Ronald Reagan is at the heart of the modern American politics of advertising, public relations, and a television in every home.
In the 1950s, the world went quiz-show crazy. But something was rotten inside Hollywood—the shows were packed with ringers.
The world represented in the media greatly influences our understanding and beliefs about reality. But our lived experiences might be more important.
Studies show that viewers do gain political knowledge through daytime television and other forms of "soft news."
Ever since Kennedy-Nixon, televised debates have given viewers an insight into candidates' policies—and their personalities, too.