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  Online Encyclopedia and Dictionary - Television program
A television movie is a movie that is initially aired on television rather than being released in cinemas or direct-to-video, although many successful television movies are later released on video.
The content of television programming may be factual (for example documentaries, news or reality television) or fictional (for example comedy or drama).
Common TV program periods include regular broadcasts (like TV news), TV series (usually seasonal and ongoing with a duration of only a few episodes to many seasons), or TV miniseries which is an extended film, usually with a small pre-determined number of episodes and a set plot and timeline.
fact-archive.com /encyclopedia/Television_program   (1169 words)

 The Problems with Television
When a person watches television and notices that the speaker is not exactly pleasing to look at, that person will either change the channel or form a bias against what that person is saying — even if the speaker was to argue cogently for some issue.
Television, because of it’s bias away from logic and depth and toward style, dictates that its contents be entertaining.
Television creates a population who can easily be persuaded in support of issues which benefit a certain segment of the population more than any other.
www.islamfortoday.com /television.htm   (1332 words)

 Reality TV
Reality TV is typically defined as, non-fictional programming in which portrayal is presumed to present current, historical events or circumstances.
The emphasis of reality television is on intense emotionality, exaggeration and sensationalism.
Reality TV has allowed for the first time since the 1991-92 season networks to maintain their primetime audience that was normally lost to cable.
oregonstate.edu /instruct/soc499/cordray/media/Realitytv.html   (3061 words)

 ReaLity TeleVision
Reality television has been expanding into many new countries and continues to be a huge medium in countries like the U.S. and Great Britian, which are swamped with new and returning reality series.
Reality television has a great effect on people all over the world who view it, and this example shows how reality television could effect the way a country runs its economy and the lengths that a nation will go to to avoid having such a reality show shown within their country.
In conclusion, reality television is able to change viewers ideas or viewpoints on specific topics; it is also a very powerful tool when it comes to presenting certain ideas and viewpoints.
tvreality.blogspot.com   (1372 words)

  Station Information - Television
Television is a telecommunication system for broadcasting and receiving moving pictures and sound over a distance.
The first long distance public television broadcast was from Washington, DC to New York City and occurred on April 7, 1927.
Television in its original and still most popular form involves sending images and sound over radio waves in the VHF and UHF bands, which are received by a receiver (a television set).
www.stationinformation.com /encyclopedia/t/te/television.html   (1630 words)

 Learn more about Television in the online encyclopedia.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
A semi-mechanical analogue television system was first demonstrated in London in February 1924 by John Logie Baird and a moving picture by Baird on October 30 1925.
Development of cable and satellite means of distribution in the 1970s pushed businessmen to target channels towards a certain audience, and enabled the rise of subscription-based television channels, such as HBO and Sky.
The earliest television sets were radios with the addition of a television device consisting of a neon tube with a mechanically spinning disk (the Nipkow disk, invented by Paul Gottlieb Nipkow) that produced a red postage-stamp size image.
www.onlineencyclopedia.org /t/te/television.html   (1712 words)

 Reality TV: Remaking Television Culture - Technology - RedOrbit
Recognizing the ambiguity and instability of the reality TV label, Murray and Ouellette not only introduce the contributions within a framework that provides a logical and interesting connection between them, but they also attempt to elicit the discussion of reality TV with an overview of its place in the history of television.
Justin Lewis's essay titled "The Meaning of Real Life" is especially thought-provoking as he investigates the source of audiences' pleasure from reality TV programming by addressing the broader question of how audiences understand the blend of realism and artifice.
Pointing out the ambiguity in the notion of realism, he reaches an insightful conclusion that our desire to recognize reality components embedded in the popular reality TV programming is symptomatic of the controversial ambiguity that contemporary television cultivates.
www.redorbit.com /news/technology/690216/reality_tv_remaking_television_culture/index.html?source=r_technology   (1069 words)

 Reality Television
While it is true that reality based televising shows have flourished since Survivor, reality television has been around for a number of years; it just wasn’t the phenomenon that it has become since the premier of Survivor in 2000.
Reality shows that focus on legal issues are not as “real” as they would have you believe.
In one form or another reality television shows have existed for entertaining audiences, and in fact, all television shows are marketed towards a particular audience.
www.bgsu.edu /departments/tcom/faculty/ha/tcom103spring2002/gp8   (6265 words)

