Even though television appeared on the scene in the 50s, it didn’t become a household word until the mid-60s. By 1970 it was a major factor in the daily lives of Americans, and once cable TV became the norm in the mid-80s, the average American household was no longer content with just one boob-tube…most had at least two (I personally know a couple who have a television in every room of their home…including both bathrooms).
Before I get to my point I’d like to lay a few statistics on you courtesy of the A.C. Nielsen Company…
- The average American watches more than 4 hours of TV per day
- 66% of American homes have 3 or more TVs
- By the time a child reaches 18 years of age they will have witnessed 40,000 murders on TV
- 53.8% of TV programing is devoted to crime, disaster and war
- 59% of Americans can…
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