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Greetings,

We just wanted to let you know that the new issue of Flow: A Critical Forum on
Television and Media Culture is out. This issue features columns by Alan McKee,
Gareth Palmer, Ray Cha, and Craig Jacobsen.

Please visit the journal at http://www.flowtv.org to read these columns and
contribute responses to them.

This issue's columns in brief:

"Wall to Wall" by Alan McKee:
Why would hundreds of millions of people around the world watch Dallas? What
strange hypnotism could it exude? It must, of course, be an expression of the
unfettered power of America to impose its own culture on that of other
countries. What other reason could there be for its success?

"Awaken the giant within he's hungry!: Anthony Robbins and the enterprising
self" by Gareth Palmer:
An investigation of Robbins' human potential movement and how it is perfectly
aligned with the project of governmental self-formation to shape our conduct in
ways that match those of dominant authorities and agencies.

"Redefining Television" by Ray Cha:
Advances in technology require new uses of old phrases.

"How TV Met Narrative Sophistication" by Craig Jacobsen:
That atypical narrative strategies now appear, without fanfare, in successful if
unremarkable mainstream broadcast shows demonstrates that television may be
ready to fulfill its potential as a sophisticated narrative medium.

We look forward to your visit and encourage your comments.

Best wishes,

Flow Editorial Staff

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