Exploratory Essay

Topics: Television, Reality television, Television network Pages: 3 (1009 words) Published: October 31, 2013
TV Unraveled

Intro: Today TV is a commonality among the residents of the United States, even though I was conscious about how TV is something we all do I was not aware of the effects it has on people, and that is where my research started. I wanted to why TV was so captivating and how it can suck you in for hours at a time. I was interested in this topic because TV has a hold on almost every single American, with a thing that has so many people hooked to it how could I not take a step back and wonder how it got so big. As Television watching has grown so has the research to discover why so many people will end the night by sitting on the couch watching their favorite shows. Is TV so popular due to the endless choices of show to watch? Is it because of the low prices on movies at the comfort of your home? My curiosity got more inflamed as I started my journey to learn more about TV addiction. Before I could get to the bottom of why TV is so addicting I needed better educate myself on who watches TV and what was their purpose for watching it. I started by reading the article called “The Old and the Uneducated Watch the Most TV” This blog from the New York Times. This post was made on June 26, 2012, so the information I got was up to date. What I learned from this post is that people who don’t have their diploma or the age of 65+ years watch the most TV. This is due to the fact that they aren’t in school or they have retired. It’s easy to turn on the TV when you have nothing else to do. These age groups spend more than 4 hours a day watching TV. What really got me was the fact that the older you get the more time you spent watching TV. The amount of TV watching being done by people who have retired didn’t really surprise me but what did give me a jump at my money was the low number of 2 hours of TV watching being done by teenagers. Now knowing who was doing all the TV watching I wanted to figure out what they were watching. According to hollywoodreporter.com...
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