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Reality Television

I. Many sociologist and psychologists worry that reality television is having a dangerous effect on the American viewing audience. A. Psychologists study have shown that they believe that by watching reality television can be both a negative and positive effect on you. If we watch shows like American Idol, and Biggest Loser it will have a positive effect on you that if you put your mind to it, you can do it. The Biggest Loser teaches us on we can exercise, eat right and lose weight. But, then...

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Reality Television

Reality Television Description One of the most recent and freshest trends to come out of television is the phenomenon of "reality television". Spurred by trend setting programs like CBS's Survivor and MTV's The Real World, reality television was launched as a new genre. With such recent hits as Laguna Beach: The Real OC, Flavor of Love, and American Idol, reality television, as a genre and a staple of pop culture, has only begun to grow. In an analysis of various articles studied from The...

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concept of reality television can be traced back to the 1940s. In 1948 Allen Funt's Candid Camera was debuted (Wikipedia 2006). That was the first unscripted reality television show. Since then reality shows have taken the United States by storm. This genre of entertainment has become a very important part of the American culture. So much, that a couple of reality shows are proudly using the continent's name as a qualified title. Examples are America's Next Top Model, and American Idol. Reality television...

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The Reality of Reality Television

The Reality of Reality Television Jacqueline Knudsen ENG122: English Composition II Jenna Fussell February 2, 2013 The Reality of Reality Television Have you ever set there watching your favorite reality television show and wondered what effects it could have on you, your family or your friends? Truth is most people do not think about the effects television shows can have before watching them or allowing their children to watch them. This...

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Yoadin Lorenzo professor: Chroma English 1005 There is a new phenomenon taking over our television it is called the Kardashians. Whether you watch the show or not, you know they exist. Keeping up the the Kardashian is an American reality television series that premired on October 14, 2007. It follows the lives of the Kardashian/ Jenner family, including sister Kourtney, Kim, Rob and Khloe Kardashian. Other members of the show include Scott Disick, Bruce, Kris, Kylie and Kendall Jenner. The...

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Semester 1 – Level 5 – MFC5312 - Television Genres Essay - Deadline 7th December Explore in detail the development of one television genre of your choice. In this essay I am going to explore the development of reality television and throughout this essay I will consider generic characteristics, the genres place in television schedules, the needs and expectations of audiences and also the future of the genre on television. ‘The word genre simply means order. As applied to artistic works, a genre...

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Breaking Reality (Evaluation Essay)

Breaking Reality Reality television has brought many different cultures and lifestyles into the limelight. TLC’s Breaking Amish has cast that light upon Amish youth and their desire to break out of their stereotypical molds. Once the young Amish decide to become “English” or break away from the Amish Church, they are usually shunned and become outcasts of society. Are these young Amish renegades promoting unhealthy lifestyles and giving the Amish Church a bad name? It can be deemed that...

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The True Reality of Reality Television

Persuasion Essay - The True Reality of Reality Television The television was originally invented for communication purposes as well as education, so it is doubtful that Philo Farnsworth imagined his invention showing people eating bugs, finding husbands based on votes from viewers, or living on deserted islands. The newest fad in television programming is reality television and is evidently dominating the airwaves, appearing on many channels, every night of the week. The ratings constantly increase...

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What Is Reality?

What is Reality? What is reality? Everyone has his own opinion about this question. Einstein has mentioned that “Everyone sits in the prison of his own ideas.” (Einstein, p1) This is why people always hold onto what they believe is reality, and this finally lead to the formation of a mind-set. In my opinion, seeking reality means choosing perception and giving up prejudice instead of what we can accept. The film called The Truman show, which stars Jim Carrey, tells the story of a man to the whole...

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An Expectation and Its Reality

An Expectation and Its Reality The thought process is one of the main differences between human being and animal. People have the ability to think, to plan for their future in a specific way than animal. A state of the art building, music, designs of any kind, and assays show in the real world what the artist has been thinking in the abstract. People have that ability to conceive or image everything first in their mind, than try to accomplish what they have pictured in the abstract, where no...

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