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- The University Press of Kentucky 2011; US$ 21.95
The host of The Bob Edwards Show and Bob Edwards Weekend on Sirius XM Radio, Bob Edwards became the first radio personality with a large national audience to take his chances in the new field of satellite radio. The programs' mix of long-form interviews and news documentaries has won many prestigious awards. For thirty years, Louisville native... more...
- John Blake 2008; US$ 9.99
The Costa Del Sol is a paradise for many. Sun, sea, beaches, and a laid-back lifestyle?no wonder it attracts so many ex-pat Brits. But for women who find themselves alone or trapped in stalled marriages, it can be a version of hell. That's where Dean Saunders comes in. The handsome 20-something Essex boy has what any man would consider a dream job.... more...
- NYU Press 2000; US$ 89.00
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...
- Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 114.95
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...
- 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 the... more...
- Wallstein Verlag 2012; US$ 34.49
Hauptbeschreibung Die Philosophie der Komödie: von Aristoteles bis Roberto Benigni. Trotz ihrer 2.000 Jahre alten Tradition liegt bisher noch keine Theoriegeschichte der Komödie vor. Stephan Kraft konzentriert sich in seiner Studie auf ein zentrales Element, das in der Theoriegeschichte der Komödie omnipräsent ist: das Happyend. Mal ist es als Voraussetzung... more...
- Open Court 2012; US$ 19.95
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...
- Open Court 2012; US$ 19.95
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...
- Columbia University Press 2009; US$ 25.99
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...
- University of Chicago Press 2012; US$ 29.00
For generations, fans and critics have characterized classic American radio drama as a ?theater of the mind.? This book unpacks that characterization by recasting the radio play as an aesthetic object within its unique historical context. In Theater of the Mind , Neil Verma applies an array of critical methods to more than six thousand recordings... more...