This report presents a media content analysis conducted by the Lear Center’s Media Impact Project in collaboration with Define American, a nonprofit media and culture organization, to investigate two research questions: 1. How are immigrants and immigration issues depicted on entertainment television? 2. How do these depictions compare with the reality of the immigrant experience?… More
Marty Kaplan, quoted in the NYTimes on the renewed solace of TV for liberals: “We all gather around that hearth to know what’s going on out there, and be comforted by the people who come on our screens to say, things will be all right.” READ the full article.
Twenty-plus years later and the O.J. Simpson murder case continues to shock and fascinate us. As if you didn’t think there was anything more to learn, a pairing of television offerings this year retold the story in both dramatic and documentary form. FX’s outstanding 10-part “People vs. OJ Simpson: American… More
There’s so much good TV now. How can you watch everything you want to? Here’s how one guy does it: he watches his favorite shows on his computer at TWICE the normal speed, probably by himself.
Norman Lear at the ATX Television Festival in Austin: “…even though I’m a professional in the field, I’m an audience member first. My experience is the same at 93 that it was when I was a kid.” Read the full NYT article.
The image of motherhood on TV is changing. And I’m not talking about the June Cleaver ideal. That is dead and buried, thank goodness. I’m referring to the latest trend in scripted television to portray motherhood in its stark and sometimes painful reality, which is no better realized than in… More
The Norman Lear Center is now conducting the 10th biennial Walter Cronkite Award for Excellence in Television Political Journalism. The award encourages and showcases coverage that contributes to the health of America’s democratic institutions. It recognizes television journalism that helps viewers understand who the candidates, issues and ballot propositions are; how electoral choices will affect their lives; how to assess campaign information, including advertising; and how to register, vote and make their own voices heard. The award ceremony and symposium will be held April 26, 2019 at the National Press Club in Washington D.C. and will recognize work produced during… More