Race against Prime Time

This case study in media bias examines how ABC, CBS, and NBC network affiliates covered civil unrest in Miami's predominantly black Liberty Hill neighborhood following the 1980 acquittal of police officers for the killing of a local resident. Taking viewers behind the scenes of the newsrooms th...

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Corporate Author: Films for the Humanities & Sciences (Firm), Films Media Group., California Newsreel (Firm)
Language: English
Published: New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2012], c1985.
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Notes: Encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on October 19, 2012.
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Summary: This case study in media bias examines how ABC, CBS, and NBC network affiliates covered civil unrest in Miami's predominantly black Liberty Hill neighborhood following the 1980 acquittal of police officers for the killing of a local resident. Taking viewers behind the scenes of the newsrooms that reported the story, the documentary examines the ways in which television reporting typically represents African-Americans - local broadcasters anoint black community spokespersons, characterize whites as victims and blacks as rioters, and fail to place the disturbances within the context of decades of racial injustice.
Item Description: Encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on October 19, 2012.
Films on Demand is distributed by Films Media Group for Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware.
Physical Description: 1 streaming video file (58 min.) : sd., col.
Format: Mode of access: Internet.
System requirements: FOD playback platform.
Audience: 6 & up.
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