While most of us are aware of community access television -- those cable channels that are reserved for local government and public access programming -- few people recognize what an important resource this is for communities throughout the nation.
Although many shows are rich with competing messages and opportunities to supply interpretations that conflict with dominant readings, television doesn't always tackle social issues as quickly as some viewers might like.
Revolt TV and Pivot, two new networks that are targeting Millennials as their primary audience, explain how they are going to attract a generation of digital and social media obsessives who are widely regarded as having little if any interest in conventional broadcast or cable TV.
There seems to be an inverse relationship between Hollywood and the general economy. According to the National Association of Theatre Owners during six of the past eight recessions in the U.S., box office and admissions sales increased.