September 19th 2011

Posted: September 24, 2011 in Pages

E.B. White said “Television hangs on the questionable theory that whatever happens anywhere should be sensed everywhere. If everyone is going to be able to see everything, in the long run all sights may lose whatever rarity value they once possessed, and it may well turn out that people, being able to see and hear practically everything, will be specifically interested in almost nothing.”

Respond to White’s quote. Research has found the average American watches 4 hours of television a day. Do you believe White was correct in his prediction of the effect of television? Have extraordinary sights been cheapened by TV?


I agree and also disagree with E.B. White’s quote. I think that it has a positive and also negative impact on our society. First, I think that E.B. White’s quote is true, because too much TV can lead to much more violence, bad language, and also maturity. Reading has much more of a better impact on a little kid’s mind more than TV. You don’t visualize the terror, violence, and bad violence, like on TV. Bad language, and violence, which can be exposed to little children, can be a bad start to the children’s childhood.

Also TV can be very good for a child. It can make the kid more creative and more imaginative, which is perfectly good for a young kid’s development. TV can make more of a picture then reading it. It is good to watch TV for 2-5 hrs a day, but if it gets like very addicting, then it can make the child go berserk. For example, The Discovery Channel is very educational and factual. It is very interesting and is also very educational.

  1. Hey Neil! Good post (:
    I agree with you on how TV can badly influence little children. Since they have brains that are in the process of growing, these things like bad language and violence could slow down that process. I also agree with you on how there are educational TV shows.. that cud make TV a good thing for kids. I just hope TV would not be used too much even though it is very addicting.
    ~Apoorva K.~

  2. 2zenan says:

    I agree with your disagreement on TV. TV can help develop a better picture than just reading. Also it is interesting because not every little information you can find in books.

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