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Had TV influenced culture more or is it the other way around?

Through the half-century that television has been America's primary medium of mass communication, culture has influenced television and television has influenced culture. Which do you believe has had the greater influence on the other and why?

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Media as an Influence in Youth Culture- Youth respond to visual advertising more than other forms. This is due to the fact that youth want to visualize them selves using the product or service Eg. Clothing companies are spending millions to get young good-looking individuals to make plain and boring clothes look appealing to youth.

The media sells us an idea or an image; they sell us an ideology we are quick to attach ourselves to and, in essence, become. Television is a form of media that has great ability to influence and brainwash the viewing public. The talking box in one's living room has assumed the overpowering role it plays today as a result of the weakness of ...

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Read along as the author explains how media (particularly TV), youth, gender and more intertwine to shape our culture.