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Sharp, Elaine B. – Communication Research: An International Quarterly, 1984
Deals with an open-government innovation that many cities are adopting: television coverage of city council meetings. Survey data show that less-educated, lower-income, and minority individuals watch the coverage at least as much as the more-advantaged segments of the community. Reasons for television viewing are explored. (PD)
Descriptors: Audience Analysis, City Government, Meetings, Programing (Broadcast)
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Carlson, James – Communication Research: An International Quarterly, 1983
Survey of students (grades 6-12) reveals that those who were heavy viewers of crime shows were more likely to have anticivil libertarian attitudes. Results indicate that television entertainment may be an important source of political learning. (PD)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Children, Civil Liberties, Law Enforcement