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Television has changed the way America spends its recreational time Whether it is in the form of video games or trashy talk shows television has an impact on society A few issues that reflect the way television impacts us are Why Americans are interested in trashy daytime talk shows Why childrens grades have dropped as a result of watching too much television and whats allowed to be shown on tv All of these issues were stated in the articles I read and I think they are very important and often overlooked Daytime talk has come a long way from The Ed Sullivan Variety Show During those times guests on the show werent even allowed to say the word high as referring to marijuana Now we have talk shows with titles like You Slept With my Lover and I Want Revenge Whos my Childs Real Father and my personal favorite Men who are Really Women Confess to Their Lovers If you take some time to look at these titles and think about what they are saying you might wonder why in the world anybody would care to watch such appalling things But the reason does not remain much of a mystery Studies have shown that the reason Americans watch these shows and actually be interested in them is because if we watch them we believe them To see someone else with such awful problems suddenly make us feel like we are much better off than those people are and that our problems arent bad at all Often its a wonder why anyone would come onto a show and exploit him or herself like that to be honest I dont have an answer Children of today have been noted as watching too much television and playing too many video games This is becoming a problem for many of them because their grades Ron Kaufman did a study on how much tv children actually do watch
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