"Television has allowed us
to create a common culture, and without it
we would not have been able to accomplish our goal." - Morris Janowitz*
December 1, 1984
"While theoretically and technically television
may be feasible, commercially and financially,
I consider it an
impossibility, a development of which we need waste little time
Lee DeForest, 1926, radio pioneer and inventor of the vacuum
"Television won't be able to hold on to any
market it captures after the first six months.
People will soon get tired
of staring at a plywood box every night."
Darryl F. Zanuck*, head of 20th
creation technologies transform our way of thinking.
was in the home it became the primary source of social culture
The television forged an
epistemology in which
all information had to become
entertainment to attract attention.
Television allows an endless
source of raw material to be processed into entertainment.
removed from reality by
the naturally occurring bias' of all
those responsible for the presentation.
The hunger for entertainment
allows for monumental fiction.
a common window on public reality,
the window through we are conditioned to
apperceive those parts of life
with which we do not have direct contact,
entertainment had stealthily
become the standard of value for reality itself.
"This may be
2007, but when we consider the
power of mythology the psychology of the average man hasn't changed in 4000
And when everyone in the political community
believes the same myth, it becomes
a parallel reality.
With TV reinforcing the 911
myth every single day, it has become stronger than any belief system that I can
remember." - Jeff Rense
considerable momentum after World War II, especially
with the advent of television.
The average American adult sees about
21,000 commercial messages a year; the largest 100 corporations in America pay
for about 75% of commercial television time and about half the public
With advertising for a 30 second segment in prime time
costing over $200,000 on network television, only the largest corporations
can afford it.
Advertisers cultivate desire
by hitching their wares to the infinite yearnings of the
Eternal Soul." - Donald O.
The main thrust of television is to create
a dissociative from
reality, to convert a mental
image into a symbol.
rather than thinks
-inter tenere rather than ekstasis.
A series of experiments Herbert
E. Krugman regarding the effect of television on human brainwaves revealed
In less than one minute of television viewing human
brainwaves switch from beta
waves associated with linear logical
thought - to alpha waves.
When the subjects stopped watching television and began reading a
magazine, the brainwaves reverted to
'beta' state is considered
a normal, awake state, while
'alpha' states are experienced
in a deep relaxation or
alpha state, a person is
subjected to a passive learning experience with visual information being
directly downloaded into the subconscious without any
Television effectively numbs the
brain while engaging the
brain disallowing proper
decoding and critical analysis.
Essentially, you go into
a hypnotic trance. You
are on 'auto-pilot'.
E. Krugman, who spent decades at
(GE) headquarters as director of public opinion research,
alpha responses can be
stimulated by appropriate external rhythms or frequencies.
- Corporate media may create
special programs to help people modify certain attitudes or behavior.
- Passively learned material has
an important 'advantage' which some have also associated with so called
subliminal perception, extrasensory perception, or
flicker rate at 50 Hz (PAL, SÉCAM systems) or 60 Hz (NTSC).]
- For early education there may
be an opportunity to accept the fact that many children fidget in class, and
that this interference with their attention is not to be blamed on parents,
teachers, or the child.
Mild drugging of these children, or training in
relaxation through Alpha
driving, may be dramatically helpful to their
"Let me try to explain the special qualities of one, two and
three exposures. I stop at three because as you shall see there is no such
thing as a fourth exposure psychologically; rather fours, fives, etc., are
repeats of the third exposure effect:
Exposure # 1 is a "What is it?"
type of response.
Exposure #2 will elicit some response of the
remembrance of the first time and attempt to find something new or novel, not
seen the first time if only to discard the image or object as of no further
The second exposure response is "What of it?" ... does it
have personal relevance ?
By Exposure #3 the viewer has been through
"What is it?" and "What of it?," so by the third
viewing, the image or object is locked in through interest.
the proper future contextual stimuli, such as a corporate logo, immediate
recognition of the image or object occurs.
