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Politics Is a Joke!: How TV Comedians Are Remaking Political Life
Politics Is a Joke!: How TV Comedians Are Remaking Political Life
by S. Robert Lichter
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Does late night political humor matter? Are late-night comedians merely entertaining, or do they have the power to influence the way we think about politics and politicians? Politics is a Joke! situates late night comedy in the historical context of... (read more)

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The Revolution Was Televised: The Cops, Crooks, Slingers, and Slayers Who Changed TV Drama Forever
The Revolution Was Televised: The Cops, Crooks, Slingers, and Slayers Who Changed TV Drama Forever
by Alan Sepinwall
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ONE OF NEW YORK TIMES BOOK CRITIC MICHIKO KAKUTANI’S 10 FAVORITE BOOKS OF THE YEAR ONE OF HOLLYWOOD REPORTER’S 12 BEST HOLLYWOOD-RELATED BOOKS OF THE YEAR In The Revolution Was Televised, celebrated TV critic Alan Sepinwall chronicles the... (read more)

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Difficult Men: Behind the Scenes of a Creative Revolution: From the Sopranos and the Wire to Mad Men and Breaking Bad
Difficult Men: Behind the Scenes of a Creative Revolution: From the Sopranos and the Wire to Mad Men and Breaking Bad
by Brett Martin
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A revealing look at the shows that helped TV emerge as the signature art form of the twenty-first century In the late 1990s and early 2000s, the landscape of television began an unprecedented transformation. While the networks continued to chase the... (read more)

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Reality Bites Back: The Troubling Truth about Guilty Pleasure TV
Reality Bites Back: The Troubling Truth about Guilty Pleasure TV
by Jennifer Pozner
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Media critic Pozner deconstructs reality TV's twisted fairytales to demonstrate that far from being simple "guilty pleasures," these programs are actually guilty of fomenting gender-war ideology and significantly affecting the intellectual and political... (read more)

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Friends, Followers and the Future: How Social Media Are Changing Politics, Threatening Big Brands, and Killing Traditional Media
Friends, Followers and the Future: How Social Media Are Changing Politics, Threatening Big Brands, and Killing Traditional Media
by Rory Oconnor
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"Rory O'Connor is one of the smartest media guys around. He knows who's spinning, who's pandering, and who's putting money in his own pocket at the expense of logic, reason, and the public good."—Michael Wolff, Vanity Fair media critic"This is a... (read more)

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Tick... Tick... Tick...: The Long Life and Turbulent Times of 60 Minutes
Tick... Tick... Tick...: The Long Life and Turbulent Times of 60 Minutes
by David Blum
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The story of how CBS's 60 Minutes grew from a little network experiment into a Sunday-night-at-seven addiction for most of the country would itself make a raucous and typically compelling 60 Minutes episode. Or, maybe, an opera, complete with rival... (read more)

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The Crime Drama (TV Genres)
The Crime Drama (TV Genres)
by Sue Turnbull
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As a genre, the television crime drama has long been a constant of the television landscape since it first migrated from film and radio onto the small screen in the 1950s. Since then, from Dixon of Dock Green to The Wire , from Minder to The Sopranos or... (read more)

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Slimed!: An Oral History of Nickelodeon's Golden Age
Slimed!: An Oral History of Nickelodeon's Golden Age
by Mathew Klickstein
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SLIMED! An Oral History of Nickelodeon's Golden Age tells the surprisingly complex, wonderfully nostalgic, and impressively compelling story of how Nickelodeon — the First Kids' Network — began as a DIY startup in the late 70s, and forged... (read more)

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Sitcom: A History in 24 Episodes from I Love Lucy to Community
Sitcom: A History in 24 Episodes from I Love Lucy to Community
by Saul Austerlitz
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The form is so elemental, so basic, that we have difficulty imagining a time before it existed: a single set, fixed cameras, canned laughter, zany sidekicks, quirky family antics. Obsessively watched and critically ignored, sitcoms were a distraction, a... (read more)

