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    This article, Television Beyond the Networks, offers case studies on first-run scripted syndicated programs that expresses a national audience through syndication in the United States during the 1970s. Even though certain programs, Rosen’s Story Theatre and Mary Hartman for example, despised the efforts to operate outside the networks distribution circuits, these series faced challenges that a range factors in the dominance of the network era. The body of television programming created and broadcast in the United States. American TV programs, like American popular culture in general in the 20th and early 21st centuries, have spread far beyond the boundaries of the United States and have had an influence on global popular culture. Although television was regarded by many as “radio with pictures,” the public’s reaction to the arrival of TV was widely different from that afforded the advent of radio. The author states that television has change in each decade- from live drama in the 1950s, to sitcoms in the 1970s, and the takeover of reality television in this century. She states that television is under…

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    Throughout the past 70 years, black actors have endured numerous standards of type-casting in network television. Nowadays African Americans have a better opportunity than ever before to star in roles that formerly were exclusively reserved for whites. Even though network television does a much better job depicting blacks in a variety situations, blacks continue to be, in many ways, similarly typecast. During the 1950s, black characters were portrayed in demeaning and stereotypical ways by…

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    Shaping the image of black America starting in network television. American Television in the late 1950s and early 1960s was mainly focused on Westerns. In these films of western heroes. They had no central character that was African American. Detective series were popular in TV in the early 1960s. The setting for detective series usually are in urban surroundings, so, African-American actors were used a lot. Blacks did appear more often in detective dramas than in Westerns. To expression this…

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    With time, I started to notice that the only reason I had the full cable package was the need to be included in the conversations my coworkers were having about television shows. This book was like a giant neon sign saying, “This cable television has to go!” As I have gained more control over my budget, letting things go has become easier. One of the hardest things for me to let go of was cable television. There was no way I could justify paying $60 month just to watch television. So, I had to…

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    A movie entitled The Godfather is chosen as object in this analysis. Don Corleone as one of main character chosen as source data. Regarding utterance from Don Corleone this movie presents a numbered of presupposition in various context. Then relation between presupposition and context obtains a certain meaning of an utterance. As considering, statement from Stalnaker who said that context influences content, while content can creates a context because sometimes word that say has a function not…

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    commercial commodity, an aesthetic endeavor, and a social institution. As a result, those making programming decisions will be variously evaluated according to perceptions of their business judgment, their aesthetic tastes, and the values they impart” (Bielby and Bielby 1994:1290). “in a mass-culture industry with a high level of market concentration such as network television, brokers are more directly accountable to commercial interests than to creative interests” (Bielby et al. 1994:1291).…

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    In today’s society, people demand the best on the market when it comes to entertainment, and one of America’s favorite forms of entertainment is watching television. Two very popular services offered are Direct TV and Netflix, and both have proved to satisfy their customers in some way or another, but at different costs. In fact, when it comes to television entertainment, families spend their money unwisely without pondering the pros and the cons of each service. With no doubt, Netflix is the…

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    The two TV shows that I decided to compare and contrast were American Horror Story and Supernatural. Both of these TV shows are under the genre of horror and they both like to re-create the things that go bump in the night. Both of these TV shows are geared toward a large target audience of ages 18 through 50, and both have characters that the audience can grow with.Nevertheless, the networks that they are tied to, have a different opinion on how they scare their audiences in their seat.…

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    The Mindy Project Analysis

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    It’s Messy, The Mindy Project is an original program created by and starring Mindy Kaling, commissioned by NBC due to her success as a writer, actor, and executive producer on their hit show The Office, which was reaching the end of its run. The network ultimately passed on the pilot due to the female-lead heavy programming schedule of that particular season, which included, Whitney, The New Normal, Save Me, and Parks & Recreation (Hibberd). Once released the program was immediately picked up by…

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    Oscar Wilde once said, "Life imitates art far more than art imitates life." His musing crossed my mind when I read the first book in J. E. Plemons Last Light Falling series, The Covenant. Since I read the Covenant I’ve watched news story after news story unfold on the TV: violence, mass killings, hateful words spewing out of people’s mouths, people believing they are superior for one reason or another over others, no respect for humanity and life, and I’ll admit I am unnerved by what I see…

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