How to Watch TV News
America is suffering from an information glut, and most Americans are no longer clear about what news is worth remembering or how any of it connects to anything else. Thus Americans are rapidly becoming the least knowledgeable people in the industrial world. For anyone who wants to control--not be controlled by--the powerful influence of television, How to Watch TV News shows you how to become a discerning viewer.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - amymerrick - LibraryThing
The chapter on the narrative arc of TV commercials makes this book worth reading: You are not only deficient in some way, but you lack the knowledge to fix yourself; we will educate you on a product ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - jwilder - LibraryThing
Has some of Postman's classic humour. A couple of laugh out loud. Very interesting analysis of how we are influenced by the media (specifically by television news) and what we can do about it. The sections on children and televised court cases are particularly interesting. Read full review
Are You Watching Television or Is Television Watching You?
What Is News?
Getting Them into the Electronic Tent
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