Show 01: Three Reasons Why You Shouldn't Watch Television
(April 12, 2005 program)

 

Reason #1: Television is not informing you

“The machinery of contemporary media is not a minor mechanism. Though today’s media reach more Americans than ever before, they are controlled by the smallest number of owners than ever before. In 1983 there were fifty dominant media corporations; today there are five. These five corporations decide what most citizens will – or will not – learn.”
-- Ben H. Bagdikian, “The New Media Monopoly.” 2004.

The Billion Dollar Players: Television Network Revenue Update 2004

Television's Hidden Agenda

"We prefer markets and competition to regulation wherever possible. You've got to have competition first and then deregulation."
-- new FCC chairman Kevin Martin, April 6, 2005

Example #1: General Electric

SEC RULES IN PETA’S FAVOR IN DISPUTE WITH GENERAL ELECTRIC -- March 24, 2005

Example #2: ExxonMobil



The Chad Cameroon Petroleum Development and Pipeline Project: Risky Business


ExxonMobil: Record Revenue, Production Up

Washington’s quest for world domination
Behind the Wolfowitz, Bolton appointments

 

Reason #2: Television is not entertaining you

Television Advertising: Past, Present and Future

The role of advertising in television

Reason #3: Watching television is not good for your body

Television Addiction Identification and Self-Help Guide

The Television Attention Deficit

TV Violence and Children

Television, Diet and Advertising: Why Watching TV Makes You Fat.


 

News

Attacks on Judges (Schiavo case)

"An independent judiciary must be a co-equal branch of government. Judges must be shielded from the pressure of mob politics.
Their job is to interpret fairly and impartially how the law applies to particular sets of facts, not to bend this way or that based on the passions of the moment."
-- The Philadelphia Inquirer, Sunday April 10, 2005

 

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