The speaker contends that people learn just as much from watching television as by reading books

The speaker contends that people learn just as much from watching television as by
reading books, and therefore that reading books is not as important for learning as it
once was.
The speaker contends that people learn just as much from watching television as by
reading books, and therefore that reading books is not as important for learning as it
once was. I strongly disagree. I concede that in a few respects television, including
video, can be a more efficient and effective means of learning. In most respects, however,
these newer media serve as poor substitutes for books when it comes to learning.
Admittedly, television holds certain advantages over books for imparting certain
types of knowledge. For the purpose of documenting and conveying temporal, spatial
events and experiences, film and video generally provide a more accurate and convincing
record than a book or other written account.