and moved to Philadelphia to continue his television experiments. The stage seamedset for the emergence of television when World War Two broke out. RCA and othercompanies had to pitch in with the production of radio’s and screens for radarequipment for the military. In 1945, as peace came, electronic assemble lines, freedfrom the production of electronic war material, were ready to turn out picture tubesand television sets. RCA promised sets for mid-1946. The sets themselves weren’tmuch use without a signal to receive. The large radio corporations, ABC,CBS, andNBC quickly opened their television broadcast companies. The format of thetelevision shows they produced were based on their radio programs. They hadcommercials, drama, news, comedies, with one big difference. Now you couldactually see the actors instead of just hear them. Television has been with us eversince. The A.C. Nielsen Company, which measures audience size, reported in 1992that 98.2% of U.S. homes contained at least one television and the average set isturned on seven hours a day.
SOCIAL ASPECTS OF TELEVISION
TELEVISION VIOLENCETelevision violence can have a profound effect on people, old and young.It may not have an effect on all people, but may have a drastic effect on some.Imitations of television crimes are not rare. There is hardly a day in which the wireservices and police blotters across the country do not carry stories like the followingones:In San Diego, California, a nineteen-year-old boy chopped his parents andhis sister to death and crippled his brother with an ax. Prosecutors and police3