In today modern world television is the most popular and recognized from of media and most homes in the western and developed worlds own one. That small (in some cases rather large) box sitting in your lounge is your connection to the outside world. It is an indispensable item and many of us cannot imagine life without it. As with everything, there are several advantages and disadvantages with the television. The most important advantage we get by using a television is to get fast access to what is happening throughout the world with the news. Firstly, for many of us the television is our first or only source of news and current events. Most channels have news updates up to four times a day and current concerned programs which take a deeper look at the news that has affected the world that day or week. These programs are usually family friendly meaning that the content is not inappropriate and the fact that it is the easiest form of media that is easy for a teenager to understand makes the youth capable of knowing what is happening around the world. Another advantage is that people can get vast amount of information and documentaries available for viewing. Like for example National geography channel and discovery channel, where you can learn mostly about everything, but these programs are for everyone there are even programs for kids now, called discovery Kids. It is an exciting way for kids to learn about science and many interesting topics, while having fun. If people are taught in a way that they enjoy, learning is easier. TV should not be viewed as a way to make people less smart, but a way to interest people in the world around them. It is also the fastest way to improve your knowledge and help you learn something completely new. Where else can you learn about Marylyn Monroe and Winston Churchill in the same afternoon? Many people who cannot afford university or night courses or simply just want a basic knowledge of one particular subject or...
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