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May 2005, Week 3


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Avi Santo <[log in to unmask]>
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Wed, 18 May 2005 21:58:49 +0000
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Hi all,

Just wanted to let you know that the latest issue of Flow: A critical forum
on television and media culture came out on Friday, May 13. This issue
features columns by Faye Ginsburg, Derek Kompare, Vicki Mayer, Allison 
McCracken, and Eileen Meehan, with a guest column by Joe Straubhaar.

We have also published a one-shot piece by Richard L. Edwards and our latest 
edition of Pass The Remote, with Chris Terry , Cate Racek and Cory 

Please feel free to visit the journal at to read these
columns and contribute responses to them.

This issue's columns:

Pass the Remote: Catch and Release. Chris Terry , Cate Racek and Cory 
Maclauchlin ask 'What's the appeal of fishing shows?'

New to You?: NBC's The Office and the Remake of a Cult British Hit TV 
Richard L. Edwards asks is there a better way for American TV networks to 
remake British shows?

Move over Marshall McLuhan! Live from the Arctic! Faye Ginsburg discusses 
connecting Inuit culture to the rest of world using film and the Internet.

The Seeds of Doom?. Derek Kompare explores what the new Doctor Who can tell 
us about the machinations of cultural globalization

Extreme Health Care. Vicki Mayer asks what's behind Extreme Makeover's 
contestants? Maybe more than just the desire to have their 5 minutes of 

Evaluating TV Smarts in the Public Sphere. Steven Johnson (Everything Bad is 
Good for You) writes that television can be a "cognitive workout." Allison 
McCracken ponders whose television is he talking about?

"Roswell! Roswell! The People Have a Right to Know!": The State of Fluff, 
part 2. Eileen Meehan  continues her assessment of how "Peter Jennings 
Reporting: UFOs -- Seeing Is Believing," serves as an example of the state 
of network news reporting.

Global television and multiple layers of identity. Joseph D. Straubhaar 
queries, 'how do we relate to increased local, regional, national, and 
global television flows?'

Please feel free to visit the journal at to read these
columns and contribute responses to them.


Avi Santo & Christopher Lucas
Coordinating Editors

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