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A television screen automatically plays inside of a taxi in New York October 14, 2015.Reuters

World Television Day is observed on 21 November.

Television, also known derisively as 'idiot box', continues to be a source of news, views and entertainment for many people even today, notwithstanding the availability of options cellphones and tablets.  

It was in December 1996 that the United Nations General Assembly declared 21 November as World Television Day as the first World Television Forum was held on that day in 1996. 

Meanwhile, as part of World Television Day 2015, a 30-second video has been released on the official YouTube page of WorldTVDay that highlights the role TV plays in the lives of young people. Television channels across Europe, Asia, Canada, USA and Australia will broadcast the clip on Saturday.

It shows how youngsters watch programmes on new devices and echo their sentiment, saying "We Love TV".

Social media users can also use the hashtags #WeloveTV and #WorldTVDay to share their views on Saturday.

Watch the video below:

Check out some quotes about 'idiot box' below:

I find television very educating. Every time somebody turns on the set, I go into another room and read a book. – Groucho Marx, American comedian

Television: chewing gun for the eyes. – Frank Lloyd Wright, American writer

I'm the idiot box. I'm the TV. I'm the all-seeing eye and the world of the cathode ray. I'm the boob tube. I'm the little shrine the family gathers to adore – Neil Gaiman, American Gods

If everyone demanded peace instead of another television set, then there'd be peace. – John Lennon, English Singer

Most people gaze neither into the past nor the future; they explore neither truth nor lies. They gaze at the television. – Radiohead, English Rock Band

Television is a medium of entertainment which permits millions of people to listen to the same joke at the same time, and yet remain lonesome. – T.S. Eliot, Poet

Peole are sheep. TV is the shepherd. – Jess C. Scott, Literary Heroin (Gluttony): A Twilight Parody