Television today has a lot of positive effects and influences on our society and our American culture.
Television gives us helpful information, various forms of education, and entertainment which are all a part of the positive effects that television has on our society.
The television has become one item of a family’s existence to such an extent that, now it cannot be brushed aside at this stage.
It is a part of every home whether it is in an urban locality or the rural.
All this is wonderful and a great service to man but, at the same time, it also has a negative side to it, a negative impact on the society of the times.
People have got so very engrossed in this TV and its wide variety of programmes that, no one, yes no one has any time to spare for even his next-door neighbor, leave aside the society at large.
It is a great way of educating the people throughout society with the important issues that affect our everyday lives.
Be it social, political, economical, or medical, there is always something new to be told, and the television is the quickest way to get it out to the people.
So much so that, programmes like the Ramayana and the Mahabharata made people even leave important appointments for, after all how could they afford to miss a serial.
With this change, socializing is becoming a rare pleasure, as all pleasures and entertainments are found at the foot of the ‘Idiot Box’.