ENGL 8 a.m.
Positive Effects of TV
It’s another nice quiet and peaceful night. Snuggling up on the couch with friends and catching a great family movie on the television might just be the thing someone needs after a long day of work or school. On the other hand, a quiet or cozy home setting can be made obsolete with video games, favorite shows, or sporting events constantly blaring from the television. Since the television was first introduced it has drastically changed our lives in many ways. The television has brought some bad effects to the world, but I think it has brought more good than harm.
While creating the television it consisted of many different experiments contributed by many creators over the course of many years. Manufacturers sold the first television receivers in 1939. However, the television did not become popular among consumers until 1948. By 1962, over 90 percent of homes in the United States had televisions in them. Convenience proved to be the reason for TVs’ initial popularity (Boyer). The creation of the television changed the way we broadcasted news and other important information to the world. The television delivers fast news coverage from anywhere in the world. This allows viewers to be warned in case of an emergency, be up to date with current news and events, and be prepared for changes in the weather. Without the television providing constant coverage and availability of news our world would be lost.
Since the creation of the television there have been no negative side effects proven scientifically other than an occurrence that happened in 1967. The General Electric Company released information stating that their color televisions were emitting x-rays as high as 100,000 times the rate of safe exposure (Ronca). Experts have linked several negative side effects to watching television. Some of these issues include social awkwardness, aggressive behavior, unusual sleeping habits,...