Departmental Papers (ASC)

Document Type

Journal Article

Date of this Version

October 1985


Reprinted in Journal of Communication, Autumn 1985, pages 36-51.

NOTE: At the time of publication, the author Joseph Turow was affiliated with Purdue University. Currently January 2008, he is a faculty member of the Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Pennsylvania.


Content analysis of TV programming across day- and night-time genres shows drugs and machines as the ubiquitous modes of healing, with doctors diagnosing incorrectly only three percent of the time.



Date Posted: 17 January 2008

This document has been peer reviewed.