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  Television - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Mechanically scanned color television was demonstrated by Bell Laboratories in June 1929 using three complete systems of photoelectric cells, amplifiers, glow-tubes, and color filters, with a series of mirrors to superimpose the red, green, and blue images into one full color image.
Television usage in the United States skyrocketed after World War II with the lifting of the manufacturing freeze, war-related technological advances, the gradual expansion of the television networks westward, the drop in set prices caused by mass production, increased leisure time, and additional disposable income.
Paralleling television's growing primacy in family life and society, an increasingly vocal chorus of legislators, scientists and parents are raising objections to the uncritical acceptance of the medium.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Television   (6449 words)

 Nature (television) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Nature is the title of a long-running history television program that is broadcast by United States public television stations.
Nature is one of the most watched documentary series in the world.
Nature is one of the only programs in television history that has won and has been nominated for the same number of Emmy Awards during its longevity.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Nature_(television)   (259 words)

 Wildlife and Nature Programs
Television has capitalized on a cultural fascination with the non-human, the mysterious, the unknown, the exotic, and the remote aspects of the natural world in the form of programs devoted to the study and presentation of wildlife, geography, and other features of the biological universe.
And, like all such offerings, while entertaining and educating, they also construct their own interpretation of "nature" or "the wild" or "the animal kingdom." Indeed, wildlife and nature presentations are among the most prominent in emphasizing television's capacity for "framing" and "constructing" particular points of view, while omitting others.
From the start, the introduction of nature and wildlife programming attracted audiences as a "great escape." These programs were fun and exhilarating to watch, and had viewers on the edge of their seats waiting for the commercial-breaks to end and the show to resume.
www.museum.tv /archives/etv/W/htmlW/wildlifeand/wildlifeand.htm   (1816 words)

 Welcome to WNIT Public Television   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
Nature Nuggets: North American Indians are responsible for creating the well-known version of the canoe - a frame of wooden ribs covered with the lightweight bark of birch trees, and sometimes elm or cedar trees.
Nature Nuggets: The first paper was made from fibers of hemp, cloth and mulberry bark mixed with water and mashed, then pressed into a sheet and allowed to dry in the sun.
Nature Nuggets: Non-native shrubs such as buckthorn and honeysuckle dominate the understories of disturbed woodlands eliminating native shrubs which are vital for songbird nesting habitats.
www.wnit.org /outdoorelements/archive300.html   (1264 words)

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Because television has such a huge impact on today's society and is an object which many Au 2 people experience rather than nature itself, I found it relevant to the issue.
It becomes obvious that nature is becoming something that we only experience second hand through the television, and that we "lose nature" in both senses in the way that we perceive it and the physical destruction of nature.
The branch is fl and leafless to convey the aspect of the current dying status of nature.
buzzguy.shroom.com /nature/Audes103final.doc   (1093 words)

 ResumeEdge.com: Resume and Cover Letter Help for Professionals, Students, Recent Graduates, Executives, and Career ...
Television broadcasts carried on cable and other pay television systems are classified in a separate industry.
Most television programs are produced by the motion picture industry; actors, directors, and producers working on these prerecorded programs are not employed by the television and radio broadcast industry.
Television and video camera operators set up and operate studio cameras, which are used in the television studio; and electronic news gathering cameras, which are mobile and used outside the studio when a news team is pursuing a story at another location.
www.resumeedge.com /students/careercenter/industry/19.shtml   (3520 words)

 Mediascope Publications - National Television Violence Study
Studies of how ratings and advisories are being used on television, and the role different types of ratings and advisories play in the viewing decisions of children, were undertaken at the University of Wisconsin, Madison.
To analyze the television environment in depth to report on the nature and extent of violent depictions, focusing in particular on the relative presence of the most problematic portrayals.
Be aware of the potential risks associated with viewing television violence: the learning of aggressive attitudes and behaviors, fear, and desensitization or loss of sympathy towards victims of violence.
www.mediascope.org /pubs/ntvs.htm   (2605 words)

 Journal of Popular Film and Television: Poputarizing science and nature programming: the role of "spectacle" in ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
Concentrating primarily on examples featuring "wildlife," I will not be suggesting that so-called blue-chip (big budget, conventional) natural history texts are no longer in production, but rather that the programs being made supersede traditional generic boundaries in their attempts to capture the imagination of the contemporary audience.
The primary subject matter is an exploration of the natural world, with texts typically focusing on living things (most commonly animals or plants) in their wild state.
Natural history documentaries support this by taking the viewer into locations and situations that they would not generally have access to.
www.findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_m0412/is_1_31/ai_101937866   (1446 words)

 Encyclopedia article on Nature [EncycloZine]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
Nature (also called the material world, the material universe, the natural world, and the natural universe) is all matter and energy, especially in its essential form, unaffected by human influence.
One approach is to exclude mind from the realm of the natural; another is to exclude not only mind, but also humans and their influence.
Natural theology straddles the disciplines of theology and philosophy of religion.
encyclozine.com /Nature   (750 words)

