HOW TV CHANGED AMERICA'S MIND by Edward Wakin

HOW TV CHANGED AMERICA'S MIND

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Age Range: 10 & up
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KIRKUS REVIEW

 A decade-by-decade consideration of the major news events since the 1950s and how they were covered on and influenced by television. The events of each decade are divided into five categories--``Confrontation,'' ``Politics,'' ``War,'' ``Heroes and Villains,'' and ``Eye-Openers.'' Many incidents are well known to children (the first moon walk, the assassination of JFK), but others will be less familiar. Wakin discusses the events and then critically evaluates television's impact on them, making readers think about this pervasive medium in a new way. The author neither glorifies nor demonizes TV, although he does focus on serious news programming and ignores the tabloids and cheesier talk shows. A thoughtful book and compelling reading. (b&w illustrations, index, not seen, bibliography) (Nonfiction. 10+)

Pub Date: May 1st, 1996
ISBN: 0-688-13482-3
Page count: 226pp
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: April 1st, 1996