Presentation on theme: "TELEVISION, HISTORY, AND U.S. SOCIAL MOVEMENTS. Television and History Television as eyewitness Television as chronicler Television as historian."— Presentation transcript:
Civil rights and newscasts Sympathy for integrationists White segregationists as “Other,” deviant White southern moderate Leaders of civil rights organizations, especially MLK Worthy African American subjects Emphasis on interracial composition of movement
Civil rights and newscasts: omissions African American activists Heterogeneity of movement Equivalent mourning for African American victims
Television and History Television as eyewitness Television as chronicler Television as historian Television as societal mirror Television as target
WLBT, United Church of Christ v. FCC History of discriminatory programming practices Everett Parker, RLT Smith, Aaron Henry United Church of Christ v. FCC (1966) Standing, “representative” and “responsible”
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