ERIC Number: ED260481
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985
Reference Count: N/A
Television Looks at Aging.
Briller, Bert R., Ed.; Knight, Pamela, Ed.
How television is helping to make older adults more visible by drawing attention to their needs and by recognizing their contributions to society is examined in this book, which presents a sample of television programing in the 1980s. The book begins with an introduction by Mary Cassata that surveys the literature on television's roles as both mirror and molder of the changing and often conflicting images of older citizens. It then presents brief descriptions of television programs that deal with the elderly and with issues of particular interest to or concerning them, including housing, economics, ability in aging people, health, death, coping, society's attitudes, gray power, relating to other generations, and adapting to aging. The final section of the book presents descriptions of programs that depicted older adults who have remained vital people. A list of television stations represented is included. (EL)
Publication Type: Reference Materials - Bibliographies; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Television Information Office, New York, NY.