Friday, November 29, 2013

President Obama: Movies And TV Big Part of US Diplomacy

Obama: Movies, TV Big Part of US Diplomacy -- Voice of America

President Barack Obama has called the U.S. entertainment industry an economic generator and a major part of American diplomacy.

Obama spoke Tuesday at DreamWorks Animation near Hollywood. The studio was co-founded by one of the president's biggest supporters, Jeffrey Katzenberg.

Obama said DreamWorks and other large studios create hundreds of thousands of middle class jobs in southern California.

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My Comment: I definitely concur with President Obama. In 1988 I was living in Fujian province, China (it is across from Taiwan). One the first things that I noticed about the Chinese was that most of them would go out for a walk after supper. I also learned that on one day of the week from 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM .... the streets were completely deserted. After a few weeks of noticing this trend I asked my hosts (who also disappeared during this time) on why was this case. Their answer .... that was when the TV program Dallas with the character of J.R. Ewing was on (they were getting their TV signals from Taiwan). In the minds of the Chinese their perception of what life was like in America .... cars, big houses, nice clothes, abundance of food, healthy people, the good and bad of America, etc. .... was embodied by this TV program.

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