Essay on Television

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The impact that television (A.K.A.- TV) has had on mankind in the last 50 years, is rivaled by few other inventions throughout modern history. Recently television has been given a bad wrap, seen by many people as a cruel invention, a 'boob-tube'; mesmerizing and brainwashing its viewers. People have forgotten TV is an educational and entertaining tool used in the everyday lives of people around the world. Without TV and its many advantages where would the world be at this very moment, certainly not in the information age that it is in now.      The average person watches on average ten to fifteen hours of television during a week. This seems like an awful lot of time to be sitting in front of a television, but…show more content…
This is a good thing, if you keep your priorities straight, because television should not be your number one priority. The entertainment part of television contributes to keeping people out of trouble. If a person has nothing else to do and they get into the routine of watching a certain show then they will be 'off the streets';. Characters on shows can act as role models for their audience and promote good morals. Sports are another aspect of television entertainment. If someone can not actually attend a sporting event in person, more than likely they can still catch the action on television. What better way to be entertained than sitting on your couch!      Television is also helpful with product information, and although commercials are not regarded as the most entertaining aspect of television, they sure can be informative. Without television commercials a person may never hear about a product that could benefit their life. For example, a commercial for allergy medication can let someone know that there is relief for their symptoms. This may never have been possible if the person wasn't watching television and saw the commercial for the product. Advertising and product information, is just one more of many reasons why television is so useful.      The News! Enough said, well not really, but watching the news on the television keeps you up to date on world and local
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