A Little Political Knowledge Is…Much Better Than Nothing
Studies show that viewers do gain political knowledge through daytime television and other forms of "soft news."
How Televising Presidential Debates Changed Everything
Ever since Kennedy-Nixon, televised debates have given viewers an insight into candidates' policies—and their personalities, too.
“Stranger Things” and the Psychic Nosebleed
Where did we get the idea that using psychic or telekinetic powers makes a person's nose bleed?
Is TV for Toddlers Really that Bad?
BabyFirstTV, a channel aimed specifically at toddlers is headed for US TV.
Why Bias Helps News Channels—and Maybe Viewers Too
According to a 2005 paper about bias in newspapers, reporting that tries to play things straight down the middle isn't necessarily a winning move.
The Sociology of Mork and Mindy
Mork, from Mork and Mindy, was "subversive with an anarchistic strain of defiance for convention" according to a scholarly analysis.