发布时间：2012-12-06 09:32:56 来源：朗阁培训中心 编辑：朗阁小编
Influence of TV on people
Television now plays such an important part in so many people's lives that it is essential for us to try to decide whether it is a blessing or a curse. Obviously, television has both advantages and disadvantages.
As is often pointed out, television keeps one better informed about the current events, allows one to follow the latest developments in politics and science, and offers endless series of programs which are both instructive and stimulating. The most distant countries, the strangest customs and the most attractive scenes of nature are brought right into one's room. Yet here again, there is a danger. The main problem with TV has been its effect on young people. They are now so used to getting their information and education and entertainment from television that their literacy as well as physical ability have greatly been weakened. Worse than all, rubbish commercials and harmful programs lead to bad tastes and a distorted viewpoint towards human life, and even poison one's mind, contributing to the rise in violence and crime in the street.
In any case, whether the ultimate effect of TV is good or not, one thing is certain that television in itself is neither good nor bad. It is the uses to which it is put that determine its value to society. (216 words).