There is a myth in
the advertising world that viewers will
forget your message if you don't repeat your advertising often enough.
It is this myth that supports many large advertising expenditures.
I would rather say the public comes closer to forgetting nothing they
have seen on television.
They just 'put it out of their minds' until
and unless it has some use and then the response to the commercial continues."
- Herbert E. Krugman
"The way in which you restrain people from
doing a wide variety of things, not compatible with the social order of which
they are members, is that you subject them to ritual.
The process is simple: you make them dance round a totem
pole until they are wild with
excitement and become jellies in
the hysteria of collective frenzy; you enhance their emotional state by any
device, by all the locally available audio-visual aids, drugs, dance, music and
so on; and once they are really high, you stamp upon their minds the type of
concept or notion to which they subsequently become enslaved.
savage wakes up with a bad hangover and a deeply internalized concept.
The idea is that the central feature of religion is ritual, and
the central role of ritual is the endowment
of individuals with compulsive concepts which simultaneously define their
social and natural world and restrain and control their perceptions and
comportment in mutually reinforcing ways.
These deeply internalized
notions henceforth oblige them to act within the range of prescribed limits.
Each concept has a normative binding content, as well as a kind of
organizational descriptive content.
The conceptual system maps out
social order and required conduct, and inhibits inclinations to thought or
conduct which would transgress its limits.
I can see no other
explanation concerning how social and conceptual order and homogeneity are
maintained within societies which, at the same time, are so astonishingly
diverse when compared with each other.
One species has somehow escaped
the authority of nature, and is no longer genetically programmed to remain
within a relatively narrow range of conduct, so it needs new constraints.
The fantastic range of genetically possible conduct is constrained in
any one particular herd, and obliged to respect socially marked bounds.
This can only be achieved by means of conceptual constraint, and that
in turn must somehow be instilled.
Somehow, semantic, culturally
transmitted limits are imposed on men."
- Ernest Gellner,
Anthropology and Politics, 1995
"If you were
a kid in the late 1950's, there's a good chance your thinking was shaped by two
television programs, The Mickey Mouse Club and Howdy
Bill O'Reilly, The No 'Spin' Zone
"The television has invaded every aspect of our
culture. The lack of
proper stimulation, due to television watching, is damaging the brains of
Children have limited cognitive abilities to process and
cope with television violence which leads to
aggressive behavior, emotional
desensitization and due to the excess amount of
violence in television shows for children, many viewers develop
a distorted brain along with
a distorted sense of
reality." - Wayne Eastman, Ed.D
"Exposure to sexual content on
television predicted teen pregnancy, with adjustment for all variables. Teens
who were exposed to high levels of television sexual content (90th percentile)
were twice as likely to experience a pregnancy in the subsequent 3 years,
compared with those with lower levels of exposure (10th percentile)." - Rand
Health website 11/03/08
suggest that television may play a significant role in the high rates of
teenage pregnancy in the US." - Anita Chandra, RAND Phd, Mph
live with a cultural backdrop where children increasingly and at ever-younger
ages are being sexualized, eroticized and exposed to torrents of inappropriate
messages about sexuality." - Kathleen Kelleher
"Research has shown that
"mindless" television or video games may idle and impoverish the development of
the pre-frontal cortex, or that portion of the brain that is responsible for
planning, organizing and sequencing behavior for
moral judgement and
attention." - Jane M. Healy,
Ph.D. American Academy of Pediatrics May 1998
The brain is the source of emotion.
modeling purposes of this exposition we will use the term right brain as the
source of emotion.
brain reacts to stimulus is the surrounding environment.
is the master controllor of health; informs competency; develops coping skills;
is the repository of self and filters
environment factors into multiple aspects of
directs all aspects of bodily functions through established biological
The first two years of a
child's life is when the most rapid development of the brain
The first five years of a child's life is the critical
period for developing language and
The more a brain is
stimulated the more it is capable of doing.
