How to watch TV news / Neil Postman and Steve Powers.

America is suffering from an information glut, and most Americans are no longer clear about what news is worth remembering or how any of it connects to anything else. Thus Americans are rapidly becoming the least knowledgeable people in the industrial world. For anyone who wants to control--not be c...

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Bibliographic Details
Main Author: Postman, Neil.
Other Authors: Powers, Steve, Ph. D.
Format: Book
Published: New York, N.Y., U.S.A. : Penguin Books, 1992.
Table of Contents:
  • Are you watching television or is television watching you?
  • What is news?
  • Getting them into the electronic tent
  • Donuts, big foot, mules, and the bird
  • Behind the scenes : nuts and bolts
  • The news director
  • Reenactments and docudramas, or no news is still news
  • The bias of language, the bias of pictures
  • The commercial
  • Television in the courtroom
  • What does it all mean?
  • What can you do?