Television and Popular Culture, Pt. 2

Published on Mar 31, 2024

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Television and Popular Culture, Pt. 2

Professor Latuszek ENC 1102 (Wk. 13-2)
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Icons

  • What is an iconic title for a television show?
  • Why/how is it iconic?
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Icons

  • Who is an iconic character from a television show?
  • Why/how are they iconic?
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Reality Television

  • Supposedly shows real people in real situations
  • However, most episodes are scripted and often feature amateur actors

So why are reality shows so popular?

Reality Television

  • We desire to get behind a favorite character or person

Reality Television

  • We have a natural sense of voyeurism; we like to know about or get into someone else's business

Reality Television

  • For a contest show--we simply want to know who wins
  • ("Signs of Life in the U.S.A.", 2019)

Sports and television

  • Sports broadcasts have increased tremendously in the last ten years
  • There is now big money in sports broadcasting
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Critical Thinking Question

  • Is it better to watch sports on television or in person?
  • Why/why not?
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Critical Thinking Question

  • Any last words about television and popular culture?

Questions? Television and Popular Culture, Pt. 2

Professor Latuszek ENC 1102 (Wk. 13-2)
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Tom Latuszek

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