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Introduction I believe that television is going to be the test of the modern world and in this new opportunity to see beyond the range of our own vision we shall discover either a new and unbearable disturbance of the general peace or a saving radiance in the sky We shall stand or fall by television of that I am sure wrote EB White in Harpers magazine in 1938 I believe that White was correct We will either take control of what is broadcast on television or we will continue to suffer the harmful effects of violence on TV I have chosen to write my paper on the impact that TV and film violence has on people in our society especially focusing on children I chose this as my topic because it is something that you always hear about as well as witness first hand When you turn on the TV on Saturday morning to watch cartoons statistics show that on average you will view at least twenty to twenty-five acts of violence per hour Murray During prime time you will view about five violent acts per hour Murray I define violence as any violent act This can be as minor as one person hitting another or as serious as murder People are constantly saying that there is too much violence on TV and that it is negatively affecting our kids This has been proven to be true that TV violence does have a negative impact but the question is exactly what are the effects The media has gone so far as to blame crimes like the shooting at Columbine High School on television violence I believe that there is quite a bit of violence on TV and that it does have an effect on society in particular on childrens behavior but I do not believe that TV is to blame for all violence Questions and Hypotheses What are the effects of television
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