An infant is born
with approximately 100 billion brain cells designed to store and transmit
Children's brains are at
its most receptive stage in infancy and early childhood, when experiences,
positive or negative, will affect how grouping of mirror neurons are either
strengthened or disregarded.
Television has become the dominant method
of distracting children.
Television watching deprives
children of natural
experiences that help to develop the
neural pathways which are
necessary for healthy brain development partially by limiting their
activity and dramatic play outside in nature but also by actual physically
stunting neural networks
leaving an octupus of cognitive
Heavy television watching during the early years when
the brain is malleable prolongs the dominance of the
brain function, the culprit diagnosed as
ADD or ADHD, by
inhibiting left brain
functions responsible for verbal-logical cognitive functions.
Neural network growth in young
children is inhibited simply by watching an average of two to four hours of
television per day prolonging childhood.
The more television children watch, the greater
the negative influence on their lives.
Children's behavior due to television watching is
further accentuated when one considers that children have difficulty separating
reality from fantasy.
inability to separate reality
from fantasy creates an avenue for the
system to pick up characteristics of the
characters the child identifies with.
Children who admire
aggressiveness in their heroes and
heroines will see little reason for devoting time and effort to learning
other ways of problem solving.
By the age of three children
mimic television characters as readily as
they mimic real people.
When a child decides to
imitate a behavior, morality is not a part of this decision process.
Children are great
imitators who often believe what they view on television as being true because
many of the characters portray qualities that make them acceptable role
Children often can not distinguish between
anti-social behaviors portrayed on
As children imitate
view on television, frequent exposure to television
violence can make children think that violence is normal.
children's programs reflect violence in a
humorous manner many children
see violence as humorous.
This is why children laugh when they
see someone being injured.
Children's aggressive skills are
acquired earlier than mental or social skills as a
Children who view large quantities of television violence
tend to see the world as a frightening place and grow leery of neighbors and
Children that are
taught that violence is an acceptable solution to problems will tend to work
out their problems in the same way.
The number of acts of violence
in children's programs is estimated at as much as six times greater than in
The amount of television
violence witnessed by average American children during formative elementary
school years is about 8,000 murders and around 100,000 other acts of
Children lack the
cognitive attributes to put these violent images into meaningful contexts as
they can not articulate a rationale for the violence they witness.
Consequently, they will often imitate violent behaviors witnessed on
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As children view
television violence the chemical transmitter,
increases in children's brains.
The brain's alarm network is located at
the base of the brain and sends
to other brain centers that control such functions as emotions.
As a reaction to the viewing of
television violence, the brain adapts by rewiring
trillions of cellular connections establishing
the chemical pathways of aggressive
Neurological processing of television violence is not any different from
processing real violence thanks to the
The mammal brain
is hard wired to attenuate the senses and fix the eyes on any sudden movements
in the environment.
Known as the biological
orienting response this is a key cognitive component of survival.
Rapid changing television images in children's cartoon shows change
approximately every 4 to 6 seconds reducing rational thought functions and
keeping a child's instincts and emotions in a constant state of alertness for
flight - perfect for honing
instincts of a hunter !
neural pathways that control
response to stress are
particularly powerful in
shaping how we
learn and respond to
When neural pathways are shaped by
violent aggressive emotions the
sustained stress carves them into the brain
like a sculpter carves
When a child's brain is under
prolonged stress, the
child's brain sends
a signal to the body to produce greater amounts of a stress hormone called
cortisol. The constant release of
cortisol means the child is constantly on high alert ready for
Television watching is a major
contributor to insomnia,
hyperactivity in young
are the most ardent traditionalists. They like things stable and categorized.
Television, like it
or not, teaches them a lot of these rules." - Jane Espenson*, television writer
for 'Ellen' starring Ellen DeGeneres playing
an 'average' lesbian, from an Opinion
article in LA Times March 20, 2005
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