US Telecommunication Industry

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The best way of expressing the impact of viewing the television programs in the United States was well founded even as back as 1961, by Newton Minow, the then Chairperson of Federal Communications Commission. …

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With the radical change in the viewing patterns, the commercial programs have made at least a majority of the viewers, slaves to the unworthy programs with no content and value. On close observation it may be found that most of the time the viewers just use their remote controls to surf the various channels, without really being absorbed in any of the programs being beamed over the number of cable TV channels. This shows the general dissatisfaction among the normal viewers about the quality of the programs they watch; but still they would continue to do the 'surfing' instead of watching some meaningful programs which add to the intellect of the people concerned. No amount of technological advancement in the commercial as well as public broadcasting has changed this attitude among the viewers. By public broadcasting this essay denotes the news/public affairs TV productions including educational programs which have been invaded by the so called commercial programs. With this background this paper attempts to present an analytical report on the contradiction prevalent in the US ...
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