Television Programming RTV 3007-1

Television Programming RTV 3007-1 - QuickFacts l

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Quick Facts l Percent of Americans who cite network TV as biased  politically:  60 (2009) l Number of prime-time broadcast and cable shows  canceled in the 2009-2010 season:  84 l Percentage of Americans who use TV as their primary  source of local news (2009):  64 l Cost per episode of  Seinfeld  in cable syndication: $1  million l Number of new program ideas pitched to TV networks  each year: 5,000 (est.)
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A Brief History of TV News l The Kennedy Assassination - Television  emerges as primary source of news and  information l Killing of suspect, Lee Harvey  Oswald in front of millions l JFK’s funeral seen worldwide l 9 of 10 Americans watch JFK  funeral on TV
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Television Comes of Age Television and Civil Rights l Integration of Central H.S., Little Rock, 1957 l “I have a dream” speech by M.L. King, 1963 l Civil rights marches across the South l 1965 Watts riots; 1967 nationwide riots l Assassination of Martin Luther King, April, 1968
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Television Comes of Age l Television and the Lunar Landing  l  Beginning with Alan Shepard’s space flight in 1961,  “space shots” became a major focus on TV news l  On July 20, 1969 an estimated 600 million people on  six of the seven continents viewed Neil Armstrong  setting foot on the moon l A small camera was mounted to the steps of the  landing craft so that TV viewers could see the event l A second camera was set up in the lunar soil to broadcast the blasting off of the space craft from the  Moon
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