TV History: Requiem or Resurrection?

Downing, Taylor
January 2011
History Today;Jan2011, Vol. 61 Issue 1, p28
The article presents an examination of history-related television programming and history documentaries. It discusses the popularity of history programming during the years 2000-2005 and examines why there has been a decrease in this programming since 2005. It discusses programs that have covered World War II, the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks and the tsunami that struck Asia in 2004. It discusses trends in history-related television and the author argues that television programming in becoming more concerned with style and technique instead of storytelling and content.


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