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The Hippest Trip in America: Soul Train and the Evolution of Culture & Style
The Hippest Trip in America: Soul Train and the Evolution of Culture & Style
by Nelson George
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"We wish you love, peace . . . and soul!" When it debuted in October 1971, Soul Train boldly went where no variety show had gone before, showcasing the cultural preferences of young African Americans and the fashions and sounds that defined their... (read more)

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The Influencing Machine: Brooke Gladstone on the Media
The Influencing Machine: Brooke Gladstone on the Media
by Brooke Gladstone
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Nearly one million weekly listeners trust NPR's Brooke Gladstone to guide them through the distortions and complexities of the modern media. This brilliant radio personality now bursts onto the page as an illustrated character in vivid comics drawn by... (read more)

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Behind the Scenes of a TV Classic #01: Mayberry 101: Volume 1
Behind the Scenes of a TV Classic #01: Mayberry 101: Volume 1
by Neal Brower
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Writers, directors, actors, and crew reveal the stories behind 79 of the most popular episodes from The Andy Griffith... (read more)

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Monty Python's Flying Circus: Complete and Annotated
Monty Python's Flying Circus: Complete and Annotated
by Luke Dempsey
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Every script, every episode of the innovative, hilarious, and absurd Monty Python's Flying Circus, one of the most influential television series of all time, is include here, plus hundreds of annotations, behind-the-scenes stories, interviews, and more... (read more)

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Science on American Television: A History
Science on American Television: A History
by Marcel Chotkowski Lafollette
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 As television emerged as a major cultural and economic force, many imagined that the medium would enhance civic education for topics like science. And, indeed, television soon offered a breathtaking banquet of scientific images and ideas—both... (read more)

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Finding Serenity: Anti-Heroes, Lost Shepherds, and Space Hookers in Joss Whedon's "Firefly"
Finding Serenity: Anti-Heroes, Lost Shepherds, and Space Hookers in Joss Whedon's "Firefly"
by Glenn Yeffeth and Jane Espenson
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Fireflys early demise left fans with a deep sense of loss and plenty of unanswered questions. From what was wrong with the pilot to what was right with the Reavers, from the use of Chinese to how correspondence between Joss and network executives might... (read more)

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Popular Culture and Philosophy #2: The Simpsons and Philosophy: The D'Oh! of Homer
Popular Culture and Philosophy #2: The Simpsons and Philosophy: The D'Oh! of Homer
by William Irwin
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No less an authority than Homer Simpson himself has declared: "Cartoons don't have any deep meaning. They're just stupid drawings that give you a cheap laugh." Don't have a cow, man. Here comes a squadron of erudite scholars with the guts to challenge... (read more)

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Cold War, Cool Medium: Television, McCarthyism, and American Culture (Film and Culture)
Cold War, Cool Medium: Television, McCarthyism, and American Culture (Film and Culture)
by Thomas Patrick Doherty
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Conventional wisdom holds that television was a co-conspirator in the repressions of Cold War America, that it was a facilitator to the blacklist and handmaiden to McCarthyism. But Thomas Doherty argues that, through the influence of television, America... (read more)

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Difficult Men: Behind the Scenes of a Creative Revolution: From the Sopranos and the Wire to Mad Men and Breaking Bad
Difficult Men: Behind the Scenes of a Creative Revolution: From the Sopranos and the Wire to Mad Men and Breaking Bad
by Brett Martin
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A revealing look at the shows that helped TV emerge as the signature art form of the twenty-first century In the late 1990s and early 2000s, the landscape of television began an unprecedented transformation. While the networks continued to chase the... (read more)

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Deadwood (06 Edition)
Deadwood (06 Edition)
by Milch
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After just two seasons, Deadwood® has become one of cable's highest rated series, a symbol of how great television can be when pushed to its limits. From the masterful acting to the surprisingly credible re-creation of a Western gold-rush town to the... (read more)

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Live from New York: An Uncensored History of Saturday Night Live
Live from New York: An Uncensored History of Saturday Night Live
by Tom Shales and James Andrew Miller
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"Live from New York is described as 'an uncensored history of Saturday Night Live' and that is exactly what you get: no mincing of words, no glancing blows....See the hatred that Jim Belushi still bears for Bob Woodward for writing about his brother... (read more)

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