How did the documentary TV series (or magazine news format) fare after See It Now? What subjects were being considered and who was creating them?
In its description of Person to Person, the Museum of Broadcast Communication explains the program became a battleground, both inside and outside CBS, over ethical and industry standards. Discuss these (four concerns) a bit more. Also, what was Edward R. Murrow's take on the matter? Finally, on which side do you think you'd stand? Cite instances from our in-class screenings to support your answer.
What are some characteristics of TV documentaries, and how do these differ from film docs? Use scenes from our in-class screening of See It Now to explain.
Please check your assignment against "Writing about Film and TV" (improperly formatted work will not receive full credit), save it as a PDF, and then upload it to the Google Drive Folder you created for our class. [INSTRUCTIONS HERE.]
Marilyn Monroe on Person to Person. Image: Skyrock.com.