For starters, you've got me going now. Just remember, you asked ;).
The hideous nature of modern TV/Radio/RF technology is something that had become a part of my studies of the past three years. I did not set out to study the potential ills of TV. I started out to study the history of the money system in this country. This in turn took me to all kinds of other history along the way, both domestic and foreign. The first major stop was the WWII era that itself was immediately preceded by two other tighlyt interwoven pieces of history - the reign of fdr that itself was preceded by the economic collapse of 1929 that many to this day still believe was just one of those accidental, unpreventable "cycles of economics". LOL. Of importance to your question is that between today and 1929, there was the period of the 1940s when the technology of TV was first unleashed on the public. Many people remember that the technology of TV was in part made possible due to increasing developments in radio technology. Many people may not realize that technology in general, and radio in specific, has always been tightly controlled by various agencies and departments of the U.S. - DoD that included various sub-agencies who themselves were involved in the industry of covert intelligence. You may remember the person known as Freud, who was lifted up onto the shoulders of establishment and hailed as the first great mind of the modern world of psychology. In his later years Freud was in charge of all kinds of developmental techniques brewing in England under the roof of Tavistock Institute - themselves a tool developed by the British industry of Military Intelligence IE> MI5/MI6, etc. Freud spawned a nephew CORRECTION: Edward Bernays, who in turn spawned within the United States the industy of what we today call "spin", which is just a catchy way of referring to propaganda. Bernays advanced techniques in "persuasion of the masses"... IE> propaganda IE> brainwashing were greatly amplified by the technology of TV. Tavistock, through the efforts of Bernays, was successful in implementing a sister wing IE> propaganda factory, in the united States. At the top of this propaganda hierarchy, in the states this factory is known as the CFR - council on forgeign relations. Just a few of it's bigger contributors to brainwashing techniques and technology are Stanford Research (SRI), MIT (in Massachusets), Rand Corporation, IBM, and AT&T. Just try to imagine how many "wires" AT&T has running into nearly every home in this country ever since the old days of 'Ma Bell. Nowadays, it's no longer just wires, it's RF waves via satellite dishes, and cell phones and all kinds of other "wireless". Do you think an ItsyBitsyMindcontrol computer operation like IBM was able to lend much help to this hidden cause?
Look at it this way. This little intenet forum post is publicly available to just about anyone not yet living under 100% strict police-state control. Over the course of the next day or so, it may be read by 10 people, but just to make the point, lets be liberal and say my message will be viewed by 1000 people over the course of 24 hours. Do you realize how many more people the TV media can get it's message broadcast to over the period of 24 hours? Do you realize the potential impact upon any message that can easily be flahsed upon millions upon millions worldwide?
Speaking of flash, try this simple experiment. You may already be familiar. Some night, during prime time, take a walk around your neighborhood. Notice the strange flashing glows likely to be emanating from beyond the curtains of most homes. This is more dramatic for those people who like to be beamed in relative darkness of their living rooms (no other lights turned on). I've studied just this one tiny facet of programming. It tends to be more dramatic with those kinds of programs that feature quick moving action. From the outside looking in (and no, you don't need to come anywhere close to being a peeping tom to observe this), it really is strange to see the effect of TV from this particular angle, all the quick flashing, from dim to bright back to dim again that happens when the program is rapdily shifting between scenes. Trust me, this effect may have little to do with the actual content of how MR X murdered MRS Y and how the CSI Experts are going to come along and solve the 'mystery', but trust me, this kind of subliminal content does have various purposes. It's one of the reasons TV is now known by some as "the sparkle box".
This is just for starters. Remember, we're still talking about the capabilities "they" had in the 1940s when they first unleashed public TV. Guess who was in office in the u.S. during that era? Yep,fdr. Remember what some of the choices pieces of his propaganda program were at thtat time? Let me count a few for you. 1) it is illegal (he made it so) for common citizens to possess/own gold coin; 2) he made common citizens an enemy of the state (his state, IE> state government) by having revised an earlier law pertaining to enemies of the state. This law has never been repealed. From the view of our government, that means you, me, all of us common people are viewed as formal enemies of the state; 3) in exchange, fdr sold the people of that era on his 'new deal', that included various planks of communism, including the so-called Social Security Insurance Program that effectively is a system whereby the government can inventore and keep track of all it's assets in human flesh. In the beginning of f***'s reign, he used the radio and the printed press as the main vehicles to propagandize the people. Remember those nostalgic sessions known as "fireside chats"? Now, to really demonstrate the power and influence of media, especially TV, the American people of that era were so enthralled (entrained, mesmerized, zombified, etc) by this man that they actually accepted without much question at all fdr being allowed to run for a 3rd term of presidency. Behind the scenes at this time, fdr was a near dead man due to the ravages of the various diseases, including polio. He was literally kept out of the public eye during the better part of the campaign. There is plenty evidence to be found in history that tells one of the reasons he was kept out of the public was because he physically was not well enough to be wheeled infront of a microphone or camera for more than a few seconds. But the shady people propping up this man still had a lot of hay to be made using the name of fdr. To this day many people still do not realize that the American people literally elected a near-dead man to a third term of presidency. Soon after the election was 'won', fdr expired - dead. Think about it for a minute and try to imagine, just how is it conceivable for this scenario to have happened? Think TV, radio and people's perceptions of what come out of them had anything to do with this? Have I helped you understand any better some of the problems I have with TV/media? This is a deep subject. I've barely scratched the surface here, but this should be enough to get you going on your own research. The main addition these technologies have today that were not as easy 50 years ago are the variations of subliminal content that can be sprayed through the airwaves and TV. The big government push to "go digital" is highly inter-related to this capability. Think about it. On an average good day, why would any government give a fig about some finer technical details of how a public technology is deployed and operated?