Title

Television's 'Nova' and the construction of scientific truth

Document Type

Article

Abstract

Argues that the Public Broadcasting Service's science series "NOVA" dramatizes science for an elite audience. Notes that a variety of devices are used to maintain dramatic tension and to define the scientist as a special type of person. Argues that the failure of "NOVA" to demystify science has ideological significance.

Disciplines

Broadcast and Video Studies | Communication | Critical and Cultural Studies | Journalism Studies | Mass Communication | Science and Technology Studies