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  • Yours Truly, Hugh Downsby Hugh Downs

    Garrett County Press 2012; US$ 2.99

    Hugh Downs, legendary broadcaster at 20/20 and The Tonight Show, describes how an endlessly creative childhood lead to his career as a radioman and broadcaster. Topics examined include: his father?s wayward attempt to automate their entire family home (down to the plumbing), a boyhood attempt to manufacture alcohol (until his Grandmother wrecked... more...

  • Blockbuster TVby Janet Staiger

    NYU Press 2000; US$ 26.00

    Archie Bunker. Jed. Laverne and Shirley. Cliff Huxtable. Throughout the entire history of American prime-time television only four sitcoms have been true blockbusters, with Nielsen ratings far above the second- and third-rated programs. Weekly, millions of Americans of every age were making a special effort to turn on the set to see what Archie, Jed,... more...

  • Breaking Bad and Philosophyby David R. Koepsell; Robert Arp

    Open Court 2012; US$ 19.99

    Breaking Bad , hailed by Stephen King, Chuck Klosterman, and many others as the best of all TV dramas, tells the story of a man whose life changes because of the medical death sentence of an advanced cancer diagnosis. The show depicts his metamorphosis from inoffensive chemistry teacher to feared drug lord and remorseless killer. Driven at first... more...

  • Jeopardy! and Philosophyby Shaun P. Young

    Open Court 2012; US$ 19.99

    Since its debut in 1964, Jeopardy! has been one of America?s favorite and longest-running daytime quiz shows. It turns the question-answer format of traditional quiz shows on its head and requires contestants to pose correct questions to answers in selected categories. While mining information and facts from Alchemy to Zoology, Jeopardy! , is a... more...

  • Friendlyvisionby Ralph Engelman; Morley Safer

    Columbia University Press 2009; US$ 29.99

    Fred Friendly (1915-1998) was the single most important personality in news and public affairs programming during the first four decades of American television. Portrayed by George Clooney in the film Good Night and Good Luck , Friendly, together with Edward R. Murrow, invented the television documentary format and subsequently oversaw the birth... more...

  • Curb Your Enthusiasm and Philosophyby Mark Ralkowski

    Open Court 2012; US$ 19.99

    In a promotional video for the eighth season of HBO?s Curb Your Enthusiasm , Larry David appears as Godzilla, walking through the streets of New York City, terrorizing everyone who sees him. People scream and run for their lives. Larry, meanwhile, has a quizzical look on his face and asks, What, are you people nuts?? What makes Larry a monster, and... more...

  • Television and New Mediaby Jennifer Gillan

    Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 39.95

    We watch TV on computers, phones, and other mobile devices; television is now online as much as it is "on air." Television and New Media introduces readers to the ways that new media technologies have transformed contemporary broadcast television production, scheduling, distribution, and reception practices. Drawing upon recent examples including... more...

  • An Introduction to Television Studiesby Jonathan Bignell

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 42.95

    In this comprehensive textbook, now updated for its third edition, Jonathan Bignell provides students with a framework for understanding the key concepts and main approaches to Television Studies, including audience research, television history and broadcasting policy, and the analytical study of individual programmes. Features include: a... more...

  • So You Want To Be A TV Presenter?by Kathryn Wolfe; Chris Tarrant

    Nick Hern Books 2012; US$ 12.99

    A practical, vocational guide to starting a career on TV as a presenter. The demand for presenters in the television industry has never been higher. But, although it’s seen as a glamorous job and a step to celebrity, being a TV presenter is also hard work, and demands a varied range of journalistic, technical, performance and personal skills.... more...

  • Psych and Philosophyby Robert Arp

    Open Court 2013; US$ 19.99

    I?m getting something,? says Shawn, assuming a look of intense concentration and pressing his fingertips to the sides of his head. Shawn Spencer uses lies, pretense, and distraction to get at the truth. But can pseudoscience and fakery really be so helpful? And if they can be, is it ethical to employ them? Psych and Philosophy takes an entertaining... more...