Television is one of the most popular means of media. It is a miracle of science. It is an important means of education and entertainment. It has tremendous potentiality as a powerful means of mass communication. It is the last word in entertainment and enlightment. It can educate and enlighten the ignorant masses which have far-reaching impact in society. TV has become an important tool of recreation, education and propaganda.
TV is a powerful means of recreation. It has great attraction for the viewers. The television is occupying the centre stage in our lives. In cities most of the homes have access to television. In many homes there are more than one television set to meet the different tastes and choices of different members of the family. Television is fast spreading in remote rural areas as well. Exposure to television is increasing day-to-day. Television programs are badly affected with the scenes of sex and violence. From the close study of the television programmes it appears that the educative purpose of television has been sent to the back seat. It has become an object of commercial value. The programmes related to fashion, sex, etc are dominant.
Obviously, it has led to the spread of fashion, incidence of violence, killing, hijacking, and other crimes. Very often we come to learn from the newspapers that particular crimes were committed being motivated from the programmes of TV. It is a common observation that children enact the advertisements and emulate some of the popular characters. A few years back many children lost their lives emulating Shaktiman in TV serial.
With the advent of foreign media in India, there is a spark in the craze for fashion and incidence of childhood. The youth and the children chose TV actors and...