scroll to top
Stuck on your essay?
Get ideas from this essay and see how your work stacks up
Word Count: 685
Should Talk Shows be Held Responsible for Repercussions from Their Programming Since beginning this class in English Composition we have begun to explore the controversy surrounding TV talk shows or as it has been referred to Trash TV There are those among our leaders such as Secretary of Education William Bennett and Senator Joe Liebermann who have made it their case to try to convince the American public that the content of some of these shows is morally corrupt and that they are putting a heavily negative influence on their viewers quoting especially the younger members of the TV watching population Bennett and company have even gone so far as to try to bring pressure to bear on the investors of these programs as they did earlier in the year to Time Warner who held heavy stock in Interscope Records There are however those who disagree strongly with Mrs Bennett and Liebermann such as Ms Donna Gaines writer for The Village Voice who maintains through her own personal experience that becoming acquainted with other peoples problems and the solutions at which they arrived can be helpful and in certain circumstances Im sure that this could be true At the heart of the controversy however are documented cases of these types of shows causing immensely more harm than good such as the now infamous case involving the murder of a young gay man Scott Amedure who came to the Jenny Jones Show to publicly announce to the man of his dreams who was not gay that he had a crush on him The man to whom he made the confession was so enraged by the public embarrassment that he then went home and later killed Amedure in a fit of age There was also a highly controversial case involving the Jerry Springer show in 1998 involving physical harm done to one of the guests of
@Kibin is a lifesaver for my essay right now!!
- Sandra Slivka, student @ UC Berkeley
Wow, this is the best essay help I've ever received!
- Camvu Pham, student @ U of M
If I'd known about @Kibin in college, I would have gotten much more sleep
- Jen Soust, alumni @ UCLA