The five candidates vying for mayor are in full debate mode this week. Wednesday, four of the candidates faced off for the first live prime time debate of the cycle and Thursday, all five will debate live. We hear from WBEZ's Lauren Chooljian with more. Also,we discuss what a national group of Sikhs is doing to help increase awareness of the religion. And, we look at the abundance of TV shows offered today verses what things looked like 20 years ago.
Why do audiences find mostly narratives presented through the perspective of white leads (and most often, white male leads), even if people of color are prominent characters or the basis of the show’s plot?
Social media as a place of community helps fuel the lost group aspect of television watching. Twitter connects TV to its live, collective habits, and serves as a reminder that entertainment can be even greater when it is matched with others who care about it as you do.
The Big Brother controversy provides an ample opportunity for more media outlets to not only report on the nastiness and the the outrage, but to also spark further discussion on how these statements are not just “flukes” of the house