Television's Positive Effects on Society According to Marie Winn and her essay “The Plug-In Drug,” television has various negative effects on our society today.
In her essay Winn explores the ways in which television has harmfully caused disruptions with the quality of family life, rituals, and values.
It informs us of the most recent happenings around the world within seconds. Through TV we can be warned about almost anything from a hurricane approaching to the fact that the stock market is falling.
The television in today’s society has become one of our most basic resources for information.
The television has other purposes besides convenience.
It is a great way of educating the people throughout society with the important issues that affect our everyday lives.
As time went on people began to sit and watch the television for that reason.
Soon after came the development of sitcoms, and special programs which served as entertainment purposes.
The television takes the time to do the research that most Americans are too lazy to do themselves.
Through various news programs and documentaries, the television keeps us educated, and on the right track so that we as Americans are not left out in the dark when it comes to the current events around the nation.