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Society & Culture

Chris Hedges: The Day That TV News Died
Society & Culture  (tags: abuse, activists, americans, culture, death, dishonesty, education, ethics, family, freedoms, government, law, media, politics, religion, rights, society, TV )

Kit
- 797 days ago - truth-out.org
Donahue and Bill Moyers, the last honest men on national television, were the only two major TV news personalities who presented the viewpoints of those of us who challenged the rush to war in Iraq.
CANADA: Spectacle of Stanley Cup Riots Continues: Criminal Trials to Be Televised
Society & Culture  (tags: society, politics, culture, rights, safety, tv, humans, law, government, freedoms, ethics, crime, world )

Cal
- 1334 days ago - vancouverobserver.com
Clark: Stanely cup riots attacked British Columbians' sense of safety, riots to be on prime time TV
Oprah Launches A Network On Her OWN
Society & Culture  (tags: media, society, Oprah, tv, news, humans )

Cal
- 1613 days ago - npr.org
One of the world's most powerful media figures is launching a risky new project this week -- OWN, the Oprah Winfrey Network.
TAKE ACTION NOW! FCC: Create a "Sexual Violence" Warning for Television Shows
Society & Culture  (tags: politics, rights, society, tv, rape, ratings, violence, movies, ethics, culture, arts, americans, law, government, freedoms, women )

Cal
- 769 days ago - change.org
Right now, millions of sexual violence survivors are at risk for re-traumatization from the television programs they watch. But there's one easy thing the FCC can do to stop that -- create a "sexual violence" content warning for television.
60 Minutes' 'Cleantech Crash' Segment Misses The Point, Critics Charge (VIDEO)
Society & Culture  (tags: environment, media, news, tv, ethics, dishonesty, society )

Carrie
- 511 days ago - huffingtonpost.com
A recent "60 Minutes" segment is drawing sharp criticism for its pessimistic take on the green technology sector, which questioned whether clean tech has become a "dirty word."
Dying 'Simpsons' Co-Creator Sam Simon to Give Away Fortune to Charity
Society & Culture  (tags: culture, celebrity, THESimpsons, Sam Simon, tv, sadness, philanthropy, society, news )

Cal
- 674 days ago - nydailynews.com
Terminally ill with colon cancer, one of the key players behind the beloved Fox animated series pledged his royalties from the show to a handful of nonprofit organizations.
RIP: Bob Simon, '60 Minutes' Correspondent, Killed In NYC Car Crash
Society & Culture  (tags: tv, obituary, celebrity, society )

Cal
- 109 days ago - npr.org
Longtime 60 Minutes correspondent Bob Simon was killed in a car crash on Wednesday. He was 73.
Trust in Fox News in Sharp Decline; PBS Is Most Trusted
Society & Culture  (tags: americans, corruption, culture, education, ethics, family, freedoms, gayrights, government, internet, law, media, news, politics, rights, society, tv )

Kit
- 1592 days ago - alternet.org
Both moderates (from -15 to -32) and liberals (from -40 to -76) have almost completely abandoned Fox. But it remains the most trusted by any one ideological group (conservatives, at 72-16) of any of the networks except PBS' 76-11 with liberals.
Comic Powerhouse Harvey Korman Dies at 81
Society & Culture  (tags: celebrity, death, media, news, sadness, tv, humor, funny )

Ginger
- 2559 days ago - customwire.ap.org
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Harvey Korman, the tall, versatile comedian who won four Emmys for his outrageously funny contributions to "The Carol Burnett Show" and played a conniving politician to hilarious effect in "Blazing Saddles," died Thursday. He was 81.
23 Things Everyone Believes That Have Been Disproven By MythBusters
Society & Culture  (tags: Mythbusters, interesting, media, movies, culture, humans, tv )

Carrie
- 655 days ago - thoughtcatalog.com
A list of 23 things we may have believed to be true, but aren't.
5 of the Biggest Hacks in American Media
Society & Culture  (tags: politics, media, culture, society, news, tv )

Cal
- 1259 days ago - alternet.org
Excerpted from Alex Pareene and Salon's 2011 Hack List, here are five of the worst, most predictable and least interesting pundits in America.
TAKE ACTION NOW! Cancel Duck Dynasty
Society & Culture  (tags: freedoms, gayrights, media, ethics, Duck Dynasty, society, politics, culture, tv )

Cal
- 530 days ago - thepetitionsite.com
Duck Dynasty Cast memeber Phil Robertson states the defintion of sin is "Start with homosexual behavior and just morph out from there," such as bestiality" http://bigstory.ap.org/article/patriarch-duck-dyna sty-after-gay-comments
African Wildlife Art and Paintings By Guy Coheleach
Society & Culture  (tags: artists, art, wildlife, wildanimals, PBS, tv, education )

Raffi
- 2177 days ago - guycoheleachart.com
In the last seventeen years, Guy Coheleach has had one-man exhibitions displayed at major museums in 36 Cities across America, from Los Angeles to New York. Along with over a hundred one-man commercial shows in various cities, Guy Coheleach's work
THE AUDIENCE IS NOT STUPID: THE BACKWARD LOGIC OF CHINA'S TV CENSORS
Society & Culture  (tags: censorship, China, world, rights, news, politics, ethics, culture, society, law, government, freedoms, abuse, media, tv )

Cal
- 1196 days ago - worldcrunch.com
After a series of bans on game shows and dance contests, Chinese television now faces new restrictions on foreign programming. But even beyond its wariness of the outside world, Beijing doesn't understand that stifling popular culture can eventually kill
 

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