 Wild Kingdom
Throughout his career, Perkins was drawn to the medium of television as a means of promoting a conservationist ethic and popularizing a corresponding understanding of wildlife and the natural world.
Perkins' initiated his involvement in the production of nature programming in 1945, when television itself was only beginning to work its way into the fabric of American life.
In their day, however, Marlin Perkins and Jim Fowler were, in the words of Charles Seibert, "television's cowboy naturalists," and their weekly rides proved to be among the most popular in television history.
museum.tv /archives/etv/W/htmlW/wildkingdom/wildkingdom.htm   (619 words)

 Redefining the Home Screen: Technological Convergence as Trauma and Business Plan
The first four decades of postwar American television, dominated by the formidable economic and cultural power of three network firms, is noteworthy beyond the phenomenal economic prosperity and relative structural stability that the TV industry enjoyed.
As commercial television was consolidated within American economic and cultural life, a remarkably consistent and enduring set of ideas about the general nature and function of the television medium was also elaborated.
Television's association in both elite and public opinion with viewer credulity, liveness, consumer sovereignty, and national identity was sustained by industry leaders and critics alike over the three or four decades of network domination of the US television industry after WWII.
web.mit.edu /comm-forum/papers/boddy.html   (2921 words)

 Welcome to WNIT Public Television   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
Nature Nuggets: Some nestlings wear fluffy down feathers, but the first coat of true feathers, which grow in before the bird leaves the nest, is called juvenile plumage.
Nature Nuggets: There may be up to five generations of grain mothseach year, with females from each generation laying as many as 300 eggs.
Nature Nuggets: The 23.5 degree tilt of the Earth's axis causes the hemispheres to be at different angles to the sun at various times of the year.
www.wnit.org /outdoorelements/archive200.html   (1208 words)

 Evidence-The pervasive nature of Technology
The pervasive nature of this technology is on the rise throughout the world, yet people watch television without the least awareness of the effect that the medium itself has on individuals and societies alike.
Unlike people in a movie theatre, where images are projected onto a screen, television viewers become prey to the television’s own light impulses, they go into an altered state - a transfixed condition where the eyes, the mind, the breathing of the subject is clearly under the control of an outside force.
Television the programming is one thing: television the medium is something else.
www.koyaanisqatsi.org /films/evidence.php   (464 words)

 On Being Determinedly Literate   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
When television first appeared, it tended to mimick radio, illustrating the general principle that new technologies often begin their lives by imitating the old.
If we have taken hold of television, and if we have done so according to a fixed human nature whose use of any medium is a foregone conlusion, then it seems equally true to say that the medium has taken hold of us.
Television, in all its manifestations, is as complex a web of cultural expressions as you could possibly ask for.
www.praxagora.com /stevet/papers/ong.html   (3457 words)

 KCTS Program Information: Nature
NATURE, television's longest-running weekly natural history series, has won more than 200 honors from the television industry, parent groups, the international wildlife film community and environmental organizations, including the only award ever given to a television program by the Sierra Club.
Filmmakers defy death in the Himalayas while pursuing a legend on NATURE Silent Roar: Searching for the Snow Leopard, the first documentary to capture behavioral details, including mating and hunting, of the ghostly, exquisitely beautiful big cat of the Himalayas.
natural substance in the world, diamonds, from their beginnings in the core of the earth, through mining and acquisition, to the history of the most famous of these extraordinary gems.
www.kcts.org /seriesdetail.asp?N1=NAAT   (1515 words)

 Thirteen/WNET - Online Pressroom - Press Release
NATURE, television's longest-running weekly natural history series, is produced for PBS by Thirteen/WNET New York.
The series has won nearly 250 honors from the television industry, parents groups, the international wildlife film community, and environmental organizations, including the first award given to a TV program by the Sierra Club.
NATURE is made possible in part by Park Foundation.
www.thirteen.org /pressroom/release.php?get=948   (514 words)

 Vision - Reality Bites   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
First there was Candid Camera, an amusing television program that gave us the lighter side of human nature as people were caught expressing themselves in various situations, unaware of the hidden camera.
Burnett admitted at a conference of television executives last year that he was surprised by the outcome of the first Survivor series.
Fox Television’s Love Cruise started with 3,000 applicants, who were sifted down to the 16 singles selected to cruise the Caribbean in a carefully orchestrated soap opera.
www.vision.org /jrnl/0206/realitybites.html   (1803 words)

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I unconsciously learned what McKibben points out, that television does not provide a sense of who we are and where we came from, an intimate connection with the world around us, or many basic skills.
If anything, I still believed myself to be in touch with natural processes because, being the first one home each day, I had to build the fire (between commercial breaks of course).
I was pleasantly surprised by such close opportunities for nature, ranging from small areas on campus, the arboretum, and Ravenna Park, to large tracts of wilderness in the Olympics and Cascades, with mountains, beach, rain forest and desert within a few hours driving distance.
www.com.washington.edu /program/courses/w04/com418/0114_paper3.doc   (1594 words)

