|Television in Iraq
The birth of the television was originally introduced here, in the United States. The impact of this new technology was not only evident here in the US, but in other countries as well. In Iraq, television caused immediate changes, which in turn caused adjustments in everyday living. The benefits and negative impacts varied, but overall as in most other countries, television shapes the images and views of everything that is broadcasted. Television currently has taken the place of past leisure activities. Being informed of the news, sports, and global issues consisted of hearing it only through radio and prior to that just word of mouth. “People gathered around the TV set as they had gathered around the radio, much like their ancestors had gathered around campfire storytellers”(Schwab, 2004, p.3).
With an objective to capture light in a series of lines and beams, the television was introduced as a product of moving images. With the help of sever...