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How to watch TV news

Author: Neil Postman; Steve Powers, Ph. D.
Publisher: New York, N.Y., U.S.A. : Penguin Books, 1992.
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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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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Postman, Neil.
How to watch TV news.
New York, N.Y., U.S.A. : Penguin Books, 1992
(OCoLC)645826824
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Neil Postman; Steve Powers, Ph. D.
ISBN: 0140132317 9780140132311
OCLC Number: 25367293
Description: xi, 178 p. ; 20 cm.
Contents: Are you watching television or is television watching you? --
What is news? --
Getting them into the electronic tent --
Donuts, big foot, mules, and the bird --
Behind the scenes : nuts and bolts --
The news director --
Reenactments and docudramas, or no news is still news --
The bias of language, the bias of pictures --
The commercial --
Television in the courtroom --
What does it all mean? --
What can you do?
Responsibility: Neil Postman and Steve Powers.

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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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