ERIC Number: ED461356
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996
Reference Count: N/A
The TV Book: The Kids' Guide to Talking Back.
This book is a guide for encouraging critical television viewing skills in children, allowing them to make up their own minds about the power and influence of television. The introduction addresses the importance of television in North America and compares viewing patterns with those in other countries. The text throughout is accompanied by sidebars and attention-grabbing graphics. Each chapter concludes with a profile interview, including one with the casting director of the hit television series, "The X Files." Topics include the creation of special effects, issues surrounding television shows that entice viewers to watch, "behind the scenes" profiles, and the future of television. A list of media agencies that children can contact and tips for effective letter writing are included. (AEF)
Descriptors: Advertising, Audience Response, Childhood Attitudes, Children, Critical Viewing, Decision Making, Programming (Broadcast), Special Effects, Television Viewing, Visual Literacy
Firefly Books Ltd., 4 Daybreak Lane, Westport, CT 06880-2157 ($12.95). Tel: 800-387-5085 (Toll Free); Tel: 203-222-9700; Fax: 800-387-5085 (Toll Free); e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; Web site: http://www.fireflybooks.com.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Ontario Council for the Arts, Toronto.; Canada Council, Ottawa (Ontario).
Authoring Institution: N/A