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Why TV Is Not Our Fault: Television Programming, Viewers, and Who’s Really in Control

Social science


by
Eileen R. Meehan

Book Details

Format: EPUB

Page count: 160 pages

File size: 620 KB

Protection: DRM

Language: English

This book dispels the myth that the television industry is just giving viewers the programming they want to see and, thus, we as viewers are “responsible” for the existence of shows like Fear Factor and yet another Survivor. In fact, Meehan explains, viewers exert no demand in the market. She also counters the idea that TV programs reflect our culture directly. Introducing us to the political economy of television, Meehan covers programming, corporate strategies, advertising, network “competition,” and organizations that seek more industry accountability. She tells us why TV isn’t our fault-and who’s really to blame.

This book dispels the myth that the television industry is just giving viewers the programming they want to see and, thus, we as viewers are “responsible” for the existence of shows like Fear Factor and yet another Survivor. In fact, Meehan explains, viewers exert no demand in the market. She also counters the idea that TV programs reflect our culture directly. Introducing us to the political economy of television, Meehan covers programming, corporate strategies,… (more)

This book dispels the myth that the television industry is just giving viewers the programming they want to see and, thus, we as viewers are “responsible” for the existence of shows like Fear Factor and yet another Survivor. In fact, Meehan explains, viewers exert no demand in the market. She also counters the idea that TV programs reflect our culture directly. Introducing us to the political economy of television, Meehan covers programming, corporate strategies, advertising, network “competition,” and organizations that seek more industry accountability. She tells us why TV isn’t our fault-and who’s really to blame.

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