Date of Award:

1970

Document Type:

Thesis

Degree Name:

Master of Science (MS)

Department:

Family, Consumer, and Human Development

Department name when degree awarded

Marriage and Family Relations

Advisor/Chair:

C. Jay Skidmore

Abstract

This was a study of television interests of older citizens using respondents from two geographical areas--Cache County and Salt Lake City-- using random sampling, rest home, and active senior citizens.

The purpose of this study was to ass is t in determining program preferences for a series of television shows beamed for the aged. This involved educational television and particularly KUSU Channel 12.

The top ten program preferences, in rank order, were:

News and Current Events
Music
Travelogues
Nature Study
Drama
Health and Medical Care
Sports and Recreation
Nutrition
Hobbies and Crafts
Security- Financial Management

There are very few programs beamed for the specific interests and needs of older persons. There are opportunities for challenging educational television programs to meet the needs of the aging segment of our society.

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