Essay about The things I carry

Submitted By owlyellow
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When the invention of the television had barely begun media was still the same. Gossip in the newspapers, stories blown out of proportion, and everyone still believed it. Then scientists experimented with the different tubes and soon the television was on its way to being fully invented. It was the beginning of television. Since then, every household has a television. Over the years, it has revolutionized people's lifestyles and the way everyone acts and thinks. Now, as it has become part of everyday life. Everybody has at least one television at home, mostly like more then that currently. It has changed people’s life because the television is seen as a mean of entertainment and education for the average person. The striking point is that television has become a usual product in the household, whereas in the past it was almost considered as an expensive device that not all the families could afford. A family was looked at wealthy if they had more than one television in their home. By watching television, people are easily able to escape from the routine of their everyday life, and to relax. That of course is where the topic of, if television is a bad influence is brought up. In other words, television is a mean of discovering, exploring, learning, dreaming, and thinking differently. It revolutionized mankind in so many ways. The invention of the television was complex. It does not have just one inventor. Many scientists contributed to the invention. Many companies had contributed to the investment of it also. NBC invested $50 million in the development of the electronic televison. To direct the effort, the company's president, David Sarnoff, hired the Russian-born scientist Vladimir Kosma Zworykin, who patented the first television color tube. This was revolutionary and was the beginning of a new invention that would change the way people see the world. The television was commercially available in the late 1920’s. Most common home’s did not have a television set, for they were very expensive. about 7,000 to 8,000 were manufactured in the United States before the war. Unfortunately the war had halted production and had not been resumed till August of 1945. The attack on Pearl Harbor affected television also according to Abramson. “The attack on Pearl Harbor by the Japanese on December 7, 1941, quickly put a halt to most television programming in the United States. Many American television stations reduced their schedules to about four hours a week or simply went off air” (Abramson). The invention had clearly set a role in history. For families now knew what was going on with the war in their own homes. This might have been look at like a good thing or a bad thing. Families might not want to see what goes on in war and with their other family member. The invention of the television had made way for so many revolutionary ideas. In the past fifty years or so, since television has become a common household product for the modern family, this one piece of technology has had incredible impact on society and basically revolutionized the way people see themselves and the world around them. The debate as to whether the impact is positive or negative has been taking place since the the television was part of everyone’s daily lives in the 1940’s. Television’s potential to connect, educate and inform the public is often gravitated toward negative comments and thoughts. The television has been thought of as an amazing invention. Today 99 percent of households own one television set. Even though today studies have shown that the average person watches on average ten to twenty hours of television during the week. Murrow once said, “This instrument can teach, it can illuminate; yes, and it can even inspire. But it can do so only to the extent that humans are determined to use it to those ends. Otherwise, it is nothing but wires and lights in a box.” (Murrow). The television provides viewers to see how the world has changed in art,