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By Los Angeles Times | November 12, 1992
The cultural cacophony is getting louder these days, particularly for adherents of the latest cliche -- the MTV Generation. With a tantalizing potential market of 48 million Americans between 18 and 30 and with high-tech's various incarnations jockeying for more and more of their time, publishers are pondering the imponderable: Do they or don't they?Random House publicity manager Peter Vertes, 30, who has spent the past six years trying to sell books to young people, concludes that the baby busters are not reading as much as their elders.
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By Cheryl Lu-Lien Tan and Cheryl Lu-Lien Tan,SUN STAFF | July 3, 2001
Ten years ago, fishbowl programming as we now know it began with a simple premise - stick seven attractive young people with strong personalities in a cool apartment. Then start the cameras rolling, sit back and watch. Sure, the strangers in the first cast of MTV's reality show "Real World" in 1992 seemed more hip and artsy than most people we knew in our real worlds. But the interactions in their very public petri dish rang true enough that we watched anyway. "This is the true story of seven strangers picked to live in a loft and have their lives taped.
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By Los Angeles Times | November 12, 1992
The cultural cacophony is getting louder these days, particularly for adherents of the latest cliche -- the MTV Generation. With a tantalizing potential market of 48 million Americans between 18 and 30 and with high-tech's various incarnations jockeying for more and more of their time, publishers are pondering the imponderable: Do they or don't they?Random House publicity manager Peter Vertes, 30, who has spent the past six years trying to sell books to young people, concludes that the baby busters are not reading as much as their elders.
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November 10, 1996
Generation X'ers show ignorance about votingI am appalled with the response from the obviously uninformed students in the article, "Trust irrelevant to young voters," by C. Fraser Smith in the Nov. 4 issue of The Sun. I am ashamed to be lumped into the category of these young politically unwashed voters.I completely disagree with trust not being a major issue in the race for the presidency. Trust has everything to do with selecting a moral leader and diplomat of this country. The United States should be represented by an individual whose moral caliber is exceptional, and most of all someone we can trust.
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By Paul West and Paul West,SUN NATIONAL STAFF | January 21, 1996
HANOVER, N.H. -- The Big Band era met the MTV generation yesterday as Republican presidential contender Bob Dole gamely climbed aboard the rock video network's customized bus for a rolling interview.The culture clash may have been as great as the contrast between the candidate's dark, conservative business suit and the bus's gaudy, leopard-skin patterned couch.But Mr. Dole, whose cable TV tastes run from CNN to C-SPAN, sounded upbeat after the encounter. Asked by a reporter, as he was leaving the bus, if he had connected with the network's audience of 18-to-24-year-olds, he replied, "Sure did. Hit a home run."
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By David Zurawik and David Zurawik,Sun Television Critic | July 17, 1991
Los Angeles -- News for kids and documentaries for the MTV Generation.MTV and Nickelodeon are getting serious. The music and entertainment cable channels are moving into the news business, and they are doing it at a time when old-line network news is getting more and more entertainment- and tabloid-oriented."
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November 10, 1996
Generation X'ers show ignorance about votingI am appalled with the response from the obviously uninformed students in the article, "Trust irrelevant to young voters," by C. Fraser Smith in the Nov. 4 issue of The Sun. I am ashamed to be lumped into the category of these young politically unwashed voters.I completely disagree with trust not being a major issue in the race for the presidency. Trust has everything to do with selecting a moral leader and diplomat of this country. The United States should be represented by an individual whose moral caliber is exceptional, and most of all someone we can trust.
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By Jim Frederick | March 10, 1993
OUR elders would have us believe that we -- the twentysomething generation, Generation X, the MTV generation -- are doomed to fail, not in the least by our supposed grammatical ineptness.Paramount to our problems, they claim, is a tendency to pepper our dialogue with the word "like" as if it were a verbal tic, demonstrating our abysmal vocabularies and utter lack of neurological activity.Don't believe it. Much more than the random misfire of a stunted mind, "like" is actually a rhetorical device that demonstrates the speaker's heightened sensibility and offers the listener added levels of color, nuance and meaning.
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By Cheryl Lu-Lien Tan and Cheryl Lu-Lien Tan,SUN STAFF | July 3, 2001
Ten years ago, fishbowl programming as we now know it began with a simple premise - stick seven attractive young people with strong personalities in a cool apartment. Then start the cameras rolling, sit back and watch. Sure, the strangers in the first cast of MTV's reality show "Real World" in 1992 seemed more hip and artsy than most people we knew in our real worlds. But the interactions in their very public petri dish rang true enough that we watched anyway. "This is the true story of seven strangers picked to live in a loft and have their lives taped.
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By Stephen Seplow and Stephen Seplow,Knight-Ridder News Service | August 10, 1995
One 19-year-old woman wants to do a story about her life as the daughter of a '60s-era radical in prison for conspiracy and sedition.A 13-year-old girl is doing a story on a friend who committed suicide, getting wrenching interviews with the dead boy's sister and father.There's already been a story by a man in Carnegie, Pa., a househusband who complained that men's rooms never have tables for him to change his son's diaper. He's forced to do it on public benches in malls or parks.This eclectic assortment of personal plights and public problems is what gets shown on MTV's latest program, "MTV News Unfiltered," an effort by the cable channel to chronicle the generation for which it set the tempo.
