Global Eye, The (1989-1997)
- 1997 ----- color ----- 47 min ----- vhs
The Gulf War demonstrates the global nature of television news, and how its presence can shape the events it witnesses. As new global news titans vie for network supremacy, the world news is shown to be changing fundamentally. The question of whether network news will remain the watchdog of democracy, or lose its position to other media, is discussed. The networks seem willing to gamble with their credibility in pursuit of higher ratings. Tonya Harding, Michael Fayne, Lorraina Bobbit, O. J. Simpson and their stories threaten to turn news reporting in tabloid sensationalism. The final section addresses the need for Canadian news reporting to avoid the pitfalls of siphoning off American news rather than establishing their own definable parameters.
- Topics: (Canadian Studies, Communications, Political Science, Political Science: American, Television)