Frequently Asked Questions and History
Q How many TV sets are out there?
A About 98% of American households have at least one TV set.
Q Who watches the most.
A On average, children aged 2-5 watch 14 hours of network television, per week.
Q Does Television viewing increases aggressive behavior?
A Well, the experts say it’s true. And if that’s so, then a positive message would seem to carry a long way.
Q What are most people doing while watching?
A About 66% of Americans eat dinner while watching television. The rest are either snacking or thinking about it.
Q Who is most influenced by Television?
A Children by far are the most. When shopping with a parent, on average, children request a brand-named item 13 – 18 times.
The history of television records the work of numerous engineers and inventors in several countries over many decades.
•Advanced Television Systems Committee – Making history, not preserving it, this group is attempting to establish voluntary standards for new technology like HDTV.
•National Public Broadcasting Archives – Archives and an extensive research library housed at the University of Maryland libraries.
•The Museum of Television and Radio – One museum, two cities, fabulous exhibits and seminars. Come take a virtual tour or see what’s on display now.
•Television News Archive – Housed at Vanderbilt University, this site has “systematically recorded, abstracted, and indexed national television newscasts” since August 5, 1968.
•Academy of Television Arts Sciences – Home of the Emmy, Archive of American Television, and the ATAS Hall of Fame.