Television Has Made A Major Impact On Today 's Society

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Television has made a major impact on today’s society and everywhere you go you see people watching television. The first successful television set was made in San Francisco, September 7, 1927 by a twenty-one year old inventor named, Philo Taylor Farnsworth(TV History). Farnsworth struggled a lot throughout his life and after many legal battles, Farnsworth died in debt from lawsuits in 1971(Philo T. Farnsworth). Almost ninety years later, a common family tradition is sitting around the television set, watching the hit shows of the day. This tradition has been around since the television was made a highly marketed product in the 1950s. Many wonder when prime time television came to be such a big thing for families to watch. Generations will argue about this topic as long as television is a household activity. I hope to provide some clarity to the argument and influence people on their opinion of what era was and is the best era’s television has been through. Some people may say the best time to watch television was when the television first came out, and sports were broadcasted. Others may say that the current era is the best era we may ever have due to the mass media featured. I believe, arguably, the best time for televisions was in the 1950s and 1960s. That era was called the “Golden Age” and rightfully so. With historical memories like the Beatles debuting on The Ed Sullivan Show in 1964, or the debut of the Andy Griffith Show in 1960, and even the debut of Leave it to

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