Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Do television programs provide a realistic picture of life in America?

American television does not depict a realistic view of life here.  Most television shows are about rich or middle class individuals when in reality America has more lower income families.  Shows that portray interracial or homosexual couples are not common, but that lifestyle is.  There are many shows that represent American teenagers as promiscuous but that is an unfair image.  Not all teenagers behave that way.  If a foreigner was watching American television to get an idea of what life was like here he would have an unrealistic view.   I believe that he would think we were immoral, not tolerant of alternative lifestyles and poverty was not a problem here.  America needs more shows that give a practical depiction of the common individual. 

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