Is television literally functioning as our conscience, tempting us and rewarding us at the same time?

Lauren Zalaznick

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“The Conscience of Television.” TEDWomen 2010. Dec. 2010. Conference Presentation.

Source: "The Conscience of Television." TEDWomen 2010. Dec. 2010. Conference Presentation. Additional Information: This quote is from media executive Lauren Zalaznick's 2010 TED Talk on the relationship between television watching and the human conscience. According to Zalaznick, TV reflects not only our social collective unconscious but also our social conscience. This particular quote, she speculates about how TV and its seductive influence affects our moral behavior. Watch the full TED Talk here: Lauren Zalaznick - The Conscience of Television