We’ve all seen stuff on TV that we felt was questionable at times.
Whether it be the infamous Wardrobe Malfunction at the Super Bowl to graphic news coverage, there have been times that TV producers have pushed the envelope more than they should in order to meet artistic goals (or to gain a little press for themselves).
No longer is after 10p considered safe harbor for language or nudity, as cable channels don’t have to adhere to the same FCC regulations that broadcasters have to contend with. So the broadcasters are forced to make programming decisions that reflect today’s society.
But just because they CAN make these choices, doesn’t mean they SHOULD make these choices.
Media and Culture: An Introduction to Mass Communication
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Language is a funny thing.
Have you ever wondered how some terms become so well known, so indoctrinated, that you could travel around the world and hear the same words and phrases and know exactly what they mean? Who knew that cab drivers everywhere would know what “fast, fast” means?
Words on a Shirt
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If you’ve never had the opportunity to visit the Old Country (Germany, Italy, France, etc), you’ll be amazed at how history surrounds you at every turn when you do finally make it over there.
Everywhere you look will be some ancient building or piece of art, forever preserved for the never-ending crowds of ooh-ing and aahh-ing tourists. Even just stepping out of the high-speed, modern train station in Venice is like stepping immediately into the 14th century (get to Venice while you can, before it sinks away into the sea forever – it’s worth the trip).
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