The  21st of  November is named  as World Television Day by UN resolution 51/205 on December 17, 1996. For the people of Indonesia, Television has become an integral part of the history of the nation, especially during  the political reform.

Though in the past television was often regarded as  luxury item, today,  it is  not anymore.  TV  can be found in almost every home in Indonesia. A variety of the latest news updates and a variety of entertainment programs are aired 24 hours non-stop by various TV stations. It  can not be denied that in certain ways TV has been  able to surpass the golden era of big screen that in  the '90s had become one of the alternative entertainment media. But how many TV owners know that today, November 21 is World Television Day?

The increasing number  of private television stations in Indonesia has brought  a lot of impact in people's lives, whether positive or negative. Their presence is  often raises the pros and cons in society. On the one hand, the public is satisfied by the presence of those who deliver entertainment and information, but on the other hand they often received  condemnation from the public, because the television images that are less acceptable to the public or specific individuals. However, television has become a necessity in today's society.

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