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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 ...

Changing Channels: The Portrayal of People with Disabilities on Television
Changing channels: The portrayal of people with disabilities on television

Although we often refer to television as a “medium” (or as part of the collective “media”), we usually do not take into consideration the true meaning of this term—a meaning that may be particularly relevant to a discussion of the portrayal of people with disabilities on television. Webster defines medium as a “go-between” or a “channel of communication.” As such, the term can be applied to means of communication ranging from television, radio, and newspapers to psychic individuals who serve at seances as intermediaries between earthly beings and beings in the spirit world. Although the focus of this chapter, obviously, will be on a very technological ...

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