Are we being challenged?

Television is for everyone, rich or poor. When you tune into a station at a particular time everyone sees the same thing; the word “broadcasting” means sending out a signal for everyone to receive as long as they had the proper equipment. Since television broadcasting began in the 1950s, producers have crafted shows that entertain and those that challenge the audience.

Early in the television era, producers adapted radio shows to television and created new ones based on the “radio with pictures” model; but as the medium developed, producers incrementally challenged their audience over the airwaves until cable changed the type of content the industry produced.

 

 

This is the first in a series on controversial and challenging media and will be continued in future posts.