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How to Watch TV News | [Neil Postman, Steve Powers]

How to Watch TV News

America is suffering from an information glut. 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. Author and academic Neil Postman and television journalist Steve Powers tell you how to become a discerning viewer.
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America is suffering from an information glut. 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.

In How to Watch TV News, author and academic Neil Postman and television journalist Steve Powers tell you how to become a discerning viewer. They make clear the difference between entertainment fodder and genuine news, pointing to the symbiotic relationship between TV news and advertising. They explain why TV news has become a "cash cow" and stress that anyone who relies exclusively on TV for his or her knowledge of the world is making a serious mistake.

©1992 Neil Postman and Steve Powers; (P)1996 Blackstone Audio Inc.

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    The book is ten years old although the audio format was released recently. Since this is a book on contemporary journalistic trends and corporate influences on the news, its age renders it obsolete.

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