Good watch: How TV dramas depict the War on Terror, post-9/11

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The Norman Lear Center at USC Annenberg School for Communications and Journalism teamed up with ACLU and Princeton research associates international to conduct the “Prime Time Terror” study.

24 episodes of your favorite primetime shows that depict terror—highlighting a shitload of variables.

This first video, in the wake of 10 years of the war on terror, highlights how primetime shows depict the war on terror on TV. The results are – obviously – interesting.

And yes, Steve Zirnkilton – the voice of the TV show “Law and Order” is narrating.


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