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Published Saturday, September 22, 18 | By PaulvHill

contributed by Ronna Fleischman Television has been in American homes since the 1950′s.  After World War II, a television was an expensive toy, affordable to only a few wealthy Americans. Just 10 years later, nearly two-thirds of American households owned a television.  Today, 99% of American households have at least one television and the majority of households have more than one. When it comes to how Americans feel about their TVs, size does matter. So does sound and picture quality. Picture tubes are giving way to plasma and LCD flat panel televisions, 32 inches are rapidly growing to 40, 50, 60… and currently 3D televisions are all the rage. Americans always want the latest, biggest and best thing. Read More 

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Published Saturday, September 22, 18 | By PaulvHill

Entertainment is a form of activity that holds the attention and interest of an audience or gives pleasure and delight. It can be an idea or a task but is more likely to be one of the activities or events that have developed over thousands of years specifically for the purpose of keeping an audience's attention. Although people's attention is held by different things, because individuals have different preferences in entertainment, most forms are recognizable and familiar. Storytellingmusicdramadance, and different kinds of performance exist in all cultures, were supported in royal courts, developed into sophisticated forms and over time became available to all citizens. The process has been accelerated in modern times by an entertainment industry that records and sells entertainment products. Entertainment evolves and can be adapted to suit any scale, ranging from an individual who chooses a private entertainment from a now enormous array of pre-recorded products; to a banquet adapted for two; to any size or type of party, with appropriate music and dance; to performances intended for thousands; and even for a global audience.

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Published Saturday, September 22, 18 | By PaulvHill

contributed by Ronna Fleischman Americans place a high rate of importance and relevance on commercial radio, despite the saturation of high-technology music and news sources. A national survey shows that 78% said radio is important in their everyday lives, and 91% said radio is important in American life in general. 74% reported listening to the radio for some portion of time every day, usually in their cars. Radio personalities tend to cultivate a strong presence and influence in their local markets. Americans gravitate to personalities that make them laugh, think, and convey trust. Many disc jockeys also have strong ties to community events and charitable causes. Most stations strive to balance music, news, weather and traffic information, although one can find single-format stations like all talk or all news radio. Read More 

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Published Saturday, September 22, 18 | By PaulvHill

contributed by Ronna Fleischman  At the very essence of the American Dream is the idea that anyone can achieve wealth and fame, just for being who they are.  Indeed, American celebrities are born out of talent and achievement, promotion and publicity, or simple good luck. Some are famous just for being born into a specific family, like Paris Hilton or John F. Kennedy, Jr.  Celebrity status may last only a few days or a lifetime and beyond.  The public gets equal enjoyment from building them up as they do from seeing them fail.  Whatever the case, Americans seem never to get enough and celebrity culture never goes out of style.  Celebrities bring interest to our lives and times, help us feel connected and fulfill our own fantasies. Read More 

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Published Saturday, September 22, 18 | By PaulvHill

contributed by Ronna Fleischman American music is rooted in the history of its people and merges every aspect of life, ethnicity, and culture. The rich diversity of American life is reflected in the lively rhythms, showcasing a nation filled with change and alive with curiosity, hope and excitement. Popular music forms such as Blues, Jazz, Country, Rock, R&B, Rap, and Hip-Hop, are heard everywhere. American music has influenced the modern music of almost every other culture in some way.  The American music industry underwent tremendous commercial expansion in the second half of the nineteenth century, which extended into the twentieth century and indeed has not abated today.  More songs are composed, produced, performed, consumed, and exported in the United States than any other country in the world. Read More 

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Published Saturday, September 22, 18 | By PaulvHill

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Americans have access to movie theatres in virtually every neighborhood in every town across the country. In many cities, huge multiplexes with plush stadium seating, digital surround sound and every amenity beckon patrons to spend upwards of $15 per person and often another $10 for a popcorn and soda.  Many big budget films, touted as “blockbusters” receive a tremendous amount of advertising and hype. These can bring in hundreds of millions of dollars in revenue in a single weekend. However, with the increase in HDTV ownership, availability of high-quality movies on cable and computers, services that deliver DVDs by mail, and the rising price of theater tickets, cinema attendance has declined in recent years. Read More 

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