Greer18 - Sean Trank 3/26/08 Dr Greer 1. What are the...

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Sean Trank 3/26/08 Dr Greer 1. What are the differences between public broadcasting and commercial broadcasting in relation to audiences and culture? Public broadcasting is funded by their viewers who donate money, for example PBS. Public television stays busy airing historical and investigative documentaries, long-form displays of arts, offbeat comedies and dramas, and public-affairs shows from the local to the national level. On the other hand commercial broadcasting focuses on selling the viewer products and is funded by the sellers of the products. They design every show like a large commercial for products the viewer may consciously or unconsciously want to buy. 2. What are struggles faced by public broadcasting? Funding is one of the biggest struggles and public broadcasting is funded directly from its viewers, so it is very important that the broadcasters focus on the people and their wants and needs. For example, if a local news story breaks out that is too small to be covered by the
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This essay was uploaded on 04/08/2008 for the course COM 350 taught by Professor Greer during the Spring '08 term at Point Loma.

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