Report on 'The Ice Epidemic'

Essay by dreamadreamHigh School, 11th gradeA, June 2009

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1.PurposeThe purpose of this current events program is to record informative evidence and explain about the Ice Epidemic. To inform us that Ice is taking over as one of the most popular drugs. To let the viewer know about the extreme addictiveness of this readily available drug called Ice. The segment contains information on how Ice is destroying the lives of users young and old. This segment on the dangerous drug Ice is mainly to convince teenagers not to take it and particularly emphasizes the harsh reality of usage.

The segment is designed to shock the viewer into thinking more about the dangers of taking the drug Ice themselves and the effects on those associated with the user. It uses degrading footage of a person high on Ice and shows a couple who take Ice on a regular basis as a lifestyle choice. They choose to show this to arouse feelings of disgust and pity amongst the audience.

The show also uses interviews of a young woman whose life seemed so fruitful until she tried Ice. They show this footage to explain different aspects of addiction and also to link the segment together. Finally to push the message home 60 minutes show a young woman (Melanie Boyd) who died after using this vicious drug only once.

2.Target AudienceThis segment is especially designed to target and draw in mothers, fathers and teenagers. Parents don't want their children to try it and wish to know more in order to prevent that ever happening and the episode tells them of the dangers, statistics, and hotspots associated in locating this drug. Teenagers are also majorly targeted as they are the most at risk. The episode focuses on providing information and a warning to those who view it.

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