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By: Gordon L. Berry

In: Children & Television: Images in a Changing Sociocultural World

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Introduction: Television as a Worldwide Cultural Tapestry
Introduction: Television as a worldwide cultural tapestry
GordonL.Berry

Television is a medium that has made such an impact on U.S. society and the world that we are always creating metaphors to describe its role and place as a communicator. Although it is indeed correct to view television as a “window to the world,” a fitting metaphor that relates most closely to the thrust of this book is to also see it as an audiovisual tapestry on which is being woven a complex and ever-changing national and international set of images that are hung on the small screen for all to see. It is a tapestry of highly creative, and not so creative ideas, thoughts, languages, life-styles, and sociocultural portrayals decorated ...

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