ERIC Number: ED409220
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995-Aug-5
Reference Count: N/A
Just Images. Television News Coverage of High-Profile Criminal Trials.
Trossman, Mindy S.
This guide describes "Just Images" a series of television programs and exhibitions that offers a public forum for analyzing television's influential portrayals of trials, lawyers, and the legal system. Contending that television portrayals of high-profile trials has altered the public's perception of law and the role of lawyers in the legal process, the program aims to better understand the interactions of mass communication, the legal profession, and the public's involvement in legal conflict. The pamphlet provides a brief history of criminal trials on television and describes several television excerpts that are contained in the Museum of Broadcast Communications collection. Additionally, the pamphlet briefly describes the backgrounds and qualifications of the moderator and panelists who appear in the scheduled television programs. (TSV)
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Courts, Criminal Law, Cultural Influences, Elementary Secondary Education, Instructional Materials, Mass Media Effects, Mass Media Role, Programming (Broadcast), Social Attitudes, Social Control, Social Influences, Social Studies, Television Curriculum, Television Research, Television Viewing, Violence
American Bar Association, Division for Public Education, 541 N. Fairbanks Court, Chicago, IL 60611-3314.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Community; Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: American Bar Association, Chicago, IL. Public Education Div.; Museum of Broadcast Communications, Chicago, IL.