The Trouble with Television

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In “The Trouble With Television,” former broadcast journalist Robert MacNeil presents a persuasive case that television has a negative effect on American society. He cites statistical evidence about the average amount of hours spent watching television and the feeding of information in short bursts to support his argument that television viewing undermines Americans ability to think critically or handle complex issues in their lives. (Prentice Hall Literature, 2010)

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