The Evolution of American Television Storytelling

For the first thirty years of its existence, television was skewered as basic entertainment for the masses. Horace Newcomb, in his 1979 book Television: The Critical View, sites the then widespread view that “excellence in television is taken to be the exception with continual surprise.” The last fifteen years, on...
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Freetown: Grounded, Honest and Endearing

Director Garrett Batty’s latest outing marks a revisit to fact-based and faith-centric storytelling. Mormon missionaries are at risk again, but this time in Africa and in an exclusively local situation. As a film with a religious message, Freetown scores. As a film, this genuine effort has a few rough edges.
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