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The End of Television?

  • Tue, Mar 2 2010
    • Elihu Katz

Is television dead? The classic television era of the 1950s and 1960s, characterized by limited choices of programs broadcast on over-the-air channels to families as if they were seated around a hearth, has given way to a new era. Now, satellite, cable and new technologies offer a multitude of choices for viewing what we like; when we like; where we like; on a variety of screens, telephones, and websites. On February 19, 2010, scholars gathered at the Annenberg School for Communication to discuss the overreaching sociological impacts of television over the past 60 years and the way it has impacted…

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