Mass is a phrase often used to describe ways of giving information and entertainment to very large numbers of people. It includes newspapers, advertising and radio and, of course, television. In most countries people can to any of three or four different . Do television programs influence our minds? Do they us? Is the news completely (neutral) or is it (considered from one particular point of view)? Don’t the for alcohol, food and other goods condition our minds? Even the going on week after week telling the story of one family or group of people sometimes make us want to copy the life-style we see on the screen. Also which give people big prizes for answering simple questions can make us greedy. Some programs are watched by tens of millions of .