It's Show Time: A Case Study of Channel Seven Special Report
A case study of the production of this half-hour program is the focus of this paper. The program, entitled "Fermi II: The Big Power Play," was aired in Detroit on March 21, 1980. A videotape of the program is submitted in addition to this paper. This paper will begin with a general discussion of what is called public affairs television. This discussion will include a brief outline of the public affairs programs offered by WXYZ-TV, Detroit. The second chapter will present brief job descriptions for the staff members of the programming department. The third chapter will include the case study of the production of "Fermi II: The Big Power P1ay," tracing the show from conception to broadcast. The final chapter will present general conclusions about Channel Seven Special Report and about public affairs television programming. A selected bibliography is included after the last chapter.