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The Resource Out of focus : network television and the American economy, Burton Yale Pines ; with Timothy Lamer ; foreword by L. Brent Bozell III

Out of focus : network television and the American economy, Burton Yale Pines ; with Timothy Lamer ; foreword by L. Brent Bozell III

Label
Out of focus : network television and the American economy
Title
Out of focus
Title remainder
network television and the American economy
Statement of responsibility
Burton Yale Pines ; with Timothy Lamer ; foreword by L. Brent Bozell III
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • Television is the most influential medium in the history of mankind. More Americans own a TV than have telephones or indoor plumbing. We are 13 times more likely to watch television than read a newspaper or magazine. What Americans watch on the "tube" is what Americans, to a significant extent, learn about life, their society and their nation. Of this there is no dispute. TV profoundly affects its viewers' attitudes on violence, sex, women, gays, and other hotly-debated social issues of our day
  • In Out of Focus: Network Television and the American Economy, Pines and Lamer examine TV's accuracy in portraying the American economy. What they find is disturbing. According to Out of Focus, what viewers see on TV is the American free-enterprise system distorted into a tale of catastrophes, bankruptcies, fraud, and ineptitude, populated by white businessmen who are criminals and conmen, and consumers who are stupid, gullible, and powerless
  • It is not surprising, then, that Americans don't understand much about their economy, and for this, network television shares much of the blame. So concludes Out of Focus, with an unprecedented, comprehensive analysis of all network television newscasts in 1992 and a quarter of the year's entertainment programming
  • Unfortunately, most Americans' only source of economic information comes from their daily dose of TV (an average of 4 hours a day), and dangerous misinformation affects their personal financial decisions and their outlook on government policy. Pines sets out to end this misinformation in Out of Focus
  • Naming names, Pines ranks the year's best and worst economic reporters and stories. He also offers sound solutions both for journalists to improve their coverage of economic issues and for viewers to improve the quality of what they watch
Cataloging source
DLC
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Pines, Burton Yale
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1968-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Lamer, Timothy
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  • Television broadcasting of news
  • Journalism, Commercial
  • United States
Label
Out of focus : network television and the American economy, Burton Yale Pines ; with Timothy Lamer ; foreword by L. Brent Bozell III
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Four typical weeks: what TV tells Americans -- Dissecting the tarantula: how TV covers key economic issues -- The experts -- What entertainment does to free enterprise -- The year's worst--and best -- Conclusion: TV just doesn't get it--and what it and viewer can do about it
Control code
29638050
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiv, 335 pages
Isbn
9780895264909
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(WaOLN)1610064
Label
Out of focus : network television and the American economy, Burton Yale Pines ; with Timothy Lamer ; foreword by L. Brent Bozell III
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Four typical weeks: what TV tells Americans -- Dissecting the tarantula: how TV covers key economic issues -- The experts -- What entertainment does to free enterprise -- The year's worst--and best -- Conclusion: TV just doesn't get it--and what it and viewer can do about it
Control code
29638050
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiv, 335 pages
Isbn
9780895264909
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(WaOLN)1610064

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