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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 ...

Television, the Portrayal of the Elderly, and Children's Attitudes
Television, the portrayal of the elderly, and children's attitudes
PeterM.Kovaric
Introduction

The one domain in our culture in which one finds consistent diversity is age. With markedly few exceptions, one can find people from a broad range of ages, from the very young to the very old, wherever one looks in real life. Can we expect the same from mediated life? In particular, what can we expect the young to learn about the elderly from television? Like other questions about television's effects on children, this one is really three questions in conceptually separable domains. First, what does television have to say about the elderly; that is, how are the elderly portrayed, and do these portrayals vary by type of ...

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