Rgument analysis & Argumentative essay (Philosophy)

Part I. Write out an argument analysis for the following argument (Problem 6, p. 378, Hintikka & Bachman, What If?):

If you want an explanation for declining literacy rates in the U.S., look no further than the boob tube. Before the popularity of television skyrocketed in the fifties, reading was a genuine entertainment alternative for most Americans. But for the generations since who have been raised on instant, no-effort everything instant, no-effort entertainment is the only choice. Why read a book, which requires the active participation of the reader, when electronic opium is a remote-control button away? And you don t have to be a sociologist to recognize that the prime motivation for virtually everything Americans do is entertainment; remove the entertainment motive, and you make the prospect of learning to read resemble an exercise in stoicism. Spend all the money you choose on studies in an attempt to address the problem, but if you want my advice, you d be better off unplugging the TV set.”

Make sure there are at least 7 lines in your analysis, including more than one interrogative step (in which appropriate oracles are cited) and more than one logical inference step. Display the conclusion of the argument as a valid, logical inference step from previous premises which are explicitly stated above.
Make sure you correctly identify which sentence expresses the conclusion, and which express the premise this is not obvious in the way the English is formulated. After you have separated premise from conclusion, you must supply all further relevant premises. Try to make the argument you construct the most plausible argument you can construct.
After you have constructed your argument, write a short comment at the end (one paragraph long) discussing strengths and weaknesses of the argument analysis which you have come up with.

Part II. Argumentative Essay
Write a two-page, typed (double-spaced) essay putting forward a recapitulation of the above argument with critical remarks. You may choose to defend, to amend, or to reject the argument.