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Children and Television: Lessons from Sesame Street


reviewed by Rita Wicks Poulos — 1975

coverTitle: Children and Television: Lessons from Sesame Street
Author(s): Gerald S. Lesser
Publisher: John Wiley, New York
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Children and Television: Lessons From Sesame Street Gerald S. Lesser. New York: Random House, 1974. $10.00. 290 pp. Throughout most of this century there has been concern about the potential impact of the entertainment media on society. Focusing first on literature and then on the motion picture, interest shifted in the 1950s to the growing medium of television. With the realization that television's visual-audio displays could be especially compelling, the general public, as well as educators, psychologists, sociologists, and pediatricians reacted both with criticism of on-going programming and optimism for the future. Relatively soon, though, criticism became the predominant response. And so in 1955, the renowned sociologist Paul F. Lazarsfeld addressed a congressional hearing on the matter with these words: "Let me draw your attention to the fact that everyone talks about bad television programs and the effects which they have; but actually it would be much more constructive and enlightening to... (preview truncated at 150 words.)


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 76 Number 4, 1975, p. 698-702
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 1385, Date Accessed: 10/21/2017 3:39:26 PM

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