Television is one of the major mass media of the United States. , household ownership of television sets in the country is 96.7%, with approximately 114,200,000 American households owning at least one television set as of August 2013. The majority of households have more than one set. The peak ownership percentage of households with at least one television set occurred during the 1996–97 season, with 98.4% ownership.
As a whole, the television networks that broadcast in the United States are the largest and most distributed in the world, and programs produced specifically for U.S.-based networks are the most widely syndicated internationally. Due to a recent surge in the number and popularity of critically acclaimed television series during the 2000s and the 2010s to date, many critics have said that American television is currently undergoing a modern golden age.
Ed, Edd n Eddy
is an animated television series
created by Danny Antonucci
and produced by Canada-based a.k.a. Cartoon
. It premiered on Cartoon Network
on January 4, 1999, and ended on November 8, 2009 with the premiere of the series' TV movie finale, Ed, Edd n Eddy's Big Picture Show
. Designed to resemble classic cartoons from the 1940s to the 1970s, the series revolves around three adolescent boys known as "the Eds", who constantly invent schemes to make money from their peers to purchase jawbreakers
. Their plans usually fail, leaving them in various predicaments. Before signing a contract with Cartoon Network, Antonucci approached Nickelodeon
, but the channel demanded creative control of the show, which Antonucci did not agree to. Several specials, shorts, and video games either based on the series or featuring the series' characters have been produced. Viewed from 31 million households in 29 countries by both children and adults, Ed, Edd n Eddy
received positive reviews and several awards and nominations. It remains the longest-running original Cartoon Network series
and Canadian-made animated series to date. (More...)
(born June 9, 1961) is an American screenwriter
. His stageplay A Few Good Men
caught the attention of Hollywood producer David Brown
, who bought the film rights before the play even premiered. Castle Rock Entertainment
hired Sorkin to adapt A Few Good Men
for the big screen. The movie, directed by Rob Reiner
, became a box office success. Sorkin spent the early 1990s writing two other screenplays at Castle Rock for the films Malice
and The American President
. In the mid-1990s he worked as a script doctor
on films such as Schindler's List
. In 1998 his television career began when he created the TV comedy series Sports Night
for the ABC
network. Sports Night
's second season was its last, and in 1999 overlapped with the debut of Sorkin's next TV series, the multiple Emmy
-award-winning political drama The West Wing
, this time for the NBC
network. In 2006, after a three year hiatus, he returned to television with a dramedy
called Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip
, about the backstage drama at a late night sketch comedy show, once again for the NBC network. His most recent feature film screenplay is Charlie Wilson's War
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3D version of Univision's 2013 logo.
The bottom product is a set-top box, an electronic device which cable subscribers use to connect the cable signal to their television set.
U.S. Navy Adm. Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and his wife, Deborah, appear on The View on Nov 24, 2010.
Satellite TV receiver dishes.
The layout of the Jeopardy! game board since November 26, 2001, showing the dollar values used in the first round
New Year's Eve 1962, with (L-R) Skitch Henderson, Johnny Carson and Ed McMahon.
American family watching TV, 1958.
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