Tv's Influence On Society Essay

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According to the Television History Network, 99% of homes in America have at least one television set, and 66% have at least three. In this day and age, it is nearly impossible to not watch at least one TV show television. Television programs are flooded with advertisements, media and instant news. Although it might not be obvious, television has a large influence on our lives and on society as a whole. It seems anywhere we go and anything we do television’s influence is inescapable. For my sociology project, I decided to watch television for sixty minutes, while switching channels every ten minutes. By the end of the hour, I would have seen segments from six different shows. My purpose for this project was to see what role society plays …show more content…
Network. On this specific episode, Kim, Kylie and most of the Kardashian-Jenner crew were headed to Montana for a weekend of skiing. This episode showed the family jump in their private plane and go to a mansion on a mountain for the weekend. There are two different messages that are given by this show. The first message that was being subliminally portrayed was that having money buys happiness and success. The Kardashian-Jenner family spends money quite lavishly with all the expensive clothes and houses and vacations they are constantly splurging on. Viewers watch as week by week they park their $100,000 car at their $20 million dollar house. Although having a big house with a lot of expensive items is a luxury, it does not necessarily define success. Many define success by the quality of their friendships, the passion in their love life or the strength of their family, but the Kardashians often display that success and happiness is determined by your bank account. A younger audience may see this and might think that unless they reach this level of wealth, they are not considered successful and they won’t be happy with their lives. This message is not an example of an average or accurate display of our society, but many will keep this lifestyle as their goal. The second message that Keeping Up With the Kardashians relays is that your appearance is important. The Kardashian sisters often focus on looks …show more content…
This show is about a women who is shopping for the perfect wedding dress. Women spend thousands of dollars and many hours searching for the perfect white wedding dress. I believe this show’s message to society is that white, expensive dresses are not only the norm, but expected by society. It was not only showing what was the norm for American weddings, but that the dress was more important than the wedding. It never once talked about the husband nor their relationship. It solely focused on her dress, how it looked on her, and how it would make her wedding perfect in her

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