[00:00.00]Text Unreality of TV
[00:04.49]Dr.Heinrich Applebaum recently completed a study
[00:09.85]on the effects of television on children.
[00:14.21]It is not about violence,but about
[00:18.26]how television gives children a false sense of reality.
[00:23.82]Dr.Applebaum told me,
[00:27.59]"The greatest danger of television is that it presents a world to children
[00:33.75]that doesn't exist,and leads them to expect things that never happen."
[00:41.01]"I don't understand,Doctor,"I said.
[00:45.27]"Well,let me give you one example.
[00:49.71]Have you ever seen a television show where a person in a car doesn't immediately
[00:56.37]find a parking place on the very first try?"
[01:00.92]"Come to think of it,"I said,"I haven't."
[01:05.78]"Not only is there always a parking place,
[01:10.92]but the driver doesn't even have to back into it.
[01:16.17]There are two parking spaces for him when he needs one.
[01:21.74]Children are being led to believe that when they grow up
[01:26.70]they will always be able to find a parking place available when
[01:32.45]and where they want it.
[01:36.00]"I never thought of it,but it's true.
[01:40.36]What else do they show on television which gives a distorted1 picture of the real world?"
[01:46.84]"Have you noticed that whenever a person walks out of a restaurant or
[01:52.69]office building and says to the doorman,'Get