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Iteration Xers have been cited with tv as a child sitter. They have been weaned on television, and "the boob tube" has exerted a special impact on their lives. In Gen X television, Rob Owen explores the symbiotic courting among tv and this mostly misunderstood age team.

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Xers are the most media-savvy generation ever. C. "MTV turned everything up a notch. Action became faster, shots became shorter, women became nuder. Shows like Miami Vice and, now, Baywatch wouldn't exist without MTV. " MTV, in turn, changed television commercials, making quick cuts, funky camera angles, editing effects, and odd forms of lighting more commonplace in advertising. "The whole deal is tremendously more dynamic by orders of magnitude than advertising that existed even 15 years ago, thanks to MTV," said Bob Garfield, ad critic for Advertising Age.

Laurel A. " The positive side is the wider awareness that most Xers have of world issues and their sensitivity to other people's (and people's) needs. " Jonathan Spangler, 25 "I wish I knew how to define it because I'm supposed to be part of it. It seems to have something to do with Seattle grunge and disaffected youth. " Kathleen Scott, 24 "I suppose it merely categorizes people between certain [birth] dates. " Tena Walters, 22 "A younger, disaffected but aware group that rejects that 'systems' that's in place now, who are currently trying to find better alternatives.

I think it's an overstatement to say that our cynicism defines us, yet I think that is an element. " "We're all really cynical, and I don't think we've found our identities yet," Ungerleider added. "Oh, I forgot to tell you," Chase replied. " Ungerleider said. " Ungerleider said. "Did the people in the 1970s know they were, like, cheesy, cocainesnorting, me-generation people? I don't think we know what we are yet. I think a lot of what we do is to emulate other decades, other generations. The 1970s have come back, and pretty soon the 1980s will be back.

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