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  • The War for Late Nightby Bill Carter

    Penguin Group US 2010; US$ 26.95

    The New York Times bestselling author of The Late Shift delivers "a boisterous, two-timing, high-stakes drama about the business of comedy" ( The Associated Press ). No one is more uniquely suited to document television's latest late- night travesty than veteran media reporter and bestselling author, Bill Carter. NBC's CEO, Jeff Zucker,... more...

  • Telenovelasby Ilan Stavans

    ABC-CLIO 2010; US$ 55.00

    Drama! Excess! Men in bee suits! Often erroneously compared to soap operas of the United States, outside of the necessary and sometimes fantastical dramatic story arc, however, the telenovela differs greatly from U.S. soap operas and have regional and cultural distinctions throughout Latin America. In Telenovelas, Ilan Stavans has gathered over two-dozen... more...

  • Mr. Monk and Philosophyby D. E. Wittkower

    Open Court 2011; US$ 19.95

    Mr. Monk and Philosophy is a carefully and neatly organized collection of eighteen chapters divided into exactly six groups of precisely three chapters each. Drawing on a wide range of philosophers?from Aristotle and Diogenes, to Siddhartha Gautama and St. Thomas Aquinas, to David Hume and Karl Popper?the authors ask how Adrian Monk solves his... more...

  • Analyzing Mad Menby Scott F. Stoddart

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2011; US$ 40.00

    AMC's episodic drama Mad Men has become a cultural phenomenon, detailing America's preoccupation with commercialism and image in the Camelot of 1960s Kennedy-era America, while self-consciously exploring current preoccupations. The 12 critical essays in this collection offer a broad, interdisciplinary approach to this highly relevant television... more...

  • Television’s Top 100by Wesley Hyatt

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2011; US$ 55.00

    Remember the finales of M*A*S*H, Cheers and Seinfeld? Do you know who shot J.R. on Dallas? This entertaining survey recounts these and other memorable events that generated some of American television's biggest audiences when they were first telecast from 1960 to the present. Here you will find the inside stories about the most popular specials,... more...

  • Writing for Radioby Annie Caulfield

    Crowood 2011; US$ 13.11

    Writing for Radio -- A Practical Guide offers advice and inspiration for anyone thinking of writing or beginning to write for radio. The book focuses mainly on radio drama techniques, with advice from producers and experienced writers, but also covers documentary writing, radio soaps, radio comedy and essential advice on how to begin and maintain... more...

  • Heartland TVby Victoria E. Johnson

    NYU Press 2008; US$ 89.00

    Winner of the 2009 Society for Cinema and Media Studies Katherine Singer Kovacs Book Award. The Midwest of popular imagination is a "Heartland" characterized by traditional cultural values and mass market dispositions. Whether cast positively —; as authentic, pastoral, populist, hardworking, and all-American—or negatively—as... more...

  • The Television Entrepreneursby Raymond Boyle; Lisa Kelly

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2012; US$ 109.95

    Based on extensive interviews with key industry and business figures and drawing on new empirical research into audience perceptions of business, The Television Entrepreneurs draws upon popular business-oriented shows such as The Apprentice and Dragons' Den to explore the relationship between television and business. Raymond Boyle and Lisa Kelly... more...

  • The Sopranos and Philosophyby Richard Greene; Peter Vernezze; Vincent Pastore

    Open Court 2012; US$ 17.95

    Tony Soprano and the gang meet classic and modern philosophy in these witty, provocative essays. Covering everything from Aristotle to ziti, 17 wiseguys (three of them gals) explore such irresistible topics as: Is Tony Soprano a good man? Is Carmela a feminist? Morally speaking, who is the worst person on The Sopranos? Is watching the show harmful... more...

  • Funny You Should Askby Scott Lewellen

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2013; US$ 35.00

    This oral history of television sitcom writing offers the perspectives of 22 of the best and most prolific early comedy writers. How they broke into the business; how they wrote scripts (and where they got their ideas); what it was like to work on hits--and on flops; what the sitcom actors were like; how they collaborated with other writers and producers;... more...