Adults watch tv 4/24 hours a day: this is half their leisure time. Children (8-18) watch tv 6/24 hours a day: influenced by the actions in tv, internet usage wide and mostly uncontrolled in adolescents. In all high income countries: especially in sweden and the united states. One tv for almost every one person (survey in 2008) Arguments for why tv should be banned (from the books four arguments for the elimination of. Television by jerold irwin jerry mander: mediation of experience, no direct experience. Experience gained from watching others on tv: experience is limited/biased because of carefully scripted narratives about the social world (ex. Dr. ann travers: colonization of experience, tv license given out by government/state/people who own tv stations, ex. Described as a wonderful thing on tv but opinions differ on this in reality: effects of tv on the human being, effect on personality a. i.