Interview someone from an earlier generation about his or her popular entertainment preferences.
Note: This is intended to be an informal, casual interview, approximately 10 to 15 minutes long.
Address the following topics in your interview, and ensure that you ask sufficient follow-up questions to elicit further details and examples:
The person’s impressions of popular entertainment such as TV shows, movies, music artists, and video games
How the person’s preferences and values in shows, movies, music, and games have changed over his or her lifetime.
Whether he or she thinks the content of popular TV shows, movies, and games is becoming simpler or more complex, and why.
To what degree he or she utilizes the Internet or mobile devices to enjoy popular entertainment
For your Week One – Essay, you will be documenting the findings from your interview while drawing comparisons to the information contained within Week One’s readings. See the Weekly Essay Rubric located on page 6.