Too much news can overwhelm consumers and promote anxiety.
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The daily deluge of information produced by the news media can drown consumers in confusion and anxiety, but there are steps you can take to filter out the noise and remain enlightened.
Fox and Friend: Fox News presenter Sean Hannity interviews Donald Trump at a rally in 2018.
The Murdoch-owned cable network was extremely close to the Trump administration and its fans. Now, perhaps not so much.
A sign language interpreter signs as Secretary of State John Kerry testifies in 2013.
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The 30th anniversary of the American with Disabilities Act offers a chance to celebrate the greater inclusion of disabled Americans in mainstream society, but much work remains to be done.
Television’s Unsolved Mysteries – about to be rebooted – deals with true crime on one hand, and supernatural events like alien abductions on the other. They share powerful psychological bonds.
From ‘Father Knows Best’ to ‘D'oh!’
Dads are taking parenting much more seriously. But according to a study of sitcoms, the stereotype of the foolish father remains stubbornly in place.
Actors Dennis Franz and Jimmy Smits on the set of ‘NYPD Blue.’
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For decades, there’s been a concerted effort by law enforcement to ensure their perspectives – and not those of people being policed – dominate prime-time television.
Al Pacino and Logan Lerman play Nazi hunters in the US in Amazon Prime’s new series.
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Amazon’s new TV series series divided the critics, but almost everyone agrees that it takes problematic liberties in its representation of Auschwitz.
Two new screen productions – Ramy and Slam – tell stories embracing the complexity of young Arab and Muslim men in the US and Australia.
Two new screen productions show us the nuances of growing up in Arab and Muslim migrant communities. They’re a refreshing look at stories too seldom told.
‘Scooby-Doo, Where Are You!’ was a funky, lighthearted alternative to the action cartoons that, for years, had dominated Saturday morning lineups.
Demands for regulation of media violence reached a fever pitch after RFK’s assassination, and networks scrambled to insert more kid-friendly fare into their lineups. Enter: the Mystery Machine.
Political fissures extend to the TV screen.
The programs that Americans of all political stripes like to watch seem to be united by a common theme.
Daenerys Targaryen as portrayed by actress Emilia Clarke.
Although the universe of “Game of Thrones” evokes the medieval era, several key figures in the series are directly inspired by characters from Roman antiquity.
The cast made it through 279 episodes.
A physicist reflects on the show’s made-up Nobel Prize-winning theory of ‘super asymmetry’ along with how the series showcased authentic science and role models for future STEM students.
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?
The HBO series can tell us a lot about how we view the Medieval world.
Dwarfanators: a force for good or just an update of the Victorian freak show?
Dwarf wrestling is a spectacle that harks back to the Victorian age of ‘freak shows’.
Expectations were high for the latest project from the creator of The Simpsons.
Although the show was rightly criticised for its lack of diversity, the First Slayer - she who begat all future slayers, including Buffy - was black.
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Buffy the Vampire Slayer, a cult classic, was a series with a diversity problem. News of a new season provides an opportunity for a different kind of storytelling.
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In an era of fast news, The Simpsons’ slow satire continues to reveal new truths about America.
The HBO series was a big hit in 2008, but is it still relevant two decades on?
Racist ‘jokes’ embed negative stereotypes. Here’s why it’s not humourless to refuse to join in.