular actress like Mary-Kate Olsen, Calista Flockhart and Victoria Beckhem. Teenage girls want to look like them. So to attain such skinny body they tend to eating disorder. It is not only the case in U.S. Ellen Goodman in her essay “The Culture of Thin Bites Fiji” has used Anthropologic research and its statics to show the eating disorder of Fijian teenager to look

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    on PBS has a curriculum, a list of things to learn that can help kids succeed in school and in life. PBS encourages creativity and critical thinking to young children. The purpose of this paper is to explain to you the readers of why PBS children television is a positive learning tool to teach children how to read. Educational PBS shows being broadcasted like, “Between the Lions, Arthur, and Curious George are one of the most essential tools a child could use for learning how to read. Between the Lions

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    Everyone has their personal opinions and arguments on whether television can be beneficial for the mind or is just another screen for us to mindlessly stare at for hours. Watching TV Makes You Smarter by Steven Johnson, and Thinking Outside the Idiot Box written by Dana Stevens, both authors take on opposing arguments in their articles. Both articles have weak and strong points. From Johnson's obvious title, readers clearly know what his standpoint is, watching TV can make you smarter. Steven Johnson’s

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    middle of paper ... ...most famous music reality competition in The United States. It helps people to reach their dreams, and a lot of talentes are discovered through those shows. Works Cited "Simon Cowell Biography." Bio.com. A&E Networks Television, n.d. Web. 02 Apr. 2014. "‘The X Factor’ Announces $5 Million Grand Prize [UPDATED]." Screen Rant. N.p., n.d. Web. 02 Apr. 2014. "How Much Do American Idol Contestants Get Paid?" Wetpaint. N.p., n.d. Web. 02 Apr. 2014. "American Idol FAQ." American

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    Television Violence and Murdering Children Today, children are translating the fiction from television shows into real acts of violence. "Television is becoming less and less an escape route into fantasy, it's becoming reality" (Palmer). Horrible murders, even by kids as young as age twelve, support Palmers' statement. Television may not be the soul cause of the terrible crimes, but there is proof that some of these unimaginable crimes are caused by violence seen on the television. In our

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    Development of Television in the UK Up to 1939 In this essay I intend to discuss the factors that shaped the invention and development of television in the UK up to 1939; these include the social, cultural, political and scientific factors that took place as well as the many technological changes. I will then conclude by determining the most important aspects of its development. Technological developments ========================== The essence of the television began in the early

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    Use of Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) in the Workplace Introduction The next generation approaching adulthood has a new challenge; growing up during the technological revolution and believing being monitored is way of life. Generation Y, as they are termed, will grow up thinking it is normal for video cameras to be on every street corner, at work, automatic teller machines, and one day in every home as a security device. They may grow up having “Big Brother” in the workplace applying constant

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    Advertising - Selling Magic Potions and Happy Pills The marketing world is a sea of fishermen waiting for some starving little fish to snatch up the bait.  The bait is the commercial.  Although the advertising industry provides the consumer with the opportunity to explore what is available, this industry can also lead people into believing that there are magical cures that can eliminate the unwanted and create the wanted.  For instance, the print ad for Dove Nutrium Age Defying Body Wash

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    Media scholar John Fiske was a Professor of Communication Arts and author of eight books. In his books he analyzes television shows to examine their content based on sociocultural meaning that it represents. In order to communicate meaning to their audiences, television uses verbal, nonverbal, and representational codes. John Fiske explains this codes of television using three levels which are: reality, representation, and ideology. Level 1, reality, is encoded by social codes such as dress, make-up

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    Violence Rating System Needed for TV Programs While society recognizes the detrimental effects of general television on children, parents and other child advocacy groups don't feel as though there is an adequate rating system. Consequences of ineffective rating systems are that children's personalities are being negatively affected. The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has made legislation to address this issue, but the children's advocacy community is still dissatisfied. This community

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