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On the other hand, realism of TV allows its illustration as reality. TV is regarded as a specific figurative environment which assures accurate communication with the reality and environment and yet it precludes doing the same in many ways. One of the signifying systems of television is realism which renders TV content with a credibility index and at the same time tends to unify several technical, aesthetic and narrative practices. Hence, we could say that with the direct experience and reality the television realism is not identical (Althusser 1970).  As a result, it is by signifying discourses and systems that the interaction with reality is always mediated.

It must be noted that as a signifying system, the television realism is invisible. It has been seen that the representations are changed in segments, stories or narratives which renders an opportunity to directly communicate with the constructed environment of their own (Budd 1999). The impact of realism isn’t such that the spectators must trust the content of television but as a form of discourse and signification television isn’t apprehended as such. A powerful impression is cultivated by realism that the representations of television are not included in the discourse.

There have been studies which show that television by means of interpellation changes the facts however the signifying system of television consists of several conventions and codes which in order to construct TV texts are used. Cultural maps were established by Codes which distinguish, classify and make it easy to comprehend text. For the construction of coded texts conventions are more malleable and medium-specific means (Althusser 1970). The prevailing distinction amongst fiction and non-fiction is the main code TV draws upon. It is in these areas that the TV realism fails to provide the correct information which they are supposed to. It has been seen in recent times that instead of providing proper information to the public, television consider them to be a possible market to sell advertisement to. Moreover, the facts and news which are shown are not free from any kind of fabrications and manipulation (Budd 1999). Hence, the basic purpose for which television was made for has been lost and there exists a strong relationship amongst TV realism and interpellation; wherein the facts are not shown without any prior moderation. Most of the people rely to TV to provide them with realistic facts and updates about the current happenings but this purpose has been failed.