The Evolutions of TELEVISION Through the Decades


Since the 1950s, television has played an integral role in people’s lives. After all, it has both reflected and shaped our cultural values, although it has sometimes been criticized for its alleged negative influences on children. At other times, television has also been lauded for its ability to create a standard viewing experience for people.

Some of the world’s most major events, such as the assassination of John F. Kennedy, the Space Shuttle Challenger disaster in 1986, and the 9/11 terrorist attacks, have played out before our eyes on television, uniting people in a shared tragedy, yet offering hope. Currently, Internet technology and satellite broadcasting is paving the way for the future, changing the way we view content. Indeed, television is one of the foremost important inventions of the 20th century.