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Unformatted text preview: Mass media has become such a part of our lives that is can be considered a social institution for these reasons. We invite those onscreen into our homes most every night, so much as to almost consider them a part of the family, although I would assume that many would not like to admit this. The more that society relates to the characters onscreen and thinks of this form of entertainment as reality the more likely it is to be considered a social institution....
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- Spring '07