AND THAT'S THE WAY IT IS: A Look Back at 70 Years of TV News

Date: June 1, 2021
Time: 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Location: Show map
JCC of Middlesex County
1775 Oak Tree Road
Edison, NJ 08820

Contact: Sue Horwitz
Phone: 732.494.3232

Presenter: Brian Rose
Tuesday, June 1, 2021 at 1:30PM

Television news has undergone remarkable transformations in the last seven decades.  Beginning with the Camel News Caravan with John Cameron Swayze in 1948, evening newscast drew tens of millions of viewers nightly, and expanded from 15-minutes to 30-minutes when Walter Cronkite became the anchor of the CBS Evening News in 1963.  With the launch of CNN in 1980, TV news expanded to 24 hours a day, seven days a week – and a new era in television journalism was born.  Americans no longer had to wait until 6:30pm to get their news but could tune in any time to find out what was happening, all over the world.  In 1996, TV news would change once again with the launch of two new 24/7 cable channels:  MSNBC and six months later the Fox News Channel, which introduced a more partisan approach to news coverage that would have enormous implications on American political life.  This presentation will look at these sweeping changes and examine the impact – both good and bad – of television journalism over the last six decades. 

Brian Rose is a retired Professor in the Department of Communication ad Media Studies at Fordham University’s College at Lincoln Center, where he taught since 1982.  He has written several books on television history and cultural programming, and conducted more than a hundred Q&As with leading directors, actors, and writers for the Academy of Motion Picture Arts  Sciences, the Screen Actors Guild, and the British Academy of Film and Television Arts, and he Directors’ Guild of America.

This program is co-sponsored by The Jewish Federation in the Heart of New Jersey.


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