Power in Television and Society

Power in Television and Society

There is always a struggle for power. Whether we are trying to become a supervisor at work, or fighting for a million dollars, the quest for power is nearly constant. This is also true in television. The current trend of reality call in shows puts the power in the hands of the voting audience, yet the network still decides what to show us and when to show it. In the struggle for television supremacy is the audience really in control? Do we, the audience, have any authority/power in dictating what we see on television? Or is the power that we seem to have just an illusion? How important is power in our society? How does that importance of power play out on our television screens?

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