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By Paul West and Paul West,SUN NATIONAL STAFF | January 21, 1996
HANOVER, N.H. -- The Big Band era met the MTV generation yesterday as Republican presidential contender Bob Dole gamely climbed aboard the rock video network's customized bus for a rolling interview.The culture clash may have been as great as the contrast between the candidate's dark, conservative business suit and the bus's gaudy, leopard-skin patterned couch.But Mr. Dole, whose cable TV tastes run from CNN to C-SPAN, sounded upbeat after the encounter. Asked by a reporter, as he was leaving the bus, if he had connected with the network's audience of 18-to-24-year-olds, he replied, "Sure did. Hit a home run."
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By Stephen Seplow and Stephen Seplow,Knight-Ridder News Service | August 10, 1995
One 19-year-old woman wants to do a story about her life as the daughter of a '60s-era radical in prison for conspiracy and sedition.A 13-year-old girl is doing a story on a friend who committed suicide, getting wrenching interviews with the dead boy's sister and father.There's already been a story by a man in Carnegie, Pa., a househusband who complained that men's rooms never have tables for him to change his son's diaper. He's forced to do it on public benches in malls or parks.This eclectic assortment of personal plights and public problems is what gets shown on MTV's latest program, "MTV News Unfiltered," an effort by the cable channel to chronicle the generation for which it set the tempo.
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By Roger Catlin and Roger Catlin,Hartford Courant | February 21, 1994
MTV, with its incessant music videos, was expected to lower literary aspirations of our youth, dumb 'em down, extracting them from the linear world of words once and for all.But not all of MTV is "Beavis and Butt-head" (where Butt-head snarls at any rock videos with written words: "If I wanted to read, I'd go to school").Jumping on the explosion of spoken-word performance and poetry slams, MTV has produced commercial-size bites of "Fightin' Wordz" from young poets. It also made the young bards the only non-musical focus of an "Unplugged" show and is sponsoring a national "Free Your Mind" tour.
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By Jim Frederick | March 10, 1993
OUR elders would have us believe that we -- the twentysomething generation, Generation X, the MTV generation -- are doomed to fail, not in the least by our supposed grammatical ineptness.Paramount to our problems, they claim, is a tendency to pepper our dialogue with the word "like" as if it were a verbal tic, demonstrating our abysmal vocabularies and utter lack of neurological activity.Don't believe it. Much more than the random misfire of a stunted mind, "like" is actually a rhetorical device that demonstrates the speaker's heightened sensibility and offers the listener added levels of color, nuance and meaning.
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By Los Angeles Times | November 12, 1992
The cultural cacophony is getting louder these days, particularly for adherents of the latest cliche -- the MTV Generation. With a tantalizing potential market of 48 million Americans between 18 and 30 and with high-tech's various incarnations jockeying for more and more of their time, publishers are pondering the imponderable: Do they or don't they?Random House publicity manager Peter Vertes, 30, who has spent the past six years trying to sell books to young people, concludes that the baby busters are not reading as much as their elders.
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By Los Angeles Times | November 12, 1992
The cultural cacophony is getting louder these days, particularly for adherents of the latest cliche -- the MTV Generation. With a tantalizing potential market of 48 million Americans between 18 and 30 and with high-tech's various incarnations jockeying for more and more of their time, publishers are pondering the imponderable: Do they or don't they?Random House publicity manager Peter Vertes, 30, who has spent the past six years trying to sell books to young people, concludes that the baby busters are not reading as much as their elders.
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By Knight-Ridder News Service | September 11, 1992
The knowledge that even an athlete as great as Earvin "Magic" Johnson can be sidelined by AIDS sounded an alarm that is still echoing. Much has been written about how Mr. Johnson's fate underlines the risks of contracting HIV, the human immunodeficiency virus that can lead to an active case of AIDS. But have these writings reached a wide enough audience?That's where home video can help. If the MTV generation -- not famous for its love of reading -- is to hear the message, it can now turn to one of its favorite media, videotape.
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By Roger Catlin and Roger Catlin,Hartford Courant | February 21, 1994
MTV, with its incessant music videos, was expected to lower literary aspirations of our youth, dumb 'em down, extracting them from the linear world of words once and for all.But not all of MTV is "Beavis and Butt-head" (where Butt-head snarls at any rock videos with written words: "If I wanted to read, I'd go to school").Jumping on the explosion of spoken-word performance and poetry slams, MTV has produced commercial-size bites of "Fightin' Wordz" from young poets. It also made the young bards the only non-musical focus of an "Unplugged" show and is sponsoring a national "Free Your Mind" tour.
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By Knight-Ridder News Service | September 11, 1992
The knowledge that even an athlete as great as Earvin "Magic" Johnson can be sidelined by AIDS sounded an alarm that is still echoing. Much has been written about how Mr. Johnson's fate underlines the risks of contracting HIV, the human immunodeficiency virus that can lead to an active case of AIDS. But have these writings reached a wide enough audience?That's where home video can help. If the MTV generation -- not famous for its love of reading -- is to hear the message, it can now turn to one of its favorite media, videotape.
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By David Zurawik and David Zurawik,Sun Television Critic | July 17, 1991
Los Angeles -- News for kids and documentaries for the MTV Generation.MTV and Nickelodeon are getting serious. The music and entertainment cable channels are moving into the news business, and they are doing it at a time when old-line network news is getting more and more entertainment- and tabloid-oriented."
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