 The Wild Hunt Blog: A modern Pagan perspective
As I have said before, reality programs (for the most part) aren't looking to normalize outsider views and faiths, just to put them on (highly edited) display.
No matter how positive or good-intentioned there is always a touch of outlandishness inherent in these programs, and while I always hope for the best I'm sure there was a reason the show picked a priestess who insists on wearing a Christian clerical collar.
I thought it really captured the power of their relationship and the strength of their resolve to keep their family together.
www.wildhunt.org /2007/01/wicca-and-reality-television-again.html   (732 words)

 television series
The content of television programs may be factual, as in documentaries, news, and reality television, or fictional as in comedy and drama.
It may be primarily instructional as in the case of educational programming, or entertaining as is the case in situation comedy, reality TV, and variety shows.
Miniseries usually range from about 3 to 10 hours in length, though critics often complain when programs hit the short end of that range and are still marketed as "minis." In the UK, the term "miniseries" is only usually used in references to imported programmes, and such short-run series are usually called "serials" there.
www.sfcrowsnest.com /scifinder/a/Television_series.php   (1276 words)

 Why America Loves Reality TV - Mental Health Disorders on MedicineNet.com
Two of the most commonly repeated "truths" about reality TV viewers are that they watch in order to talk with friends and coworkers about the show, and that they are not as smart as other viewers.
Another common misconception about Temptation Island, a reality program in which couples were enticed to cheat on their partners, is that the audience was watching to see scenes of illicit sex.
One aspect that all of the reality TV shows had in common was their competitive nature: contestants were vying with one another for a cash prize and were engaged in building alliances and betraying allies.
www.medicinenet.com /script/main/art.asp?articlekey=36825   (905 words)

 The Lack of Values in Television Programs - Associated Content
Most importantly, the television industry realizes that utilizing the media/commercial perspective to programming allows media corporations to receive the high ratings that they need as well as creates high product revenue for the television industry’s advertisers.
This type of value may not be seen as frequently in television as the commercial perspective, but these values are quite prominent in television and as far as it appears, this system will continue to prosper in television.
Critics often say that the shows that reflect the universal values are television at its best, however, when looking at all the programs on television today, there isn’t enough honesty, loyalty, and love for others.
www.associatedcontent.com /article/21842/the_lack_of_values_in_television_programs.html   (516 words)

 4 "Must See" Fantasy TV Shows
These "reality" TV programs are really just fantasy.
Or we get to tag along on 20 different dates of a beautiful bachelorette trying to pick between a host of panting suitors, only to find out later she ditched her newly crowned "soul mate" as soon as the cameras quit rolling on the season's finale.
Last but not least is the one reality show that has stood the test of time.
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 Amazon.ca: Reality TV : Factual Entertainment and Television Audiences: Books: Annette Hill   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Real TV offers a wide-ranging, international, contemporary investigation into the field of factual entertainment, combining historical, theoretical, economic, aesthetic and empirical approaches.
The current growth rate for "real" TV in factual and fictional television programs, film and websites on both sides of the Atlantic, has given rise to international debate about the function and influence of factual entertainment on audiences and mass media.
Real TV presents a timely reflection on the development of factual entertainment and audience attraction to increasingly problematic hybrid forms of factual TV.
www.amazon.ca /Reality-TV-Entertainment-Television-Audiences/dp/041526152X   (472 words)

 Free Essay Television's Distortion of Reality
A 6 page paper which examines the realities shows on television, illustrating that what we see is not necessarily the truth.
Television portrays the different ethnic groups usually in stereotypes, not so much on appearance.
Actors on television must be the dirtiest people in the world, because I never see them in the shower, except to have sex in.
www.echeat.com /essay.php?t=25795   (1172 words)

 reality blurred + the reality TV news digest
The ratings are in for the 2006-2007 television year, and two reality series take up six of the top 10 spots among the 142 shows broadcast on network television, according to numbers compiled by The Hollywood Reporter.
The next-most popular reality show is Survivor Cook Islands, the race war season, at number 13 with 15.8 million viewers; Survivor Fiji is right behind at number 15, averaging 14.8 million viewers.
reality blurred is a daily digest of reality TV news, gossip, and analysis written, produced, and edited by Andy Dehnart.
www.realityblurred.com /realitytv   (2165 words)

 Encyclopedia of Television
Television has developed from its beginnings in the early part of the 20th century to become an integral part of everyday life in today's society as a means of obtaining and communicating information as well as a form of entertainment.
Television programs that are notable for their artistic merit or popular appeal, as well as those that have had a particular impact on society, on culture, on a genre, or on television as a medium or industry
Horace Newcomb is the Director of the George Foster Peabody Awards Program and Lambdin Kay Distinguished Professor for the Peabody Awards in the Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Georgia.
www.routledge-ny.com /ref/television   (716 words)

 Television Programs Help Commemorate Memorial Day
Editor's Note: The following is a "rerun" of a popular column I did spotlighting television programs devoted to the armed forces and those who died in battle.
Over the years, American television has presented many programs that have examined the horrors of war and the sacrifices made by these brave men and women.
We begin with programs spotlighting the Civil War because Memorial Day was originally created to honor those who fought and died in the so-called "war between the states."
www.suite101.com /article.cfm/television/40243/1   (456 words)

