Television and Popular Culture, Pt. 1

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Television and Popular Culture, Pt. 1

Professor Latuszek ENC 1102 (Wk. 13-1)
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Television

  • How much or how little do you watch television shows?
  • What do you watch? Why is it your favorite show/type of show to watch?
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television

  • Television came out in the 1940s--more so after World War II--as an entertainment alternative to radio
  • Took off in the 1950s when television sets became more affordable and most people eventually owned at least one television
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television

  • When communication satellites where launched in orbit in the 1970s-1980s, cable services where created along with hundreds of different channels
  • Direct access to satellites became available in the last part of the twentieth century to customers
  • Even with many people still using cable/satellite services to watch television, using only internet connections are growing in use
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television networks

  • When television became popular a few major networks were created
  • CBS, NBC, and ABC were the first
  • Fox came along in the late 1980s

television/commercials dynamic

  • When television networks were created, companies/businesses realized this was a great way to market products so commercials were born
  • Cable television took this idea more to heart
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television/commercials dynamic

  • For one half-hour regular network show, a viewer will have maybe 18-23 minutes of show content
  • For an hour show, 40-45 minutes
  • The rest of the time are commercials
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television/commercials dynamic

  • Cable channels drastically changed this ratio
  • For a half-hour hour show, 10-15 minutes of content
  • For an hour show, 35-40 minutes
  • The rest of the time are commercials
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critical thinking question

  • Do you watch cable/satellite channels or just use internet apps on your smart tv?
  • If the answer is the first, how many of hundreds of channel choices do you actually watch regularly?

critical thinking question

  • Do you feel that television is still a very influential part of popular culture?
  • Why/why not?

Questions? Television and Popular Culture, Pt. 1

Professor Latuszek ENC 1102 (Wk. 13-1)
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Tom Latuszek

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