In this era of entertainment known as “Peak TV,” with diverse productions from networks, cable channels and streaming services at an all-time high, HH&S climbed a few summits of its own. Here's a look back at the past year.
We completed an evaluation study on the impact of an abortion storyline on ABC’s medical drama Grey’s Anatomy. It found that viewers who watched the episode “Papa Don’t Preach” were more knowledgeable about medication abortion than those who had not seen the episode, and had more positive attitudes about whether abortion should be legal.
Grey’s Anatomy (ABC)—One episode “Papa Don’t Preach,” Season 16, aired Nov. 7, 2019
Transgender people have achieved unprecedented media visibility, but does this translate into greater acceptance? New research by USC Annenberg and HH&S sheds light on this question.
How do TV health storylines affect us? When a significant health or climate change storyline with a strong call to action is scheduled to air, HH&S frequently works with the show to examine the impact of the storyline on viewers’ knowledge, attitudes, and behavior.