Television Of Today !!

B: Welcome to television of Today

K: Today we will discuss to news stories about different things that can be found on TV.

C: Like are reality TV Shows good and the rise of controversial topic television shows.

K: first we will take a look at the rise in the many different reality TV shows that can be found anywhere.

 All through television history we have always had some type of reality shows but they probably werent as extreme and full of drama as they are today. If you were to ask someone about this and ask them to list their qualties they would say drama,fighting,drinking,clubs and so on. But as these shows continue to grow when will we realize that enough is enough. We can all admit that we have once been glued to the television trying to get a glimpse of someone’s life whether it is drama filled or portrayed as being a really good life.n the end though, the real question is “what are we getting out of it, by watching these shows”, “what happens to these so called ‘reality TV stars’ that come to fame really easy”.Do the actions of these reality TV stars cause the audience to react the same in the real world after having watched their favorite person act out?As we all know the more the drama the better the show, but at the same time we complain when we see grown woman (for example Real Housewives, Basketball wives) fighting over stupid stuff and would not like our children seeing and wanting them to see this. As these shows grow and branch out to new cities, many of the cities and the locals boycott against it. No one wants to be portrayed by a young adult who does nothing but party, drink and hang out with friends. Many believe this is not true reality anyway because most believe it is scripted. But whether it is scripted or not we are all still addicted. I use the word addicted because it is something that we cannot pull away from. For example Keeping up with the Kardians has allowed this family to become really well know not only in America but in many other countries. “What makes there life so interesting that we must turn in every Sunday to get a glimpse at what they are doing”.  Other people complain and say that we are turning these “none talented people into celebrities by just watching there show and not making them work hard for their stardom like every other celebrity.Sometimes I agree and disagree with this statement, but that is just my opinion.   Overall I do not see reality TV going anyway but still growing and giving us good entertainment. As far as the stars of the show, some people regret having done it, others feel like it was their duty to show America there life’s. Because of reality TV, it allows people to see the “true you” and sometimes in the end go bad. For example Jon and Kate plus eight was a popular show on TLC about to parents and their twins plus sextuplets.  Everyone loved the show and the family, and even it was announced that the two were splitting nothing was private anymore. At times I felt bad for both the parents but sometimes you have to realize the consequences that can come up when you make decisions.  But there have been successful shows on TLC such as “19 kids and counting, little people big world, a baby story and so on.Along with this many of the shows have cause some of the stars to receive backlash because of the way they acted or were “portrayed” on the show.  The youngest sister on the Braxton Family values Tamar Braxton was highly targeted when the show came out by many different fans, and overall the drama was not needed at all.

In the end whether or not you agree with these shows they are making good TV and are making people happy.


Cierra Coleman


Television shows today are touching more on controversial topics then what they have before. Is this a bad thing? Television today now allows content like interracial couples and same sex couples. Much of America does not agree with this but I don’t feel it’s bad. I don’t think we should not show certain things on television, I feel that we see it on a daily basis so we should not have to take it off television. If you don’t agree with what is being shown on television, then don’t watch it. We should not have to alter what is shown on television because some of America does not want to accept it. These new shows allows some of America sneak peeks or little glimpses of what it’s like to live kind of rejected by America. Like ABC Family’s new show the Fosters it deals with a same-sex couple adopting and raising children. The show also touches on drug abuse, child abuse, a child living with divorced parents and people wanting to be accepted. This show is not bad, it’s not telling children what to do or how to live. Some people just don’t like seeing stuff that they don’t believe it correct. Just like the Cheerios commercial, Cheerios meant no harm they were just trying to advertise healthy cereal. All they did was have an interracial couple with a biracial child talking about the cereal and how it would help your heart. This commercial received a lot of backlash b/c of it. People were saying that this was bad, and it is teaching our children the wrong thing. In all reality we just don’t like accepting things that are different. Like the show sister wives, it’s just something different. It’s a man with multiple wives, and children. This is a very controversial topic but many still watch it. This goes to show how television is branching out to new and different things.


 K: As you can tell television has changed over time

C: whether the good or bad, this is television today

Overall we all enjoy it!

C: This is Cierra Coleman

K: and I am Kierra Coleman

Thank you for tuning in to Television Today!!


Project Outline

7.03 outline


  1. Television
  2. Possible interviews
  3. Internet


  1. Reality TV.
  2. How it has changes/what it shows
  3. Is it good/bad to watch this
  4. Interviews opinion
  5. Shows
  6. How it has changes/ what it shows
  7. Is it good/bad to watch
  8. Interviews opinion


Sit down and decide whether we want to have the interviews recorded or decide if we want to read them out. Funny or strictly business. And practice.


What program are we going to use to record and how/when do we want to record.

