Building Distrust (01:34)
The pain, tragedy, and destruction of violence affects our social awareness. However, most violence on t.v. is "happy violence" which is swift and thrilling for entertaining. It is pure power play.
Stereotypes in Television (02:40)
Television creates common stories and topics of conversations but the images create divisions and stereotypes of ethnic groups, foreigners, and teenagers.
Verbal Violence (02:55)
What we have in common makes us suspicious. Verbal violence prevails in almost all family sitcoms, especially with the teenagers. This attributes to the erosion of civility and trust.
Women and Violence (02:52)
Documentaries, news and TV shows can make violence look normal. "Jep" scenes are those where a woman is in jeopardy, thus creating vulnerability and greater violence against women.
Men and Violence (04:19)
Society tends to accept men being more violent than women. Violence has become a mechanism for men to live out their manhood. Rarely are male heroes defined by their compassion and love.
News: Fact or Fiction (04:06)
News is actually someone's interpretation of a story. The two types of fiction are stories of invention and fiction by selection. The news confirms people's worst fears.
Business Aspects of TV Violence (01:57)
Television is not free because a hidden tax without representation finances television. Sex and violence mark the bottom line for what attracts people to television stories.
World Market and TV Violence (03:47)
Violent programs never make the top ten in the ratings, but they travel well on the world market. Images need no translation and so violence becomes a part of the marketing formula.
Liberation from the de facto censorship of market control is needed in the television industry. Alternative ways of conceiving and financing programs will break this repressive control.
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