Date of Award
Master of Arts (MA)
Special Education and Communication Disorders
Dr. John K. Brilhart
The production of news and editorial comment is considered by many to be American television's finest contribution to the viewing public. This seems to be corroborated by the steady increase of viewer reliance on television as a major source of news and comment since 1959.1 In more recent polls (Broadcasting, 1971, p. 24), the people naming television as their primary source of information rose to 60 percent, while those naming newspapers dropped to 48 percent.
Bowring, Louis Timmerman, "The effects of a newscaster's nonverbal cues on the persuasiveness of televised editorials." (1972). Student Work. 3014.