Teaching young people to analyze TV commercials will serve them well in other areas of life, researchers say.
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Thanks to the prevalence of technology, children are exposed to thousands of commercials a year. How can parents make their children more aware of how commercials influence what they think and do?
An early comics book writer inspired today’s TV writing. The Umbrella Academy (Netflix), based on the comic book by Gerard Way and Gabriel Bá, tops binge-worthy TV lists this month. Mary J. Blige plays Cha-Cha, an assassin that can travel through time.
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Our current golden age of TV storytelling is influenced by comic books, in particular, one writer: Chris Claremont pushed boundaries and gave audiences strong female leads and deeply involved dramas.
Unlike many of his predecessors, the US president is no vulture of culture.
A man viewing the LG OLED TV Massive Curve of Nature at the International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas last week.
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Take note anyone planning to purchase an 8K television in the near future: Australians may have difficulty accessing image quality that will match the screen's potential.
The more laundry you do, the more you can save with efficient washers.
People who use an appliance a lot save more from an energy efficient model. With the right app, they could easily get a sense of their own potential savings when they shop.
Protesters fill the streets outside the 1968 Democratic National Convention in Chicago.
This year, The Conversation celebrated the 50th anniversary of 1968 with its first podcast, 'Heat and Light.' These are some of the most interesting stories we uncovered – ones that still resonate in 2018.
Sleep deprivation among teens spiked after 2012 – just as smartphone use became common.
Some say the hysteria over screen time echoes parents' worries that their kids were watching too much TV in the 1980s. But new studies show there's nothing overblown about parents' growing concern.
After 28 years on screen, the controversial character of Apu is set to be written out of The Simpsons.
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Writing Apu out of The Simpsons is a simplistic solution to the issue of diversity in media. Instead, we need to support programming created by people of colour.
Cartoons often have scenes of physical or verbal violence.
Children exposed to scenes of violence may develop a view that the world is more dangerous than it actually is.
How many times have you heard “get out of the way!” when someone is trying to change the channel?
Even the Voyager spacecraft are controlled remotely, 20 billion kilometres away. It takes 20 hours for instructions to travel from Earth to the spacecraft but we can do it -- using a remote.
If screens are kept at an arm’s length, measures of well-being tend to improve.
As their kids get older, should parents should be more – not less – vigilant?
A man watches CNN at a sports bar in Everett, Wash.
If you disagree with the political slant of the network, it might color your views of others in the room – and change your behavior.
Warren Clarke, Richard Harrington, Ruby Bentall, Aidan Turner, and Kyle Soller in Poldark.
The next time you watch a duel on television or in a film, it might be worth recalling the history and meaning of this very serious rite of honour.
Republican presidential candidate Richard Nixon smiles for the cameras during a 1968 news conference.
Fifty years ago, an insurance agent named Paul Simpson was convinced of rampant bias on the evening news. So he embarked on a project to record each broadcast and store them at Vanderbilt University.
Fans celebrate watching the World Cup on TV as France beat Croatia 4-2.
Fans have shown they're willing to watch major sporting events on devices other than traditional TVs, but the technology is letting them down.
In Season 3 of ‘Parts Unknown,’ Anthony Bourdain took viewers to Tanzania.
When covering Africa, Bourdain rejected the monolithic way media outlets have historically depicted the continent's diverse cultures and populations.
Will and Grace are out of retirement – along with a host of other TV characters.
'Will & Grace,' 'The X-Files,' 'Fuller House,' 'Arrested Development' – the list goes on. If we're in the midst of a TV renaissance, why are networks and their viewers looking to the past?
Roseanne Barr at an event for the 75th Golden Globe Awards this year.
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The decision to cancel the series – and remove it from air in Australia – demonstrates there is a clear line that even money can’t cross.
A North Korean newscaster reports on the Inter-Korean summit during an April 28 broadcast.
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The reclusive country’s media is tightly controlled and choreographed. But a close look at the tone and focus of the coverage can shed light on the regime’s priorities and resolve.
The flat screened babysitter is part of growing up.