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Prisuta, Robert H. – Journalism Quarterly, 1979
A survey of more than 600 Michigan high school students suggests that adolescents who prefer television news and public affairs programs tend to feel their families, friends, and schools think public affairs are important; tend to be older; and tend not to be from a minority racial background. (GT)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Age Differences, News Reporting, Predictor Variables
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Hur, Kenneth K.; Robinson, John P. – Journalism Quarterly, 1978
A survey revealed that a larger percentage of blacks than of whites had watched the television drama "Roots," considered it accurate, and discussed it with friends. The program's influence on the racial attitude of whites was found to be less than many media observers had believed. (GW)
Descriptors: Attitude Change, Black Attitudes, Black History, Blacks
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Payne, David E.; Peake, Christy A. – Journalism Quarterly, 1977
Examines the effects of exposure to United States television programs on Icelandic respondents aged 11 through 14, with regard to respondents' attitudes toward the United States and knowledge of United States culture. (GW)
Descriptors: Adolescents, American Culture, Attitudes, Children