Camera or computer mic or iphone mic



Kierra Coleman

Video Presentation

Parents Evaluation by Wanda Coleman

I feel that Kierra made good eye contact throughout the video presentation. She made eye contact that appeared to be consistent and confident throughout the speech. I rate her an Excellent on this rubic component.

Kierra was sitting in an office chair during the video which did affect her posture. I observed that she was rocking back in forth slightly during the presentation which was a little distracting. Her posture appeared to be good throughout the delivery and I did not observe her sloughing over. I rate her Average as her posture appeared to be comfortable throughout the speech.

The next section of the rubric is Articulation. I feel that Kierra spoke clearly so that her content was easy to understand. The level of her speech was appropriate and I did not have to strain to hear what she was communicating.  She appeared to be comfortable and confident in the information she was sharing. She did correct herself a few times during her speech but it was not very noticeable and was handled smoothly.  I rate her, Excellent as she articulated in a way that sounded comfortable audible and confident throughout the speech.

The last component is dress. Kierra choice of attaire for this presenation could have been a slight bit dressier. I feel that a full shirt instead of a tank top would have been more appropriate for a video presentation. The tank top was neat and nice looking but may have not been the best choice.  I would have to rate her as, Needs Improvement as I don’t feel that was the most appropriate choice of clothing for a video presentation. 



Planning Checklist

07.02 Project Planning Checklist

 When do I plan to complete this project?

Kierra-By Tomorrow

Cierra-Within Two days

 What resources do I already have that pertain to this project?

Kierra-Both watching the different TV shows and taking plenty of notes on each show and how we fell while watching each show

Cierra-Prior knowledge, audio uses

 What resources do I still need to complete this project?

Both of us need to collect different information and do research if needed.

 What news story (stories) will I focus on for the topic of my project?

Kierra-The effects of the rise of reality TV

Cierra- New controversial shows


In the end we will put our things together to make a radio podcast that will discuss the different things that we have seen or have picked up on.

Project Proposal

 Cierra and I will work together to create an online radio newscast, about different TV shows that now have taken the market and are loved by many. We plan to complete this project by each of us collecting our specific information and then in the end putting it together in a radio podcast. The different resources we will use will definitely be Television and these radio podcast will bias because we will be using our own opinions.  I will be addressing the rise in reality TV shows among the many channels that we have and overall it is good television.  Cierra will be taking a look at how now on television you can see more controversial stuff such as the new ABC family show the “fosters” or cheerios biracial couple commercial.  As of right now we do not have any questions.

07.00 Reporter’s Notebook

Before starting the course I would think of journalist as someone who did a lot of writing, for radio stations, and television stations.  I thought the overall purpose of journalism was to gather information and tell it back to the public, other than this I really had no idea about what their purpose was. I did not know about journalistic ethics before starting the course.  This course was the first place I learned the word impartial writing, before I knew that you were to leave your opinion out of your writing but I did not know what it was called.  I was not really interested in journalism because I did not know what it was truly about besides the whole lot of writing part.

My definition of journalism has changed a lot because now I know what exactly a journalist has to do and what they cannot do.  I still believe that the purpose of journalism is to gather information and to inform the public on it in any form of media. Whether it is news you love or it is part of a job. I know now that journalist have to stick to certain rules and regulations when putting information out to the public, you never want to offend your audience.  I did know that in order to get your audience to react a certain way you may use certain words that have connation that will cause reactions.  My understanding of impartial reporting and opinion writing has changed, because I now realize how hard it can be to write an impartial writing and to leave all of your personal opinion out of the writing.  The future of journalism is still wide range, because as we continue to expand in technology and new creative ideas there is no telling what and how we will be getting our new in the future. But overall I believe that journalism will not go away because it is a good and resourceful way to inform others.

6.2 Education

  1. How do I get there from here?

First I will have to go to college, undergraduate, then become a graduate.

     2.What education do I need to reach this milestone?

     I will some background in Television and Film, if this is what I want to into.

 3. What education do I need to succeed in this career?

Most places want education in the type of equipment used and basic background, and hopefully get an internship so I can be adjusted to the business.

4. What steps can I take now to begin preparing my future?

Look for art colleges

5. How long might this take me?

It could take four years to finish colleges, and might take longer to find a job.  




Even though I have written the basics down for my life plan, it is not perfect because I really do not know what I want to do exactly in life. I realize though that I am running out of time but this list helps me become organized with the things I already and sure about.  Education wise, it should not take longer than four years, unless the type of school I go too requires more than just four years. Also an art school or private school may allow for me to deal with the business I want to go in and help me get to witness the background of the business. I believe that my goals are reasonable because I have not pushed myself hard enough, these goals are really simple. To have goals and a career plan allows me to stay organize and to see how my life could be in the future.  I believe people do this, so when the time comes they have it already figured out and do not have to jump to a plan B.