Television 's Influence On Television

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Throughout history television has seen many changes such as improved acting, special effects, graphics, camera work, ideas, and many other changes. Cop/Investigation shows are the focus of his paper. Investigation shows in particular have become more in depth and realistic. During the 60’s television exploded. There was 245 million TV sets in American homes. At the time, that was more TV sets than people in the United States. With all the turmoil with the JFK assassination, early stages of the Vietnam War, the lifestyle of “Sex, Drugs, and Rock n’ Roll and others, television was used to reach out to people. During the 70’s television began to become even more popular because people started liking it more and people were able to afford it. That changed the way television was represented and what was on television. Cop shows from these two era’s started getting more realistic. Crime, cop, or investigation shows in the 70’s are more realistic than those shows of the 60’s. In the 60’s shows like “I Spy”, and “Adam 12” started to turn up. Starting in 1965 “I Spy” is about a pair of intelligence agents that go on secret missions around the world as a response to “James Bond” Movies. “A pair of American agents faces espionage adventures with skill, humor and some serious questions about their work. Robinson 's cover is as a former Princeton law student and Davis Cup tennis player; Rhodes scholar Scott is his trainer as well as being a language expert.” (imdb.com) In this show,
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