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Wyn Gannon Professor McClure-Wade Expository Writing 1010-044 October 8, 2007 Response to Steven Johnson’s “Watching TV Makes You Smarter” In Johnson’s essay he makes a unique viewpoint that modern television actually has the capability to make its audience more intelligent. This viewpoint goes against everything that the general public believes about television. The generic viewpoint is that television makes its audience more lazy and brainless. Johnson’s argument may be considered absurd or even outrageous by some, but he makes a very legitimate point. Obviously not every television show is an intelligence-builder, but there is no denying that there are modern television shows that do make the audience use comprehensive and reasoning skills. Two of Johnson’s arguments that are legitimate are that TV shows have grown more complex over time and that even today’s bad television is more educationally nutritional than yesterday’s. Johnson says makes the argument that television shows have grown more complex over
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