General questions about the nature, problems and impact of television.

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Seeking recent scene on television where police sit and speak to children about crime [closed]

I'm afraid my wife has left this research to me, and while I'm normally good at tracking stuff down on the internet, I can't seem to get anywhere with this particular nugget. She needs a scene on a ...
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How to find out whether a reality show is scripted

So, a lot of 'reality television' is (partially) scripted. Now, normally with some Google-fu I am able to find out whether it was scripted, or at least people claiming such things (sometimes with good ...
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Any known cases of a person appearing in one reality TV show as having one career but later in another reality TV show as having a different career?

This question is not about following types of reality TV shows: "Big Brother" or "Jersey Shore" were the portrayed individuals are recognized as "actors"/"participants". "Cops" where the portrayed ...
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Why are TV shows not aired at the same time across the World?

It's not as bad now, but it used to be the case that in the UK an American TV show would air, and we would only be able to watch it months later. Sometimes when we got the first episode, in the US ...
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Can a Live Telecast Be Edited?

Just curious to know whether the Live telecast can be edited before they are actually broadcast in TV Channels? Some famous shows like WWE are alleged to have displayed the shows after editing. Just ...
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What happens if you call 0118 999 881 999 119 7253?

An old IT Crowd episode included a parody of the new directory inquiries services. ...
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How are fake reality shows not false advertising? And if they are, why do they get away with it?

Wikipedia defines Reality Television as: "Reality television is a genre of television programming that documents unscripted situations and actual occurrences, and often features a previously ...
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History of the music video?

Obviously in the United States, the music video was spectacularly thrust into prominence in the early 1980's (1981 IIRC) with the inaugural episode of Music Television (Now MTV), which originally ...
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How are viewing figures gathered?

Many TV sites give the viewing figures for a particular episode or series. With more modern digital TVs I can accept that these values could be gathered from the television itself but I find this ...
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Is there a name for the inter-mercials specific to TV networks

I'm not sure what you could call it. Nearly every channel has promotional adverts, to let you know who provides what you're watching. That's not quite what I'm thinking of. The best example I ever ...
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In a Television interview where you are the subject do you ask permission to put it up on Youtube?

I appeared on a couple of news shows and the station sent me the videos. I'd like to put it up on Youtube, do I need to get permission from the news outlet in order to put it up?
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Television crossover episodes between networks?

It can be somewhat common among spinoff series or when cross promotion is desired, for characters from one series to appear in episodes of another series. This has most recently been seen in some of ...
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What was the first animal in television commercial? [closed]

What commercial was first aired showing the use of animals? What was this animal and when was the commercial aired?
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Evolution/existence of television police proceduals in non-English speaking countries?

I'm interested in the evolution and/or existence of the police procedural genre on television. Wikipedia outlines the time-line and summarizes representative shows through history for a few ...
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What is the most repeated programme on British telly?

Asked in The Guardian's Notes & Queries: I notice Channel 4 is again screening the Christmassy Ted episode of Father Ted. Which episode of a TV series (as opposed to one-offs such as The ...