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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 ...

Public Television Programming and the Changing Cultural Landscape
Public television programming and the changing cultural landscape
GordonL.Berry
Public Television: The Challenge

This commentary is driven by the proposition that public television in the 1990s and into the next century must continue and even reinforce its efforts to provide quality programs for a wider spectrum of U.S. society in general, and children in particular. The ever-changing cultural landscape composed of many diverse people, languages, family patterns, gender issues, religions, life-styles, and changing layers of social classes will have a profound impact on how the leadership of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB) and its creative partners go about the business of serving the broader society. Although the focus of this paper is on the importance of public television continuing ...

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