Images of Victory, Words of Defeat: Cultural Criticism Meets The Television Networks
thesisposted on 01.05.1988, 00:00 by Jean E. Cooksey
What we remember about watching television is the stories, not the violence. But the media watchdog groups should not be dismissed, because they point out an essential, if overlooked, element of television: its tremendous addictive potential. These groups may focus on specific trends, but their unspoken concern is with television's ability to draw millions of people to watch. We may tune into a certain program in order to tune out the normal hardships of our lives, but television may be educating us in ways we don't realize.