A TV guide: thinking about what we watch

United States, 1978

Film
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A police show, a commercial and other vignettes lead children through an investigation of the “reality” and values on television. Racial and sexual stereotypes, job depictions and easy solutions to problems, are examined.

Credits

production company

Churchill Films

producer

George McQuilkin

director
Duration

00:17:02:00

Production places
United States
Production dates
1978

Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

011238

Language

English

Subject categories

Advertising, Film, Journalism, Mass Media & TV → Mass media - Social aspects

Advertising, Film, Journalism, Mass Media & TV → Television

Advertising, Film, Journalism, Mass Media & TV → Television - Psychological aspects

Advertising, Film, Journalism, Mass Media & TV → Television advertising

Advertising, Film, Journalism, Mass Media & TV → Television and children

Advertising, Film, Journalism, Mass Media & TV → Television and children - United States - Psychological aspects

Advertising, Film, Journalism, Mass Media & TV → Television broadcasting - Social aspects

Advertising, Film, Journalism, Mass Media & TV → Television viewers

Documentary

Documentary → Documentary films - United States

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Mass media - Social aspects

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Racism

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Reality

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Television broadcasting - Social aspects

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Values

Education, Instruction, Teaching & Schools → Education

Educational & Instructional

Educational & Instructional → Instructional

Family, Gender Identity, Relationships & Sexuality → Child psychology

Family, Gender Identity, Relationships & Sexuality → Values

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Child psychology

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Stereotype (Psychology)

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Values

Short films

Short films → Short films - United States

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Colour

Holdings

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

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