Teleliteracy: Taking Television Seriously

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Syracuse University Press, 1 juil. 2000 - 326 pages
Arguing for respect and serious attention to be given to the medium of television, this manifesto takes on the conventional wisdom about TV, challenging allegations that it discourages literacy and encourages violence. David Bianculli seeks to define, explore and embrace the mass medium, heralding television as an ideal forum for art, information and education.
 

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TELELITERACY: Taking Television Seriously

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A ringing defense of TV as a forum for art, information, and education, and as a candidate in the more-cultured-than-thou sweepstakes. Bianculli is a TV critic for The New York Post, The Philadelphia ... Consulter l'avis complet

Table des matières

A MEDIA PERSPECTIVE
1
Television Days
3
Teleliteracy Pretest
7
Mass Media and Mass Contempt
23
a Broad Look at Broadcast History
41
A MEDIA MANIFESTO
63
TV Is Too Important to Turn Off
65
TV Is Not a Vast Wasteland
72
Some Television Is Literatureand Vice Versa
138
Television Deserves Serious Study
142
Teleliteracy Is Here So Telefriend
148
A MEDIA ROUNDTABLE
161
Television as a Teacher
184
The Civil War to the Gulf War
197
Television as a Maturing Medium
245
Television at Its Best
266

Links between TV and Violence Should Be Taken with a Grain Assault
74
TV Can Be Literacys Friend as well as Its Foe
78
There Is a Global Village
86
The Medium Is Not the Message
98
Television Deserves More Respect
107
Television as a Serious Subject
280
Conclusion
288
Bibliography
296
Index
305
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À propos de l'auteur (2000)

David Bianculli has been a television critic for more than thirty-five years. He is the author of Dictionary of Teleliteracy: Television's 500 Biggest Hits, Misses, and Events,also published by Syracuse University Press.

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