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  • Three Blind Miceby Ken Auletta

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2010; US$ 23.00

    What happened to network television in the 1980s? How did CBS, NBC, and ABC lose a third of their audience and more than half of their annual profits? Ken Auletta, author of Greed and Glory on Wall Street, tells the gripping story of the decline of the networks in this epically scaled work of journalism. He chronicles the takeovers and executive coups... more...

  • Everything I Know I Learned From TVby Mark Rowlands

    Ebury Publishing 2010; US$ 15.50

    Everything I Know I Learned From TV uses characters we all know and love and their TV worlds to explain the great questions of philosophy. The only qualifications you need to join in are ownership of a sofa, a remote control, a sense of humour and an enquiring mind. The philosophy discussed is very much 'life' philosophy, answering the questions... more...

  • 50 Years on the Streetby William Roache

    Mainstream Publishing 2010; US$ 12.68

    In 50 Years on the Street: My Life with Ken Barlow , William Roache reflects on half a century of treasured memories accumulated during his time working on the long-running soap. He revisits the programme's most memorable moments and ponders the secret of its success while exploring the history of the show from its very early days of live broadcasts... more...

  • Queer Politics of Television, Theby Samuel A. Chambers

    I.B.Tauris 2009; US$ 14.95

    The Queer Politics of Television is a radical book, which brings together the fields of political theory and television studies. In one of the first books to do so, Samuel A Chambers exposes and explores the cultural politics of television by treating television shows - including 'Six Feet Under', 'Buffy the Vampire Slayer', 'Desperate Housewives',... more...

  • TV FAQby John Ellis

    I.B.Tauris 2007; US$ 14.95

    TV FAQ will make you a fully informed and knowledgeable, entertained and argumentative TV expert. Viewers and students of TV have a healthy curiosity about the medium and ask all sorts of general questions about it, but you have to look hard to find the answers. TV FAQ answers just about everything you?ve always wanted to know about television, in... more...

  • Reading Little Britainby Sharon Lockyer

    I.B.Tauris 2010; US$ 14.95

    Little Britain' arrived on British TV in 2003 - and was an instant hit. Matt Lucas and David Walliams wrote and performed, and their sharp satirical genius created this character-based sketch show - Vicky Pollard, Dafydd "I'm the only gay in the village", Ting Tong Macadangdang are hard to forget. Its huge popularity as cult-comedy on radio, then... more...

  • Dexter and Philosophyby Richard Greene; George A. Reisch; Rachel Robison

    Open Court 2011; US$ 17.99

    What explains the huge popular following for Dexter , currently the most-watched show on cable, which sympathetically depicts a serial killer driven by a cruel compulsion to brutally slay one victim after another? Although Dexter Morgan kills only killers, he is not a vigilante animated by a sense of justice but a charming psychopath animated by... more...

  • The World of Downton Abbeyby Jessica Fellowes; Julian Fellowes

    St. Martin's Press 2011; US$ 30.99

    A lavish look at the real world--both the secret history and the behind-the-scenes drama--of the spellbinding Emmy Award-winning Masterpiece TV series Downton Abbey April 1912. The sun is rising behind Downton Abbey, a great and splendid house in a great and splendid park. So secure does it appear that it seems as if the way it represents will... more...

  • Most Talkativeby Andy Cohen

    Henry Holt and Co. 2012; US$ 16.99

    The man behind the Real Housewives writes about his lifelong love affair with pop culture that brought him from the suburbs of St. Louis to his own television show From a young age, Andy Cohen knew one thing: He loved television. Not in the way that most kids do, but in an irrepressible, all-consuming, I-want-to-climb-inside-the-tube kind... more...

  • Downton Abbey and Philosophyby William Irwin; Mark D. White

    Wiley 2012; US$ 4.99

    A unique philosophical look at the hit television series Downton Abbey Who can resist the lure of Downton Abbey and the triumphs and travails of the Crawley family and its servants? We admire Bates's sense of honor, envy Carson's steadfastness, and thrill to Violet's caustic wit. Downton Abbey and Philosophy draws on some of history's most... more...