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Global Television

Global Television

This video was recorded at MIT Communications Forum. There's a lot that seems familiar on TV in other countries, and indeed, as these panelists recount, there's been a flow across borders of TV content and style nearly as long as the medium's been around. William Uricchio tells us that although TV technology developed "as a genuinely global phenomenon," in Stalin's Russia, Nazi Germany and in the USA, after World War II, TV became synonymous with American culture. This was no accident, says Uricchio, since it was pushed by the USIA as an American invention "to combat Communism and to help civilize and conquer the world, make it an American marketplace." Over time, this influence has broadened as a result of direct program sales (Germans went crazy for Dallas); the model of American... Show More
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