I think it started with The Simpsons and shows like Married with Children that showed completely unreal families. I guess I am just an old-fogey.
The problem is the average person isn’t tuned in to lifelong learning, or going to seminars and so forth. If the information is not on television, and it’s not in the movies they watch, and it’s not in the few books that they buy, they don’t get it. Jack Canfield
I can't think of one person who is on TV who isn't vain. It's the nature of the beast. If you are on TV then you have a vanity, for sure. Just admit it! Why not? Simon Cowell
On an average day 7 minutes of news happens. Yet there are currently three full-time, 24-hour news networks. Jon Stewart
"My father hated radio and could not wait for television to be invented so he could hate that too." Peter De Vries
"I find television very educating. Every time somebody turns on the set, I go into the other room and read a book." Groucho Marx
television (n) 1 a system for transmitting visual images and sound that are reproduced on screens, chiefly used to broadcast programs for entertainment, information, and education.
• the activity, profession, or medium of broadcasting on television 2 (also television set) a box-shaped device that receives television signals and reproduces them on a screen.
ORIGIN early 20th cent. : from tele- [at a distance] + vision