MH CH 8
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Name an important guy in Britain in the development of radio waves to carry visual images and its year.
John Logie Baird. 1920s
When did feature-film libraries become available to television?
Describe how the BBC saw the role of broadcasting.
Broadcasting has a cultural and educative role and is not merely a means of entertainment.
Which development mainly contributed to the Golden Age of TV in the US in the early 21st century?
The acceptance of fragmentation of audience.
What were the two ways the US played an international role?
1. expansion of American commercial model of tv 2. sale of programs abroad on large scale
Name a problem critics mention about TV news and public-affairs programming.
It placed demands of entertainment above journalistic criteria.
Name two challenges for tv broadcasting.
1. the need the fill 24 hours of tv 2. the need to appear to report news as it happens
Name the four consequences of the challenges for tv broadcasting.
1. careful checking of sources is discouraged 2. observers and reporters made up a proportion of program time that would be hard to justify on purely journalistic grounds 3. live TV as a feature, even if reporters didn't have anything to say 4. distinctions between important and inconsequential have become blurred
What challenged tv's community-building role?
Markets became fragmented in order to obtain largest revenues.
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