MIT 21L.432 Understanding Television, Spring 2003

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Instructor: David Thorburn

The subtitle of this course for the spring 2003 term is "American Television: A Cultural History." The class takes a cultural approach to television's evolution as a technology and system of representation, considering television as a system of storytelling and myth-making, and as a cultural practice, studied from anthropological, literary, and cinematic perspectives. The course focuses on prime-time commercial broadcasting, the medium's technological and economic history, and theoretical perspectives. There is much required viewing as well as readings in media theory and cultural interpretation.

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Chapter 1: MIT 21L.432 Understanding Television, Spring 2003

  • Lesson 1
    Class 1: Introduction | MIT…
    01:06:54
  • Lesson 2
    Class 3: Television As A Cu…
    45:53
  • Lesson 3
    Class 5: The Broadcast Era …
    01:11:53
  • Lesson 4
    Class 10: TV Genres | MIT 2…
    47:40
  • Lesson 5
    Class 16: TV Genres | MIT 2…
    01:10:53
  • Lesson 6
    Class 18: TV Genres | MIT 2…
    01:03:40

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