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  • View Television With Children
    411 words
    The government should not control the content of television shows and limit the amount of weekly violence shown. The responsibility of controlling the viewing of television shows expressing acts of violence should specifically be in the hands of parents. Parents are becoming too reliant upon governmental provisions with respect to raising their children and television violence is becoming an excuse for criminal acts. Children, especially younger children, are impressionable, but with proper guid...
  • Heavy Television Viewers Experience Life
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    Addicted to Television The temptations that can disrupt human life are often caused by pure indulgences. That which we most desire may ultimately harm and destroy us. For example, no one has to drink alcohol. Realizing when a diversion has gotten out of control, such as alcohol, is one of the greatest challenges of life. These excessive cravings do not necessarily involve physical substances. Gambling can be compulsive, leading to great financial distress; sex can become obsessive, often alterin...
  • Effects Of Television Violence In Our Culture
    632 words
    I. Personal Summary of Position Taken in this Reading Scott Stossel writes the article of "The Man Who Counts the Killings". This reading focuses on the lifetime works and studies of George Gerbner. He would be best known as "the man who counts the killings" because he had spent the last thirty years doing just that. A National Commission on the causes and prevention of violence selected George Gerbner in 1968 to study the effect of violence in the media by analyzing the amount of violence on te...
  • Particular Show On Television
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    Coarsening of American Civility in Television Television programming serves as a catalyst to the coarsening of civility in American society. When children and adults view television programs there is a certain amount of retention that occurs. Those who say that it is just "television" and viewers should know not to carry out what is seen are ignorant towards reality. The show "Married With Children" portrays an excellent example of the coarsening of civility in today's American society. "Married...
  • Today's Views Of Television Housewives
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    Television housewives of the sixties were depicted as humble glamorous women; however, in today's busy world they are viewed as empowered comic icons. Women like Rosanne rule our television sets, and dictate their independence of a male dominated world. The home is their world and they are taking back the right to rule it. Why were the television housewives portrayed to live to serve their husbands and family? Because that was their role back then, it was almost unheard of for a women to hold a ...

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