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The Influence of American Popular Culture in Other Countries

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photo credit Nasa / Goddard Space Flight Center / Reto Stöckli
How Global Media Helped to Spread American Popular Culture
The Influence of American Popular Culture in Other Countries
Popular Culture
The growth and influence of American culture has increased greatly in the twentieth century due to advancements in technology. Countries all around the world, now more than ever, are becoming familiar with American popular culture and finding it appealing.
American Popular Culture is comprised of the attitudes and perspectives shared by the majority of United States citizens. These attitudes and perspectives are fueled by mass media outlets such as: television and films, sports, music, and fashion. These outlets are all ways to broadcast America's culture.
Television and Films
Celebrities such as Angelina Jolie, Leonardo DiCaprio, "James Bond", Brad Pitt, Meryl Streep James Cameron, Johnny Depp, Sandra Bullock and Oprah have made successful careers in television and film and are international icons.
Sports
Basketball - Michael Jordan
Football - Roger Staubach
Tennis - Venus and Serena Williams
Golf - Tiger Woods
Baseball - Babe Ruth, Joe DiMaggio, Lou Gehrig
Gymnastics - Gabby Douglas

Sports in the United States show no age, gender or racial boundaries.

Playing in America allows them to fulfill the 'American Dream'.
Music
Today's pop music icons are well-known in almost every country.
Beyonce, Lady Gaga, Britney Spears, and Madonna are included in the list of 'Forbes Celebrity 100: The World's Most Powerful Celebrities.
Michael Jackson - transformed the art of music and paved the way to modern pop music.
MTV (Music Television) is the most popular and most famous music channel in the world.
Analysis of the 'American Dream'
What is the American Dream?
Why do other cultures want to adapt certain aspects of the American way of life?
American pop culture could not exist without word of mouth, technology, determination and freedom.
Analysis of the American Dream
American pop culture could not exist without word of mouth, technology, determination and freedom.
American Pop Culture Throughout the World
American television shows and adaptations are popular in other countries.
Every year, Hollywood movies studios make more than five hundred movies.
Hollywood is one of the largest cinema industries in the world - including twenty studios worldwide. (Paramount Pictures, Warner Broethers, Walt Disney Studios, 20th Century Fox.
Oprah Winfrey
Ranked #1 on 'Forbes Celebrity 100: The World's Most Powerful Celebrities' in 2010
Used television as a primary medium to reach her target audience
Later branched out to communicate to her fans through her personal magazines, website, and radio station.
Popular Musicians
in American Culture
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