Friday, March 20, 2009

When Television Inspires Reading

It’s most common to think about television as the starting point for a lot of our intellectual evils. It’s a position we’ve gotten used to; are comfortable with. The LA Times Jacket Copy blog argues for the opposite position and, with it, the smartening up of American television:
Critics habitually lambaste TV for dumbing down American society: And though some may find that point hard to refute, a handful of noteworthy shows present evidence to the contrary, as literary classics, carefully placed in episodes, have created positive outcomes.


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