Violence in the Media Essays

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In 1884, a man by the name of Paul Nipkow invented a device called the scanning disk. Little did Nipkow know that years later his invention would be transformed into one of the most popular pastimes in America today ("Inventors"). Philo T. Farnsworth was the true inventor of television in 1927. He had no idea that thirty-five years later his inventions would not only be in ninety percent of Americans homes, but also strongly effect everyone that watched it. "Following the introduction of television into the United States, the annual homicide rate increased by ninety-three percent"(Journal of the American Medical Association). With the invention of television came the job of broadcasting shows on to the television. Broadcasters soon …show more content…
The main conflict with what's being broadcast is the amount of violence being projected to the kids of America. Some people say, "Its just TV and its not real" others say " How does my elementary age kid know it is not reality?" This is where the controversy is drawn on whether or not television violence affects the actions of kids who watch TV on a regular basis.

Ted Turner CEO of Turner Network Television and Cable News Network was quoted as saying that,"TV is the single most significant factor contributing to violence in America.." The number of violent acts the average American child sees on TV by the age eighteen is two hundred thousand ("Real"). Average time per week that the American child spends watching television: nineteen hours and forty minutes. Number of murders witnessed by children on television by the age 18: 16,000, Percent of youth violence directly attributed to TV viewing is 10 percent ("Real"). These are just a few of the numerous amounts of statistics of Television violence. Even though these statistics send chills to our spines while reading them. Americas still seems to turn their eyes away from the problem. While America in denial of the effects of this violence projected on TV, the television industry feed children with more and more violence. 80 percent of Hollywood executives believe that there is a link between TV
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