I personally believe that television in today’s society plays many important roles. For instance, at least for me, I like to catch up every now and then on a few of the news stories that have been making the headlines. Also, these news stories have the ability of reaching a far-wider audience than what most mass media would allow for. I am of the belief that some television programs are actually quite educational and useful in respects other than delivering upon the news. This can be seen in those programs that convey the many different ways technology can be used for the betterment of society. Not only do some programs illustrate technology, others show plenty of illuminating material about the natural wonders of the world. Those types of programs can definitely be considered appropriate in many instances even for a child growing up. This is because when children learn about others, they can become more open-minded and curious about the beliefs and customs that other people have. Another way I find TV useful is during those times where I just would like to relax following a hectic or chaotic event. In those times, I tend to be more liberal with the channels and specific shows that can be watched.