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“A worthwhile effort.” –The Hindustan Times “Children and Television provides a detailed description of the patterns of representation of different groups on children's television programs (including commercial broadcast, public broadcast, and cable) and their potential consequences for the development of people's worldviews. … Children and Television is a readable and interesting introduction to research on children and television by scholars in a variety of social science disciplines as well as media professions.” Journal of Broadcasting & Electronic Media “There is much in this collection of 22 essays which will be of interest to anyone concerned with understanding children's interaction with television.” –Media Development “The issues addressed in Children and Television, are of critical importance to us at PBS. Congratulations on completing this thoughtful work. We ...

Developing Television for American Indian and Alaska Native Children in the Late 20th Century
Developing television for American Indian and Alaska Native children in the late 20th century
HaneyGeiogamah (KIOWA)
D.MichaelPavel (SKOKOMISH)

An ironic reversal of a truly peculiar, unexpected, and even humorous sort seems to be distinctly possible as the ongoing dilemma of American Indian and Alaska Native people and their tortured relationships with the U.S. communications media—television, motion pictures, video—lumbers and lurches toward the closing credits of the 20th century. After endless decades of arrogant, insensitive and greedy misuse of the Native image, the media have, in the past several years, fallen into a pattern of neglecting, shutting out, and ignoring Native peoples’ pleas for fair representation and a role in shaping what goes out on ...

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