If you only watch TV, you would think that art in the United States consisted only of actors and pop stars. Why is it that the morning news shows, late night talk shows, and every interview show in between focuses about 99.9% of their interviews with actors and teeny-bopper bands that have a shelf life of about 6 months?
What happened to covering the arts for adults? When do you ever see serious authors, painters, sculptors, etc. being interviewed on television?
It wasn’t always this way! I remember watching interviews in the late 1950’s and early 1960’s where authors who were writing LITERATURE were featured. Can it be that intelligent, educated people who enjoy the ARTS don’t spend money? I don’t think so.
Or is it that television has been hijacked by the huge corporations who make movies and are using the airwaves as pure propaganda machines for their latest movie releases. So, now we end up getting an unending parade of ACTORS shilling their movies.
I don’t know about YOU but I’m really sick of hearing about acting, acting, acting, and never hearing from wonderful thought provoking AUTHORS and PAINTERS.
Please share if you agree.