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Unformatted text preview: Is-this news? i_ Discussion Look at two people's opinions o n television news. Which person do you most agree with? "The public has a right to know what's happening. I think they should not cut out anything. People are mature enough to take in the reality of what happens in the world every day." "TV news sometimes seems more like a show. They want a bigger audience so they show shocking or provocative images. TV news should report the news, not try to shock people." Can you think of a recent example of something sensational appearing o n the news? Reading Read the letter and answer this question: Does the writer have a point or is (s)he being too sensitive? TO THE PRODUCER(S) ATCHANNEL 8 Dear Sirs, I must say that I was shocked and outraged by your broadcast of the images of the Concorde crash last week. Was it really necessary to show the plane actually going down? This was prime-time televisiog Did it not occur to you that there are chifdren watching at 8 o'clock in the evening? My 7-year-old little girl didn't sleep for three nights! 'The images still haunt me now as they wit1 for a long time, I am sure. How dare you traumatise people's lives like that!...
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This note was uploaded on 11/19/2009 for the course ED 20314 taught by Professor Carolinaserna during the Spring '09 term at California State University , Monterey Bay.
- Spring '09