M2004.143.5 | And For the Good News?
And For the Good News?
Aislin (alias Terry Mosher)
1995, 20th century
Ink and felt pen
23.3 x 23.5 cm
Gift of Mrs. Mary Hughson-Mosher
© McCord Museum
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Keys to History
This cartoon contrasts the idyllic calm of rural life with the surrounding media-dominated society that loves bad news. This family's apparent interest in the American 24-hour TV news channel CNN seems to be preventing it from enjoying the attractions of country living.
As a result of technological innovations in telecommunications, no place is now too remote to be out of reach of television or computers.
The penetration of television into Québec's regions saw phenomenal growth right from the 1950s.
The American continuous television news channel Cable News Network (CNN) was launched in 1980.
The cartoonist is urging TV viewers to turn off their televisions and look out the window if they want good news!