M2004.143.5 | And For the Good News?

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Drawing, cartoon
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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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.

  • What

    As a result of technological innovations in telecommunications, no place is now too remote to be out of reach of television or computers.

  • Where

    The penetration of television into Québec's regions saw phenomenal growth right from the 1950s.

  • When

    The American continuous television news channel Cable News Network (CNN) was launched in 1980.

  • Who

    The cartoonist is urging TV viewers to turn off their televisions and look out the window if they want good news!