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      "TV is justly called `the boob tube'." I disagree, in my opinion,
television has many positive and informational uses. Television is now
being
used more in school because it is proven that students remember and
comprehend
better than from a regular class lecture.
         Television has always been good for spreading the news of
current world
events but it is now being used for more educational and informational
documentaries. Television is becoming more and more an educational
essential
for children. Before they start school, children learn many basic and
fundamental tools from television. Most kids learn the alphabet and
how to
count from shows like Sesame Street and Barney. As children get older
there are
many story-telling shows that either feature stories with good morals
or they
tell masterpiece stories like Hercules, Hunchback of Notre Dame, etc..
Some of
these stories are now a part of our culture and children know and
understand
them because of television.
         As people grow older, television, at least for recent
generations, plays
a large role in socialization. On many sitcoms and talk shows one can
learn of
problems of today like teenage pregnancy, poverty, drugs, etc..
Television also
seems to support somewhat decent morals, a very religious person may
not think
so but television still follows the good guy-hero, bad guy-loser theme.
From
certain shows on TV one can learn what sort of things are socially
acceptable
for instance fashion, behavior and hobbies.
      Television features many "how-to" shows like gardening, painting,
cooking,
etc.. It also has many documentaries on foreign lands and historic
events.
Television is also an inexpensive form of entertainment. There are
many movies
and sporting events shown on television.
         In my opinion there are many positive things associated with
television
but you can get too much of a good thing. A very important thing to
remember is
to watch television in moderation, when used correctly television can
be a very
useful tool.