ERIC Number: ED083835
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973-Jun
Reference Count: 0
Talking Faces, Eating Time, and Electronic Catharsis.
Given that public television must often resort to "talking faces" to fill time (because discussion programs are so cheap to produce), consideration needs to be given to how to do this in audience-attracting ways. One particularly useful method is to pattern the discussion on the enduring human ritual of the sacrifice: with the audience as communicants represented by questioners, some highly placed sacrificial victim is called upon to answer for all the inadquacies of present conditions. (RH)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Corporation for Public Broadcasting, Washington, DC.; National Endowment for the Arts, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Center for Experiments in Television, San Francisco, CA.
Note: Paper presented at the Conference on Television: Art and Information (Asilomar, California, June 8-10, 1973); See also EM 011 627, 628, and 630