Television 's Influence On Culture Essay

1309 Words Feb 8th, 2016 6 Pages
1. What is TV’s “most enduring contribution to culture”? (1)
Television’s “most enduring contribution to culture is twenty-two-minute solution.” Twenty-two-minute solution gives a false idea to people that your real life problems can be solved within twenty-two-minutes just like in sitcoms on television. People are expected to solve their problems in quicker amounts of time like in sitcoms even in real life situations.
2. List two ways in which the TV serves a “teaching” role in culture. (1)
Two ways in which the TV serves a “teaching” role in culture is by being an electronic baby-sitter and a teacher. Parents of young children use TV as a baby-sitter because children are so into watching TV so they stay out of trouble. While the children watch TV, the parents can get much of their work done. TV also serves as a teacher. It teaches children about sex, violence and shopping. Through TV, children are exposed to sex and violence consistently. TV also teaches the children that the “purpose of the life is to shop.” It makes children buy unnecessary things during shopping.
3. How does TV contribute to the transition from the town square dynamic to the tribe? (1)
TV contributes to the transition from the town square dynamic to the tribe by “evolving into a hundred separate, narrowcast networks.” Since the TV has many networks, the audience also got divided into smaller pieces as well. Also, TV is very common in each household, where people started to own more than one TV per…

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