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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, February 18. This issue
features columns by Chris Anderson, Jim McGuigan, Brian Ott, and Frederick
Wasser, along with a guest column by Shanti Kumar.

We have also published a one-shot piece by Nabil Echchaibi.

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

Chris Anderson addresses the splintering of television audiences'
programming preferences through an analysis of the developments of the 
program
NYPD Blue.

Nabil Echchaibi's column focuses on Al-Jazeera, and in particular, the 
change in
its depiction in the West post-9/11 and the need for more sites for public
debate in the Arab world.

Shanti Kumar writes about the Indian version of Who Wants to Be a 
Millionaire?
He reflects on how the popularity of the host, Amitabh Bachchan (a 
Bollywood's
megastar), works to make the show more culturally proximate to Indian
audiences.

Jim McGuigan's article is about television's capacity to create intellectual
programming, and uses The Power of Nightmares as an example of a program 
that
accomplishes this.  The Power of Nightmares is a TV documentary series that
aired on BBC2 that discusses the ways in which our politicians use fear as a
way to maintain control over society.

Brian Ott writes about the political possibilities of Science Fiction TV, as
seen through the lenses of Stargate and Battlestar Gallactica.

Frederick Wasser's article discusses why Media Scholars Should Write 
Corporate
Histories

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

Best,

Avi Santo & Christopher Lucas
Coordinating Editors
Flow

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