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"HOW TO WATCH TV NEWS."
Discusses the 1992 book of television journalism. The book as a frame of reference for critical thinking about mass-market merchandising of presenting information to the public. The issue of whether much of the information is of news value, or just entertainment value. Contention of the authors that TV news is not good. Danger of viewers believing they are becoming reliably informed.
The big picture of How to Watch TV News is that it is a frame of reference for critical thinking about television journalism, or, more generally,... more
6 pages | 1 sources | 6 citations | APA citation style

Price: $24.00

TV FAMILIES.
Compares and contrasts two sitcoms. Examines the TV families of "The Jeffersons" and "The Hughleys." Compares similar episodes to analyze what has changed and what has stayed the same over the past 25 years. Basic premise and characters of both shows. Differing life styles portrayed on each. Topics based on societal changes.
Introduction
“The more things change, the more they stay the same,” is how the old saying goes. It has also been said that stereotypes start... more
6 pages | 4 sources | 4 citations | APA citation style

Price: $40.00

POLITICAL DOCUMENTARY FILMS.
Examines four documentary television films related to war, politics and the media. The the 1988 "Coverup: Behind the Iran-Contra Affair, the 1992 "Panama Deception," the 1991 "Desert Storm: The War Begins," and the 1993 "Manufacturing Consent: Noam Chomsky and the Media." Central concerns of the films. Role of news gathering organizations.
Political documentary films have addressed a wide range of topics and have frequently seemed to produce action where the impact of the written word... more
10 pages | 9 sources | 18 citations | MLA citation style

Price: $28.00

CONTENT RESTRICTIONS ON CANADIAN TELEVISION.
Examines and contrasts two different perspectives. David Miller's argument that national cutlure must be protected, even at the expense of individual liberities. John Stuart Mills' philosophy that the principle of freedom and individuality should prevail. Issue involved is regulation that Canadian broadcasters must restrict amount of foreign programs.
In their respective works, John Stuart Mills and David Miller offer contrasting perspectives on this issue of content restrictions on Canadian... more
7 pages | 2 sources | 12 citations | MLA citation style

Price: $28.00

PUBLIC BROADCASTING.
Discusses funding issues of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting and the Public Broadcasting System (PBS). Impact of the increase of corporate funding to replace cuts in government funding. Problem of continued viewer financial support. Makeup & budget of PBS. Response of Presidental administrations to funding public broadcasting. Canadian system.
In order for the Corporation for Public Broadcasting and the Public Broadcasting System to survive and flourish as they have for the last three... more
7 pages | 7 sources | 11 citations | MLA citation style

Price: $24.00

TRASH TV.
Analysis of talk shows and "reality" shows. Characterized as programs that seek out the lowest common denominator, sordid topics and sexual misconduct. Purpose of high ratings and advertising fees. The success of these shows and TV viewers. Network and Cable shows. Arguments that such shows are designed as entertainment with moral lessons.
Trash TV, which consists of talk shows such as those of
Jerry Springer and the "reality shows" such as Survivor and The
Real World, has... more
6 pages | 7 sources | 14 citations | APA citation style

Price: $20.00

CABLE NEWS CHANNELS.
Discusses development of news in media. Transition from radio news to television news. Network news programming and cult of personalities. Reasons for decline of newspapers and TV network news. Growth of cable television and its all-news channels 24/7. Formation of CNN. Fox News Channel competition. High viewer ratings for cable news networks. Outline.
THE CABLE NEWS CHANNELS’ COMPETITION WITH THE NETWORKS
OUTLINE:
Introduction- the development of news from newspaper to radio to network... more
5 pages | 8 sources | 12 citations | APA citation style

Price: $36.00

BAKHTIN'S THEORIES AND TV.
Applies the theory to television sitcoms. Sole purpose of shows to create messages. Role of TV as an instrument to present things to people. Bakhtin's theory and situational comedies such as "CHEERS," "SEINFELD," and "THE SIMPSONS." Bakhtin's "chronotype" in relation to "THE SIMPSONS." Three types: the rogue, the fool and the clown.
A Bakhtinian Analysis of the Chronotopical
Tensions in “The Simpsons”
Introduction
“Facts, shmacts! Don’t worry about facts... more
9 pages | 7 sources | 15 citations | APA citation style

Price: $16.00

"WILL & GRACE."
Critical analysis of NBC sitcom. Compared to "The Mary Tyler Moore Show" in terms of bringing new social issues to public view.
The controversies generated by television programming often appear in very different lights depending on which critical approach one takes to them. A... more
4 pages | 3 sources | 6 citations | MLA citation style

Price: $36.00

WOMEN ON TELEVISION.
Analysis of changing role of women & media portrayals; societal impact; distorted images of women on TV. Examples of TV shows.
The role of women on television has changed over the history of the medium, reflecting changes in the society over the same period. Social roles for... more
9 pages | 6 sources | 12 citations | MLA citation style

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