In a world where increasing amounts of information are available at ever faster speeds, GIST is a tv network that allows viewers to get the most information in as short a period of time as possible, and in an entertaining way. There simply aren't enough hours in the day to watch every television program, movie, and news show that people want to see. GIST solves this problem by offering its viewers brief summaries that convey the essence of a film (or other program), including commentary on major themes, plots, characters, and historical relevance, all with a bit of a wink.
Instructor: Bonnie Siegler. 2006.