The Reality Of Reality Television Essay

725 Words Apr 26th, 2016 3 Pages
Reality Television is usually defined as a television program in which real people are continuously filmed. Reality television is designed to be entertaining rather than informative. Today, many children across the globe are exposed to reality television and a lot of the negative influences that come with it. The research question I am trying to answer is whether reality television is skewing the minds of children and causing them to think that reality television portrays the true values of life. I believe this question deserves to be answered for the future of our youth. If they constantly watch Snooki and Kim Kardashian and believe that is the way their lives are supposed to play out, they will be in for a big surprise. Children are not supposed to grow up to be drunken citizens or porn stars, and they will not have the world served to them on a silver platter. The fact that networks can even call this “reality” television seems unethical. When beginning my research process, I attempted to browse through the library databases. I stumbled upon the CQ Researcher and simply typed “Reality television” in the search bar. The first article I observed was “Reality Television: Is it harmless entertainment or a cultural threat?” This source strengthened my argument because I agreed with a lot that it included about the negative effects on society and children. It even quotes Michael Feinstein, a renowned singer: “I think of how generations of kids are watching this program and…

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