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Is Television
Good Or Bad?
Television is not a bad thing, but in fact
is a resource that can be used to educate and entertain people of all ages.

There are many programs on television, which do not educate, because everyone
needs to be entertained.

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I feel that television is a resource that
is not used to the full extent that it could be. Television programs that
educate are scarce and those that do educate are often on during the day
when children are at school. Television stations should organise their
programs so that the education shows are shown when children get home from
school (3:30 – 4:30) so that the children will be able to learn while enjoying
themselves at home.

Schools often use television as a way of
educating students because on television, they can demonstrate many things
that cannot be done in the classroom, and often show things that cannot
be experienced in the country or area where the school is located. I think
that this is an excellent use of television and more use should be made
of it in education, because it offers many advantages to classroom teaching.

The drama serials on television are neither
entertaining or educational. These shows simply depict “real life” (in
the broadest sense of the term) and therefore do not teach or entertain
(otherwise life itself would be entertaining!) I think that these programs
should not be shown. Comedy programs, however, make viewers laugh, feel
better, and make people generally happier. These programs should be encouraged,
instead of the ‘real life’ dramas.

Sports programs and broadcasts of sporting
matches are very good. With them, fans of the sports can watch only parts
of a match, or watch while they are at work. Without these services, people
who are ill or disbled or people that had to work on weekends would miss
out on sport all together. These programs show only relevant parts of the
match and often include player information and information about the tournament
or season. These programs are a great service to the public and encourage
a healthy life-style.

In general, television is an excellent
resource, even though it is not always used to it’s full potential, it
entertains and (sometimes) educates. Television would be one of the most
useful resources if some important changes were made.


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