General Purpose: To persuade.
Specific Purpose: After hearing my speech, I want my audience to agree that they have to be more critical of the shows they let children watch.
Thesis: Violence depicted on television can have strong life-long negative effects on children if adults do not do their part in censorship and child guidance.
- Attention-getting device: What’s the most violent thing you’ve ever seen on television? A murder? An assassination? A deadly explosion? A war report on the nightly news? Whatever it is, the chances are, that image is etched in your memory.