Difference Between Television Then And Now

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Television Between the Seventies and Now From the beginning of the early seventies to the present day, television has changed dramatically. Our views on these subjects have changed and has altered the shows being shown. The seventies were more strict on what was shown and anything that wasn’t considered correct. Today’s television is all about exploiting everything that isn’t correct, getting the dirt on people out in the open. Topics like racism, women 's roles, family, and heterosexism have been looked at differently over the decades when it come to television. Women’s roles in television have changed from just being a side character to shows having a woman as the main character. In the shows Dynasty and Scandal, there is a clear difference …show more content…
The shows Scandal, All in The Family, and Dynasty all show the same opinion of heterosexism. In Dynasty, Steven keeps his secret relationship with another guy away from everyone, and he is hooking up with Sammy Jo. In All in The Family, Archie is irritated at Mike 's “fruity” friend, who dresses and behaves in a way that leads him to think that he is gay. Archie later on finds out that one of his best friends is gay and it makes him act differently. In both of these shows, being gay is looked very highly discouraged (“Judging”). In the show Scandal, Sully St. James is going to be arrested unless they find him alibi. They ended up finding footage of him outside a bar kissing another man. Sully refuses to let go of his alibi because he 'd rather go to prison than have anyone think of him as anything other than a hero for his country. In the show Modern Family it is a whole different story, with Cameron and Mitchell are accepted in their family as a gay couple and were able to adopt their daughter Lily, their family doesn 't treat them any different. A survey was taken where it was said that 60 percent of Americans, 80 percent of Canadians, and nearly 90 percent of Germans said society should accept homosexuality

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