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  • 1960's The Average Family
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    There are many differences between the 1990's and the 1960's. Many of these comparisons can be found in the 1960's based book That night, and a modern day high school. In the 1960's the average family ate together, relaxed together, watched television together, and most importantly the average family of the 1960's stayed together. Here in the 1990's a large portion of Smithtown high school does not have families that all eat together, most do not relax together, and a large majority would not be...
  • Television's Contribution To Family Life
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    Television and Society In Marie Winn's Essay "Television: The Plug In Drug", she states, "Television's contribution to family life has been an equivocal one". Winn focuses on the issue of television's influence in the lives of American families. Her emphasis is on the medium's influence on children. Although she makes a strong case for the negative influence of television, she fails to consider all of the benefits television has brought to American families. On its own, the television is neither...
  • One Way Relationships With The Television
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    In an article ' The Plug-In Drug ' the author Marie Winn discusses the bad influence of television on today's society. Television is a ' drug ' that interfere with family ritual, destroys human relationships and undermines the family. Marie Winn claims that television over the years have effected many American family life. Since television is everyday ritual, many American tend to spent more time with television than they do with their family and this result in unhealthy relation in family. She ...
  • Mythology Of A Patriarchal Family
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    TELEVISION AS A MEDIUM FOR MODERN DAY MYTHS Throughout the 1950's and 1960's television programming developed rapidly into more than an assortment of fact and fiction narratives; it became itself a social text for an increasing population, "functioning as a kind of code through which people gleaned a large portion of their information, intellectual stimulation, and distraction" (Danesi, 240). Since its inception in the mid-1930's, many of television's programs have become the history of many cul...
  • Farnsworth Television
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    Television is one of the most influential inventions of all time, but it's history is something like a made for TV movie. The movie stars a lone, brilliant scientist versus a corporate giant who will top for nothing to get what he wants. Farnsworth is the scientist, and Sarnoff is the corporate giant. Let me tell about each man. Philo Taylor Farnsworth was born August 19, 1906, near the town of Beaver in Southwestern Utah. His parents were Lewis Edwin and Serena Bastian Farnsworth. He was named ...

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