The way we watch TV has changed dramatically. From black and white to color, from standard to HD, the television that many of us once knew now seems obsolete. Just as the technology of the television has changed, so has the kind of shows. Many channels were the news before there was cable and talk shows. Now there are reality shows, competitions, music networks and so much more. The television these days also features several documentaries like September 11th, The Graduates and other world events that are important to people today.
Have all these changes to the television change people over the decades. Of course they had. In a way, more people are aware with what is going on and how pop culture has changed the way we think today.
Documentaries on television are not as new as reality television, but there will be a new documentary series, “documenting America’s changing demographics. Hosted by award winning journalist, Maria Hinojosa title, “America by the Numbers” will take a deep look into how “minority population is changing life in America”.
The series will begin in Clarkson, Georgia where there are, “40 nationalities within one square mile, the size of Hoboken, New Jersey. Another half hour episode will feature the Pacific Islanders and how tough it is to recover from when soldiers come home and are wounded from the war.
These types of shows go deeper than the traditional news and even report on some things that are not mentioned.
Yes, the textbook may offer some insight on topics like diversity and minority, but having a journalist seeing it first hand, shows just how more real the topic becomes. Minorities live among us and this may be the only way we hear their story.