The Impact of TV on the public

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1970
Average- 16hrs tv watched a week in summer and 20hrs in winter (twice as much as people in Belgium, Italy or Sweden)
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Class
Everyone watched the same shows shows, so some class distinctiona were blurred.
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Fashion
Spread more quickly and was harder to tell someones class from how they dressed.
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3 channels
Some programmes gained huge audiences
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Coronation Street (launched Dec 1960)
20 million regular watchers
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That was the week that was (TW3)
12 million regular watchers
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Effect because of large audiences
Potential to influence popular attitudes
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Caused?
Pressure, group led by Mary Whitehouse and they launched a petition in 1964
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'Clean up TV' petition 1964
Gained 500,000 signatures and presented to the Queen but nothing changed.
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1965- Mary Whitehouse
Helped launch the National Viewers' and Listeners' Association (still exist as Mediawatch)
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Everyone watched the same shows shows, so some class distinctiona were blurred.

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Class

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Spread more quickly and was harder to tell someones class from how they dressed.

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Some programmes gained huge audiences

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20 million regular watchers

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