Is television fair?

It's your call

February 27, 1992

The American Psychological Association has released a study saying that TV programming perpetuates racial and gender stereotypes by either negatively treating women, blacks and Hispanics or by simply ignoring them. The study also said television roles of women place more value on appearance than on competency.

The Evening Sun would like to know what you think. Does TV re-enforce racial and gender stereotypes? Are roles for women based more on looks than on talent?

To register your opinion, call SUNDIAL at 783-1800 (or 268-7736 in Anne Arundel County) today through midnight. After you hear the greeting, you'll be asked to punch in a four-digit code on your touch-tone phone. Punch 4600 and you'll be connected with "It's Your Call," The Evening Sun's phone survey on topical issues.

"It's Your Call" represents a sampling of opinions from certain segments of the community, but it is not balanced demographically, as would be done in a scientific public opinion poll.

Look for the results in tomorrow's Evening Sun.

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