- New: Explain what television does to your brain, in a neuroelectrical/neurobiological sense.
- What is the free lunch?
- What is television’s role in the “big picture”?
- How does television participate in America’s foreign policy of world domination? What ideology is sold internationally through televsion?
- How would Ramsey Clark refer to television?
- What is “the business of television”?
- What are the two issues about a television show about which advertisers care the most?
- Explain “censorship by substitution.”
- The texture of television, according to Richard Albarino, is a mixture of what two elements?
- According to Todd Gitlin, what three American values are presented on American television? Explain these…
- Why does an atmosphere of cynicism pervade the entire phenomenon of television?
- How do television and advertising censor the content of television, at every level?
- What is a good “environment” for a given TV commercial (what kind of show)?
- Explain how Nixon was present at three key moments in the history of the relationship between politics and television.
- What does Gitlin mean when he says that TV is nothing but the redistribution of its own moves? How does this relate to post-modernism?
- How many people at the top participate in producing the content of TV? In what way do L.A.’s TV people live in a culture of culturelessness?
FILM: The Truth about Lies–The Tube is Reality (PPT)
“Television: The Drug of the Nation” — Disposable Heroes of Hiphoprisy — LYRICS http://www.lyricsfire.com/viewlyrics/disposable-heroes-of-hiphoprisy/television-the-drug-of-the-nation-lyrics.htm
New: Carmichael, Chris. Your Brain Waves Change when you Watch TV. http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/247802/your_brain_waves_change_when_you_watch.html
Gitlin, Todd. Television and Consumption. http://www.medialit.org/reading_room/article81.html
Jhally, Sut. Television: the Search for Meaning. http://www.medialit.org/reading_room/article117.html
Scheuer, J. The Television Thing. http://www.jscheuer.com/essays/dissent.htm
Woodson, Stephani. Exploring the Cultural Topography of Childhood. http://bad.eserver.org/issues/2000/47/woodson.html
Perlmutter, Tom. Parenting in the Television Age
George, Lianne. Is Kiefer Sutherland trying to sell you something?http://www.macleans.ca/culture/media/article.jsp?content=20050221_100566_100566
Facts about Media Violence and effects http://www.babybag.com/articles/amaviol.htm
Please re-visit these essential readings from Week 3:
Scientific studies regarding the effects of violent media on humans/children:
Seeing and experiencing violence makes aggression ‘normal’ among children http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/03/110329095742.htm
Kids exposed to violence have more behavioral problems http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2003/12/031231083050.htm
In Video Games, not all mayhem is created equal http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2005/12/051202094251.htm
Report Shows ‘Unequivocal Evidence’ That Media Violence Has Significant Negative Impact On Children http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2004/03/040326073459.htm
Violent TV, Games pack a powerful public health threat http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2007/11/071127142134.htm
Gratuitous Media Violence can increase violent responses http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/1999/04/990427045219.htm
Media Can Subtly Induce Society To Justify Violence Against Women, Study Shows http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2009/03/090319102417.htm
TV Exposure and aggression in young children http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2009/11/091102171413.htm
Violent Video Games increase aggression long after game is turned off http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2010/09/100920094620.htm