To watch television with intelligence is a skill that has to be learned, just as the skill of reading a book has to be learned. Television, largely because of the illusions inherent in it as a visual medium that relics on both the strengths and weaknesses of the camera, plays tricks that one must learn to make allowance for if one is to recreate the reality of flesh and blood that these tricks distort.
Which of the following is the major point made by the passage above?
(A) It takes a skillful viewer to extract an authentic picture of the world and of the events in it from the television images that present them both.
(B) Knowing how to watch a television program intelligently is no less important a skill than knowing how to read a book.
(C) The makers of television programs possess an arsenal of visual tricks with which they can dupe the unwary viewer.
(D) Technological innovation in video cameras is frustrating in that it often makes available features for which there is no present need and often does not supply features that could be put to good use.
(E) The skill of watching television intelligently is very much like the skill of reading a book in that each requires above all the ability to recognize illusions and distortions for what they are.