For the popular culture, the beginning of the television meant certainly an improvement compared to the one achieved with the school of obligatory education.
The television gives daily news and information proceeding from all the places of the world.
Due to its combination of sound and image, the TV gives some pleasant illusion of the reality, stronger than any other mass media.
There is no doubt that the TV managed to influence, for the good or for the bad, our way to conceive the reality. The registered descriptions of the human sufferings can awake our compassion, but also they are able to anesthetize that, by the force of the habit.
When there are so many persons receiving such information, there is the risk of a certain lost of individuality; but the TV can also stimulate in persons the taste for the information and take them to improve the own knowledge. The privileged position that the television reached in relation to the other mass media for divulgation affected those considerably. The radio had to restring itself to the transmission of only news, music, conferences and recitals. In the press, it grew in importance the mission of the image and, in what concerns the content of it, the material of secondary interest and the special reports have won field.
The literature also experienced one remarkable transformation; so, for example, the public now can read much more technical books than before. During the years of expansion of the TV, the cinema experienced one crisis, but it already found new ways of expression, as much in what refers the technical aspect as the artistic.
The closed circuit TV acquires each day a stronger relieves and importance. With the help of a TV camera, it becomes easier to produce different controls, applied to the traffic, the surveillance of institutions of prisoners and the procedures of the industrial fabrication. The TV in closed circuit represents one inestimable instrument to serve the education.
As a complement of that type of transmission, there are also small units of video that serve to record different programs, which can be shown when necessary. For example, one operation produced by one famous expert can be observed by the students of medicine staging inside a hospital, directly of one contiguous room, through one monitor apparel, and also can be recorded and exhibited later to students of other hospitals.