A spirited argument for television that defines, explores, and embraces the mass medium.
"Offers a thoughtful view of a much-maligned medium. . . . The author interviews a number of experts, including Peter Jennings, Linda Ellerbee, and Bill Moyers, who offer frequently insightful reflections. Among the subjects discussed at length are news coverage, dramatic programming, and television as a learning tool. An interesting study for any media or popular culture collection."—Library Journal
"The first book to seriously defend TV, Teleliteracy asserts that television is actually opening the American mind. Insightful interviews with Peter Jennings, Bill Moyers, Bill Cosby, and others serve to illustrate television's educational and social value. "A ringing defense of TV as a forum for art, information, and education."—Kirkus Reviews
David Bianculli has been a television critic for more than thirty-five years. He is the author of Dictionary of Teleliteracy: Television's 500 Biggest Hits, Misses, and Events,also published by Syracuse University Press.