Firstly, for many of us the television is our first or only source of news and current events. Most channels have news updates up to four times a day and current affairs programmes which take a deeper look at the news that has affected the world that day or week. Theses programmes are often family friendly and are sometimes the only form of media available or easy to understand for children or non-speakers of English. These news shows keep people up to date on the outside world it is possible to know everything that happened in a day without even going outside. However these news shows can try and monopolize people's opinions and be a bias to one political party or one side of a war. The final advantage is the vast amount of educational programming available for viewing particularly on channels like the discovery channel and national geographic which can educate and stimulate people and wet every audience member's appetite. It is also the fastest way to improve your knowledge and help you learn something completely new. Where else can you learn about Marylyn Monroe and Winston Churchill in the same afternoon? Many people who cannot afford university or night courses or simply just want a basic knowledge of one particular subject or event. Use documentaries to quench their thirst for learning. 2
Firstly, News is the first beneficial aspect of television. For example, people today need to watch the news to keep track of what is happening with the war in Iraq. Also, news provides information on weather, crime and many other news that are occurring around the world. Another example is that news gives people information on school closings and traffic before he or she may want to leave the house. These are some reasons why news on television are beneficial. Entertainment is the second reason why television is beneficial. Entertainment takes peoples minds away from the bad situations that could be occurring in every day life. On the article "Friend or foe?...
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