by Margaret Haerens


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Each title in the highly acclaimed Opposing Viewpoints series explores a specific issue by placing expert opinions in a unique pro/con format; the viewpoints are selected from a wide range of highly respected and often hard-to-find publications.; ; "Each volume in the Opposing Viewpoints Series could serve as a model…not only providing access to a wide diversity of opinions, but also stimulating readers to do further research for group discussion and individual interest. Both shrill and moderate, th

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ISBN-13: 9780737752441
Publisher: Greenhaven Publishing
Publication date: 02/24/2011
Series: Opposing Viewpoints Series
Pages: 224
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range: 14 - 17 Years

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Table of Contents

Why Consider Opposing Viewpoints? 11

Introduction 14

Chapter 1 What Values Does Television Promote?

Chapter Preface 18

1 Television Reflects Societal Values Anna Stewart 20

2 Television Does Not Accurately Reflect Societal Values Dinesh D'Souza 24

3 Television Offers Programs with Family-Friendly Values Greg Beato 31

4 Television Does Not Offer Enough Family-Friendly Programs L. Brent Bozell III 37

5 Television Promotes Gay Stereotypes Ramin Setoodeh 42

6 Gay Roles on Television Have Evolved Beyond Stereotypes Kevin Hilke 46

7 Television Promotes Torture Dahlia Lithwick 52

8 Television Reflects National Debate on Torture Chris Barsanti 57

Periodical Bibliography 64

Chapter 2 What Are the Issues of Reality Television?

Chapter Preface 66

1 Reality Television Is Exploitative Colleen Carroll Campbell 68

2 Reality Television Is Escapist Entertainment Emili Johnson 72

3 Reality Television Addresses Hot-Button Issues Michael Hirschorn 76

4 Reality Television Debases Society Jonah Goldberg 82

5 Courtroom Television Shows Are Entertaining and Educational Lisa Respers France 86

6 Courtroom Television Shows Present a Distorted View of the American Legal System Erika Lane 90

7 Prison Television Educates Viewers About the Prison Experience James Parker 98

8 Prison Television Offers a Skewed View of the Prison Experience Dawn K. Cecil Jennifer L. Leitner 104

Periodical Bibliography 112

Chapter 3 How Does Television Advertising Affect Society?

Chapter Preface 114

1 Television Ads Reflect Society Nathan Hoofnel 116

2 Television Ads Are Becoming More Indecent Linda Chavez 122

3 Advocacy Ads Should Be Allowed Tracy Clark-Flory 126

4 Networks Should Have Consistent Standards for Airing Advocacy Ads Jeffrey Lord 131

5 Infomercials Are an Effective Way of Advertising Matthew Maudlin 141

6 Infomercials Are Useless and Prey on the Vulnerable John Jacobs 145

7 DVRs Threaten Television Advertising BusinessWeek 149

8 DVRs Benefit Television Advertising PR Newswire 153

Periodical Bibliography 158

Chapter 4 How Should Television Be Regulated?

Chapter Preface 160

1 The Government Must Regulate Indecency on Television L. Brent Bozell III 162

2 The Government Should Not Strictly Regulate Indecency on Television Jesse Walker 167

3 The Government Should Strictly Regulate Television Violence John D. Rockefeller IV 172

4 The Government Should Not Strictly Regulate Television Violence Jack Shafer 177

5 The Government Should Regulate the Volume Levels of Television Commercials Bruce Simmons 183

6 The Government Should Not Regulate the Volume Levels of Television Commercials Adam Thierer 187

Periodical Bibliography 191

For Further Discussion 192

Organizations to Contact 195

Bibliography of Books 200

Index 203

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