TV IMPACTS ON AMERICA
Over the last century media has played a big role in the impact of America and how every American has lived their lives. Walt Disney, the famous artist and entrepreneur, made propaganda posters for WWII and having them shown to the American public. The JKF assassination had a large impact on America because it was seen by the entire country right away because televisions were starting to become popular at the time. NIxon with the Watergate scandal showed the American public that politicians shouldn't be trusted and are very corrupt. It was immediately seen by everyone and word spread fast. JFK started the NASA program while he was in office. Neil Armstrong accomplished JKF's goal he had set for NASA and that was for them to put a man on the moon. When Armstrong took the first steps onto the moon it was broadcasted on TV and just about every American family was at home watching it. The NASA program has progressed over time and in 1986 they had a space shuttle that was going to space and on board was a high school teacher from New Hampshire. 73 seconds into lift off the shuttle exploded and it was being broadcasted nationally and millions were watching. In 1995 there was the first domestic terrorist attack on America soil. It took place outside a Federal building in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Since this was the largest attack of its time the media covered the attack very well and the entire country knew about it right away with no delay. Six years after the Oklahoma City bombing there was another terrorist attack on U.S. soil, but this time it was much larger. Four planes were hijacked and two crashed into the twin towers in New York City, one hit the Pentagon and the last plane crashed into a field in Pennsylvania, but was believed to be heading to the White House. Anybody that can remember 911 could tell you where they were when that tragic event happened that day. Most people sat at home or in their office watching it on TV as the news covered the live footage. The most recent conflict that is going on is the North Korean conflict. North Korea is currently threatening to launch ballistic missiles at surrounding countries and the United States. The media is working on covering the situation and informing the public on what is going on. Clearly the media plays a critical role in the aftermath of a disaster.
Walt Disney created propaganda posters for America during WWII. Even though there was no TV then, his propaganda was broadcasted on radios and all over towns.
JKF's Assassination was a big deal because America was all watching and heard about it right away and it didn't take long for word to travel, unlike Abraham Lincoln's assassination. JFK's assassination lead to our government and secret security to be more protective of the president and change the way they protect him.
Nixon-Watergate Scandal was seen by all of America. He was the first president to ever resign and he went from being a really good president to a very bad one very quickly according to the American people very quickly. The American people also learned that the American Government shouldn't always be trusted.
Armstrong was the first man to set foot on the moon. This was inspirational to all Americans and it was watched by everybody on TV. it helped set us apart from other countries and accomplish goals JKF had set before he was assassinated.
The Challenger had a teacher on it and they were going into space and this was the first time they ever took such a diverse crew. Billions were watching world wide to see history in the making and in the first 73 seconds of take off the shuttle exploded.
The Oklahoma City Bombing was the largest and most destructive terrorist attack before 911. Millions of people saw the aftermath on TV and it led to the Antiterrorism act passed by the government.
911 was the most destructive and devastating terrorist attack ever on U.S. soil. All of America saw it happen and it affected all of us because it lead us to war and changed how all of us live today.