The debate on the good and bad effects of watching television is still on. But, let's take a break and look at these eight interesting facts about the history of television.
By Leena Ghosh
Television is a medium because anything well done is rare - Fred Allen
Love it or hate it, the television (TV) is here to stay, as it is no longer 'just a gadget' but much more than that — it's a part of our life and a window to various experiences. Today, we use the TV to both entertain and inform ourselves.
Although more fun and interesting gadgets hit the market long ago, they haven't been able to push the TV out of our homes or unseat it from its throne.
In fact, our fascination with the TV ensured that it kept getting upgrades and our TV-watching experience became livelier and more entertaining.
To recognise the valuable contribution TV has made to our lives, the United Nations commemorates 21 November as the World Television Day. According to the UN, "World Television Day is not so much a celebration of the tool, but rather the philosophy which it represents. Television represents a symbol for communication and globalization in the contemporary world."
With the modest TV occupying such an important place and being one of the most popular man-made inventions, here are some facts you should know about it:
Chances are your child loves watching TV shows as much as you do. So, on World Television Day, share these interesting facts with him and turn TV time into learning time as well.
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