The power of the media

  • Wired.com: Change Channels, Change Minds?
      ncreasing numbers of solidly heterosexual males across the country seem to be giggling at Bravo’s new hit show, Queer Eye for the Straight Guy. Stunned family members can’t help but think: “Wow. The power of television.”

      But does television really have the power to transform people’s views? Or does it simply reflect attitudes already prevalent in society? A Kansas State researcher studied about 200 relatively sheltered rural Kansas college students and found that popular TV shows dramatically improved their attitudes toward gays and lesbians. . .