A television program usually broadcast on a regular weekly schedule

A television show (often simply TV show) is any content produced for broadcast via over-the-air, satellite, cable or internet and typically viewed on a television set, excluding breaking news, advertisements or trailers that are typically placed between shows. Television shows are most often scheduled well ahead of time and appear on electronic guides or other TV listings.

  • Prisoner, The - 1967-68 British TV series starring Patrick McGoohan
  • South Park - "I'm goin' down to South Park. Gonna have myself a time."


Henry Grady Weaver's Classic Vision of Freedom, by John Hood, The Freeman, Aug 1997
Expanded version of Hood's introduction to the 1997 edition of Weaver's The Mainspring of Human Progress; discusses the changing attitudes towards business during the second half of the 20th century
"Even into the 1960s, television series continued to portray those in business as 'good guys'. Westerns were one surprising source of positive images about business: Remember that Ben Cartwright of 'Bonanza' ran a sprawling ranching and mining empire on the family's 1,000-acre Ponderosa estate? ... the percentage of big business characters portrayed as villains rose from 31 percent before 1965 to 58 percent afterward. The authors compared, for example, the positive portrayals of the Cartwright family in 'Bonanza' to the largely corrupt and immoral Ewing family of 'Dallas.'"
Libertarian Applications to Current Problems: The Problems, by Murray Rothbard, For a New Liberty, 1973
Chapter 4 of For A New Liberty: List of brief overviews of major problems in society, e.g., taxes, fiscal crisis, crime, pollution, inflation, etc.
"Television consists of bland programs and distorted news. Radio and television channels have been nationalized for half a century by the federal government, which grants channels as a gift to privileged licensees, and can and does withdraw these gifts when a station displeases the government's Federal Communications Commission. How can any genuine freedom of speech or of the press exist under such conditions?"

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