Charles Kenny makes the case for television as a force for development – particularly for women's rights – and suggests we take it more seriously as a transformative technology
It's not Twitter or Facebook that's reinventing the planet. Eighty years after the first commercial broadcast crackled to life, television still rules our world. And let's hear it for the growing legions of couch potatoes: All those soap operas might be the ticket to a better future after all.
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