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tv that your parents will let you watch

i originally approached an article related to korean television with bitter skepticism. surely, i thought, i would be able to dig up some sort of argument in how koreans were brainwashed with television programming or such. surely this was another wave to transform members of society into couch potatoes that used television as a means of escape from reality.
this was further supporeted with the quote in which the new korean MNTV would "help migrant workers adjust" and "curb the problems workers are suffering".
as i read more thoroughly however, i came to realization that television was not such a simple concept. perhaps this was due to years of my own brainwashing by my parents (that television was a waste of time, bad for your eyes, etc.).
but the reality was that television really was a useful resource...i found out , for instance, that certain members could watch programming that taught the migrant workers how to defend their legal rights. also, the material would contain various cultural contents (music and movies) from their own cultures. surely this was a nice thing to do.
in other words, television, was not a black and white object (no pun intended). there are drawbacks (perhaps most commonly seen in our society), but after reading the article, i myself are throughly convinced that the migrant workers might benefit well from such a resource. television, wasn't all i thought it to be after all

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Yes, we do tend to try to get our own children to watch less TV so it would seem that we should expect such viewing in other countries to be as inane and pointless as much of our programing is in the states. I hardly watch any television but I still get a TV guide in case there will be something on worth recording.
I have known only one family who got rid of their television. They raised 5 children and their home was filled with music, literature, board games and learning. It sounded ideal on many levels. I suppose their children have ultimately been exposed to TV shows. It's a shame that there are so many programs that are such garbage. And it is reasonable to consider Korean television with some skepticism.
I'm glad to hear, however, that people in Korea are being exposed to programs of value. As you can also find in the states with some effort. Unfortunatley, children and teens don't always look for value; they look merely for what's interesting.

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You can always get some type of value on in most programming.. it really depends on the person. sometimes these "pointless" programs can be good sources of conversation. if not anything, than the mere fact of it's pointlessness.