Monthly Archives: April 2012

Questions Worth Asking (Maybe)

Will the fallout ever end for the Brits with the Murdoch/News Corp. scandals? That would be a big no.  Latest word is that British Culture Minister Jeremy Hunt is going end his political career for helping News Corp. take full … Continue reading

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Link Ch. 9 – Univision and telenovelas

Telenovelas, the Spanish-language (and Portuguese) soap operas that are so popular throughout Central and South American have found a home in the United States on the Univision Spanish-langauge broadcast network. Univision has the fifth-largest audience for a broadcast network in … Continue reading

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Link Ch. 9 – Puppets Explain Nielsen Ratings

A great video explaining how Nielsen’s television ratings work created by data visualization agency JESS3 for ESPN.

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Link Ch. 9 – Jon Stewart and the Daily Show

Jon Stewart has made a name for himself not only as a comedian but also as a journalist and journalism critic.  Here are several links and videos that illustrate just who Jon Stewart is: Jon Stewart ranked as one of … Continue reading

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Good Friday, Dr. King, and the Letter from a Birmingham Jail

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. always understood symbolism and that words and actions had to match each other. That’s why he marched and got arrested in Birmingham, Alabama on Good Friday, 1963. While he was jailed there over Holy Week, … Continue reading

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Link Ch. 8 – The Bechdel Test

There are lots of movies with great relationships between men.  There are a number of movies with interesting roles for women.  But how many movies out there feature multiple major female characters who interact with each other?  That’s the question … Continue reading

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Questioning The Hunger Games

So the movie of The Hunger Games is out, and it’s been an enormous success.  Here are some questions the movie might raise: That whole death lottery things seems familiar.  Haven’t I read that kind of story before? Yes, in … Continue reading

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Link Ch. 8 – Trailer for “The Artist”

The Artist won a host of Oscars in 2012, including Best Actor and Best Picture.  Not bad for a black & white silent movie….

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Link Ch. 8 – Tyler Perry’s Hollywood Success

Vanity Fair  – Tyler Perry was the number #2 African American Hollywood star for 2010 Never mind the fact that he actually lives in Atlanta…. Box Office Mojo – The box office success of Tyler Perry He’s produced a reliably … Continue reading

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Link Ch. 8 – Original 1975 Jaws trailer

This is the trailer for the original summer blockbuster Jaws released in the summer of 1975.

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