And many Americans have 25 or 30 channels to choose from. States the Tribune: "The cultural, political and economic effects of this global television revolution are enormous. .'.'. Some worry that all that TV watching will make the rest of the world lose its appetite for reading, as has already happened to two generations of Americans." (Herald tribune, 1990, 3)
Certainly, from this particular report, it could be observed that television has been taking over the other forms of entertainment ever since the time it was first introduced to the society. It could be noted too that as years pass, the simple innovation of a box like feature of a television continuous to involve in such a state that the said form of entertainment is able to meet the specific standard of relaxation for different types of audiences. There exists the large screen televisions, the flat screen TVs, the mobile televisions and so on and so forth (Anuradha, 1994, 34). From this point it could then be agreed upon by many that television fondness among the present generation towards the next generations is here to stay.
However, the question is, with the large amount of hours spent by viewers in front of the television, how true is it to say that the habit of television viewing affects the viewers directly, leaving a great impact upon their lives as individuals' What particular future does the involvement of people to watching television naturally bring in to the possibility of the development of the future of the human individuals' To be able to examine this particular issue, the following paragraphs shall be tackled in a way by which the most important factors that contribute to the fondness of the society on television and how it impacts the people's lives in return in clear and definite description.
What Television Is Really Made For
Before, when there are big events that are happening in the large cities' big domes, the people are usually crowding the area of the event. People from all over the world pay so much to see their favorite teams or personalities of several gladiator fights and other sports in action. However, when the year 1920'S entered the human history, the development of an entertainment gadget, the television, came into reality. The television became the primary source of information since then. As for a fact, during the summer of the year 1991, the streets of Rome and Italy appeared to have been deserted by people because all of them were stuck in their houses watching television regarding the World Cup Soccer Games (Littner, 1980, 21). In the Philippines, just lately, the national disputes among political parties which usually caused chaos among the different groups of fanatics in the society have seemed to have stopped just because everybody was watching the Pacquiao-Morales boxing fight held in Los Angeles, California (Daily Inquirer, 2001, 14). Obviously, from these particular events, it could be agreed that television has already revolutionized the human society's natural form of entertainment which were before characterized by even transferring form place to place to simply witness some considered important events held at the different parts of the world.
According to a report:
"This mammoth TV event was not unique. In 1985 nearly a third of the earth's population-about 1,600,000,000 people-watched the rock concert called Live