'The best little book about the medium to be published for some time.' Time Out 'Hood was in television at a high level. He knows a great deal about its power politics, internal and external.' Richard Hoggart, Guardian 'Needs to be read by anybody who thinks television is worth caring about.' New Society On Television has long been regarded as one of the best critiques of television ever published, offering a lucid, jargon-free and impressively concise analysis of every aspect of the television industry - from the images on our screens to the organisations that produce (and manipulate) those images. This fully revised edition bringing the analysis up-to-date, reconsidering the use of the media in the Gulf War and assessing the much-vaunted changes (real and illusory) in television broadcasting at the end of the twentieth century. The result is an invaluable introduction to the world of television broadcasting as an integral part of the mass media which impinges so greatly on our lives.