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What Is Television's Real Purpose?

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In the early 1940’s television was introduced and it bridged the gap in communication between the people and the government. Since then, it has played a detrimental role in United States elections since the 1960’s. According to some, television has tainted it’s real purpose. These individuals concur that televised debates are more so about image, instead of the quality of the debate. These speculators would be correct on this topic for the sole purpose that when on television appearance is appealing to the younger generations that can vote.

The first example of debates being tainted occurred in the election of 1960, when Nixon and JFK had their first televised debate. Those who watched the debates said that Kennedy won by a landslide. On
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