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# Magazine commentary: If the major television networks acted responsibl

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05 Apr 2017, 10:48
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Magazine commentary: If the major television networks acted responsibly, they would commit their most talented writers, directors and actors to create quality programs suitable for family viewing during “prime time” viewing hours each weekday evening. Instead, television programming is full of sex, violence, and adult situations and language. In fact, the most-watched programs are a situation comedy full of degrading and sexual humor and a police show with frequent violence and adult language. At present, only a few networks carry quality programs that are suitable for family viewing.

If you assume that the statements in the commentary are true, then which one of the following statements must also be true?

(A) Children are being exposed to adult situations and language at a younger age.

(B) Networks that carry programs unsuitable for family viewing are only concerned with the bottom line financially and do not act responsibly toward their viewing public.

(C) Only a minority of families watch programs carried on public television stations.

(D) Advertisers must put pressure on the major networks to carry more programs suitable for family viewing.

(E) Most of the major networks are not meeting their responsibility to bring the public high quality programs suitable for family viewing.

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06 Apr 2017, 06:49
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My reasoning:

(A) Children are being exposed to adult situations and language at a younger age. - It could be possible that only adults watch the prime time shows. Too broad statement to be considered true based on stimulus.

(E) Most of the major networks are not meeting their responsibility to bring the public high quality programs suitable for family viewing.

the major television networks acted responsibly, they would create quality programs suitable for family viewing during “prime time” viewing hours each weekday evening.

E stands to be true.
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08 Apr 2017, 01:07
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Let me add another point --

Major televisions acted responsibly --> commit their most talented writers, directors and actors to create quality programs suitable for family viewing during “prime time” viewing hours each weekday evening

We also know that "only a few networks carry quality programs that are suitable for family viewing".

This implies that "most of the networks" do not act responsibly. Option E.
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13 May 2017, 12:05
A is incorrect because there is no point in the passage that implies something about children exposing to TV adult at younger age.
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28 May 2017, 10:50
As its a must be true question, the answer choice has to be derived from the stimulus. All the answers but for E, talk about something which is not directly mentioned in the passage. Moreover, clause '... only a few networks...' is clue enough for E.
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