Watching television used to be a fairly simple enterprise: you turned on your TV set, selected one of 500 channels, and enjoyed your program. Now, television is changing in front of our eyes. Find out how!
More and more viewers are cancelling cable television, preferring to watch new online-only channels like Netflix or Disney +. An entire generation has given up on the TV set for good, and instead, these younger viewers watch programs on their laptop or their phone. There is more: thousands of young adults, children included, have instituted their very own TV networks on YouTube, bypassing NBC, ABC and CBS altogether. Watch as veteran communications professor Brian Rose takes a look at these startling developments and explain why the old days of simply "watching TV" are fast disappearing.
About the Presenter
Brian Rose, Ph.D. was a Professor of Communication and Media Studies for 38 years at Fordham University's College at Lincoln Center until his recent retirement. He has written several books on television history and cultural programming. He has conducted more than one hundred Q & As with leading directors, actors, and writers for the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences, The Screen Actors Guild, The British Academy of Film & Television Arts, and The Directors Guild of America.