The Social Perils of Television Since its invention during the early twentieth century, the television has provided active debate for everyone ranging from family counselors to educators. Early on, the TV was heralded for not only connecting the world on current events, but for bringing family units together for common interests. Even today, some argue that the television has introduced an activity for the family to do together. But when televisions became more affordable, more families acquired multiple sets; this introduced a fracture in family life. Marie Winn, in her article “Television: The Plug-In Drug,” argues that activities once enjoyed by the whole family were replaced by watching television (232). Those family activities that...The end:
.....ions of reality. But for all the good, television introduces serious problems for our society. Families have become fractured and dissociated, children are raised by audiovisual nannies, and society is in danger of crossing serious moral lines. Collectively, today’s society has an obligation to take control of our own schedules, take ownership of our children, and steer our morality back towards something we can be proud of. Works Cited Rushdie, Salman. “Reality TV: A Dearth of Talent and the Death of Morality.” The Blair Reader: Exploring Contemporary Issues. New Jersey: Pearson Publishers, 2008. Print. Winn, Marie. “Television: The Plug-In Drug.” The Blair Reader: Exploring Contemporary Issues. New Jersey: Pearson Publishers, 2008. Print.