 CBC Television | the nature of things
By beginning to learn from nature biomimics are finding out that, in all her activities, nature creates conditions conducive to life.
The television programs put us in touch with several men and women who believe our teachers are all around us.
Instead, biomimics are guided by humility as they begin to learn "from" nature so we can learn to fit in alongside the rest of nature, at last and for good.
www.cbc.ca /natureofthings/show_biomimicry.html   (478 words)

A beginner’s chance of landing an on-air job is remote, except possibly at a small radio station, as a substitute for a familiar announcer, or on the late-night shift at a larger station.
Employment of announcers is expected to decline through 2012, due to the lack of growth of new radio and television stations and consolidation of existing stations, but some job openings will arise from the need to replace those who transfer to other kinds of work or leave the labor force.
Increasing consolidation of radio and television stations, new technology, and the growth of alternative media sources, such as cable television and satellite radio, will contribute to the expected decline in employment of announcers.
stats.bls.gov /oco/ocos087.htm   (1661 words)

 Nature Calls - Conservation :: Young Asia Television   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
Taking those extra steps to protect what we have is the only way us humans are going to hold on to what we have.
This involves the protection and restoration of tree cover to promote the natural means of trapping water.
But sadly, during recent years, illicit timber operations, encroaching agricultural cultivations and the construction of a new road have all contributed to this majestic rainforest losing its once pristine natural bounty.
www.yatv.net /pages/ncconservation.htm   (475 words)

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  Television affects almost of all the subjects in Higher Education, not only altering teaching opportunities because of their new perspectives on communication and dissemination, but also opening up new exciting resources for students as well as lecturers.
  By definition, television is a media, a mean of communication that provides vivid entrainments from every corner of the world for humans to relax after their work.
Television offers something of everything, and we can pick whatever our find the most enlightening.
filebox.vt.edu /users/shli3/shanshan/paper.htm   (2041 words)

 AAP News Reprint: Three-year Study Documents Nature of Television Violence
The academic foundation for the study had been laid by prior research showing the harmful effects of TV programming were threefold: Viewers could learn aggressive attitudes and behavior from watching violence, become desensitized to the seriousness of violence, and become frightened of becoming a victim of real-life violence.
Because television is our children's No. 1 leisure activity, we should not minimize the ongoing impact of its thousands of visual messages on children, especially those at risk for behavioral problems.
Shifrin is the AAP representative to the Oversight Council of the National Television Violence Study and a member of the AAP Committee on Public Education.
www.aap.org /advocacy/shifrin898.htm   (1167 words)

 Conventional Analog Television - An Introduction   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
As with audio recording, television is designed to be perceived by biological components which may differ from person to person.
The CIE diagram is an attempt to precisely quantify the trireceptor nature of human vision.
In the most basic form, color television could simply be implemented by having cameras with three filters (red, green and blue) and then transmitting the three color signals over wires to a receiver with three electron guns and three drive circuits.
www.ee.washington.edu /conselec/CE/kuhn/ntsc/95x4.htm   (3782 words)

 Amazon.co.uk: Violence on Television: An Analysis of Amount, Nature, Location and Origin of Violence in British ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
Violence on Television provides an objective analysis of the violence on television, how much there is and what form it takes.
As well as presenting a quantitative analysis of the amount of violence on television, this research places great emphasis on investigating the character of violent portrayals and the contexts in which they occur.
They also examine the amount and nature of violent portrayals in different programme genres, such as films and drama, entertainment programming, news and factual programmes, and children's programmes.
www.amazon.co.uk /exec/obidos/ASIN/0415172608   (527 words)

 Wisconsin - Nature Conservancy Launches Ad Campaign
The Nature Conservancy has launched a television advertising campaign in Milwaukee to raise awareness of the importance of protecting Wisconsin’s natural areas for future generations and the Conservancy's almost 45 years of conservation in the state.
"In the past, The Nature Conservancy prided itself on being the ‘quiet company of conservation,’ all action and little talk," said Mary Jean Huston, state director of The Nature Conservancy in Wisconsin.
The message communicated by the ad is that most of us have connections to a special lake, river, woods or other natural area either from our childhood or our outdoor adventures later in life.
nature.org /wherewework/northamerica/states/wisconsin/news/news1654.html   (266 words)

 USA Today (Society for the Advancement of Education): The nature of things at PBS
I basically am an urbanite with a love of nature and a lifelong desire to share its wonders with viewers through the magic of television.
Our mission here at "Nature" is to make films that allow the armchair explorer to roam the wilderness while learning about the most fascinating species on the planet.
Nature, however, is not always "out there," which is why my definition of nature is extremely broad.
www.findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_m1272/is_2718_133/ai_n12938315   (1446 words)

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