A Cop (And A Raincoat) For All Seasons

November 1973
Time;11/26/1973, Vol. 102 Issue 22, p121
The article focuses on the interest of television (TV) viewers in watching crime shows on television in the U.S. It mentions the popularity of the crime fiction television program "Columbo," which enjoyed about 37 million viewers. It states that there are 29 crime shows aired in the country and the addition of 13 new offerings. Dr. George Gerbner, dean of the Annenberg School of Communications of the University of Pennsylvania, points out that the amount of TV time focused to "action" programming has not changed in the country. It also discusses another theory which stresses that crime shows do not reflect the tastes and preoccupations of viewers.


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