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Unformatted text preview: While scarce in some counties, TV is a staple in American culture. Because it shows both images along with sound, censorship is a major topic important to television broadcasting. I will concentrate on some specific events from history that have been televised. For example, the 1960 presidential debates, the tearing down of the Berlin Wall, and the 9/11 terrorist attacks. Using these examples and others in this short paper, I will attempt to demonstrate how showing these events to Americans have shaped America today and how important it is to Americans. I will show how knowledge truly is what makes America a superpower in today’s world. Television has helped shape American history, and will continue to do so for many more years....
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This note was uploaded on 03/07/2011 for the course HIST 3950 taught by Professor Snyder during the Summer '10 term at Minnesota.
- Summer '10