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Submitted by Tom Timmons (United States), Dec 28, 2004 at 16:22

Your article entitled "Why the Japanese Internment Still Matters" was informative and provocative. Your comment about "the more people follow TV news," however, deserves comment. Unless things have changed dramatically in the last thirty years, TV viewers are the least informed about the news. There was a research article in the late sixties or early seventies entitled "Who Remembers the News." It compared peoples' recollection of the news depending on their primary news source: television, radio, newspapers and news magazines. The people who remembered the most, relied mostly on news magazines. The people who remembered the least, relied mostly on television.
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