 List of television programs - KnowledgeIsFun.com
This is a listing of topics pertaining to television programs.
List of television shows set in New York City
List of television shows set in Washington, D.C. Lists by genre or characteristic
www.knowledgeisfun.com /L/Li/List-of-television-series.php   (169 words)

 Drinking on Reality Television — Report - New York Times
Kerpen is one of a number of reality show veterans who, now released from the expired nondisclosure clauses in their contracts, say that alcohol was one of the producers’ favorite tools.
But advocates of programs like VH1’s “Flavor of Love” and MTV’s “Real World” are steadfast that they do not cross the line and encourage excessive drinking.
(That would scarcely be reality, or paradise, for young people in their 20’s.) But it’s fairly obvious that the more the guests drank, the less interesting they became.
www.nytimes.com /2006/10/29/arts/television/29flet.html?ex=1319774400&en=7b912ccd744995fc&ei=5088&partner=rssnyt&emc=rss   (996 words)

 List of television stations in Spain
This is a list of television stations in Spain.
Cuatro, owned by Sogecable, airs general programs such as news, movies, documentaries, reality shows, sport events and quizzes.
Television de Galicia (Television of Galicia) - television network with public funding, part of the Corporación de Radio e Televisión de Galicia (CRTVG) (Corporation of Radio and Television of Galicia).
www.wordinfo.co.za /wiki/List_of_television_stations_in_Spain   (837 words)

 H-Net Review: Sara Knox on Entertaining Crime: Television Reality Programs   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
The ideological context for the rather sudden ubiquity of reality crime is the generalized trend toward law and order discourse attendant to the backlash against the liberalism of the 1960s and early 1970s.
The generic heritage of reality crime programming is essential for understanding the strategic nature of the truth claim of reality TV.
And as regards, particularly, the quantification of data related to the representation of the race of offenders and victims in reality crime programming, the level of repetition between and even within the chapters is disappointing.
www.h-net.msu.edu /reviews/showrev.cgi?path=22926907694071   (1589 words)

 Amazon.com: Reality TV: Remaking Television Culture: Books: Susan Murray,Laurie Ouellette   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Beginning by unearthing its historical roots in early reality shows like Candid Camera and wending its way through An American Family, Cops, and The Real World to the most recent crop of reality programs, Reality TV is the first book to address the economic, visual, cultural, and audience dimensions of reality television.
By spanning reality television's origins in the late 1940s to its current overwhelming popularity, Reality TV demonstrates both the tenacity of the format and its enduring ability to speak to our changing political and social desires and anxieties.
Reality TV: Remaking Television Culture is an anthology of essays by learned authors exploring the popular culture phenomenon of "Reality TV" that has redefined entertainment, particularly in the twenty-first century.
www.amazon.com /Reality-TV-Remaking-Television-Culture/dp/0814756883   (1106 words)

 r2tv.com - Reality TV - radical real tv
Reality television is a genre of television programming in which the fortunes of "real life" people (as opposed to fictional characters played by actors) are followed.
Though there were earlier precedents on radio and television, the first reality show in the modern sense was probably the PBS series An American Family.
List of reality television series, by general type, listed with the date of their premiere.
www.r2tv.com   (975 words)

 Bailey's Research Page
My intended audience for this project is reality TV viewers who are looking for more information on their favorite shows, wondering how they can be involved in the show and interact with the cast members.
Thirty years later, the world of reality television is at the forefront of the entertainment industry, as people are continually fascinated with the concept of becoming famous for being yourself.
Today's reality television is heavily edited, musically scored, and constructed with overlapping time-frames that present a participant making voice-over analysis as he and the viewers watch him in a situation taped much earlier.2 Today’s producers try to create situations that will make for good television and keep viewers tuning in week after week.
www.unc.edu /~bnewkirk/research.html   (1925 words)

 TV Spotlight television reviews [HOME] [Christian Spotlight on Entertainment]
Washington, D.C. - The Parents Television Council recently released results of the second in a series of comprehensive reports examining the State of the Television Industry—a study focusing on the amount of foul language on television from 1998 through 2002.
A new study of television's so-called "family hour" (the first hour of prime time) found that youngsters watching network television last season were exposed to more coarse language, violence and bawdy humor than in the previous year, according to the Parents Television Council.
Also be aware that individual programs within a series might vary from the norm and would therefore warrant a lower or higher rating, if evaluated individually.
www.christiananswers.net /spotlight/tv/home.html   (1119 words)

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“Docu-soap” is a term used for a form of reality television that operates like a documentary, showing a view of the real world, of real people in real settings, but that is constructed like a soap, with a continuing and ongoing saga involving familiar characters.
Have students work in pairs, then ask each pair to choose a reality television program they have seen and identify the format of the program.
Encourage the groups to sell their idea to HBO, the BBC or any television network that might be interested in the potential appeal of the program.
www.kqed.org /topics/education/educators/lessons/plans/almedialit-reality.doc   (628 words)

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