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World Television Day: A peek at the past, present

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Imagine a world with no television, no big screens in our offices, school halls, enclosed boardroom meetings, airport lounges, and the likes? Imagine the world with no television to watch the detailed news on happenings around the world, great films, documentaries, cartoons and so on?

Although TV’s importance in society goes deeper than that.

Television is a medium that improves the world, triggers the imagination, raises curiosity, encourages education and gathers millions around common interests.

The World Television Day is not absolutely the celebration of the device itself, but rather, the concept it represents.

On December 17, 1996, the United Nations declared November 21 as World Television Day to memorialize the date on which the first ever World Television Forum was held.

Television is considered a cornerstone of democracy.

Thanks to Philo Taylor Farnsworth, an American inventor and television pioneer, who made many contributions that were crucial to the development of the television. He is known for inventing the first fully functional and complete electronic television.

Today, news is everywhere, but the fact a million of others around the world are also watching, tells us it has been verified and created by professional.

This is why television is regarded as the most trusted platform among all other mediums.

However, the television plays some not so good functions, mainly in the wrong hands.

The TV today exposes kids to violence and what’s meant to be ‘unseen.’ Our youths have become so caught up in the ‘fake’ affluent lives of reality shows stars, artists, and even the ‘big men’ in politics.

Notwithstanding, we’ll rather stick with, the benefits we’ve derived and how the world is indeed a better place with every television set in their places.


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