1. Read Gannon and Pillai’s chapter “American Football” in which they compareAme

1. Read Gannon and Pillai’s chapter “American Football” in which they compareAmerican culture, especially business, with America’s favorite sport. Write a paragraph summarizing one element of American culture captured in this analogy.
2.Watch the scene from “The Newsroom” in which actor Jeff Bridges gives an
unexpected answer to the question, “Why is America the greatest country in the
world?” Write a paragraph in which you isolate one fact presented in his
monologue and update it with the most recent information you can find, including
your source.
3. McLuhan suggested that studying our culture is challenging because “the fish
doesn’t know it lives in water.” This metaphor for ethnographic study is helpful
to remember when we try to describe “American” culture.

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