Explore: TV

Immigration Nation: Exploring Immigrant Portrayals on Television

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.

Did OJ Change Anything?

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 Walter Cronkite Award for Excellence in Television Political Journalism

CALL FOR ENTRIES 2019 Walter Cronkite Award For Excellence in Television Political Journalism CLICK HERE TO SUBMIT AN ENTRY The Norman Lear Center is now accepting entries for the 2019 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. RULES AND GUIDELINES FOR SUBMISSIONS… More