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COMMUNICATION AND POPULAR CULTURE Cultural Reflection in Television
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Television Major form of mediated communication in America Still the #1 mass mediated medium in America Thus, most sought after for advertising Hundreds of channels – but dominated by broadcast stations - CBS, NBC, ABC, FOX, CW Broadcast vs. Basic Cable vs. Premium Cable
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Television Programming Sketch Comedy Drama/Thriller Soap Opera Gameshow Documentary Talk Show “Reality” News/J ournalisti c Sitcom
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Sketch Comedy Short vignettes (sketches) Many different situations SNL Mad TV The Dana Carvey Show Mr. Show with Bob and David
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Drama/Thriller Usually have arching storylines In depth character development Can have comedic elements Plot twists CSI Law and Order Heroes
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Soap Opera Long continuing storylines Lower budget Many episodes Sometimes a “proving ground” for television actors Young and the Restless Days of Our Lives
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Gameshow Contestants take part in a game to win money or prizes J eopardy Wheel of Fortune Who Wants To Be A Millionaire
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This note was uploaded on 11/17/2011 for the course COMMUNICAT 130 taught by Professor Gelles during the Fall '11 term at Rutgers.

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