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  • When Television Was Youngby Ed McMahon; David C. Fisher

    Thomas Nelson 2007; US$ 19.99

    Ed McMahon has interviewed writers, producers, cameramen, and stars such as Annette Funicello, Dick Clark, Andy Griffith, Art Linkletter, Gale Storm, Barbara Billingsley, Walter Cronkite, Jerry Mathers, Soupy Sales, Ron Howard, Merv Griffin, and more to provide not just a history of early television, but a history told by those who made it happen. more...

  • Mayberry Memoriesby Ken Beck; Jim Clark

    Thomas Nelson 2005; US$ 15.99

    Mayberry Memories: The Andy Griffith Show Photo Album is the most beautiful book ever to be released on one of the most beloved television shows in history. Features nearly 300 beautifully reproduced photographs in both color and black and white, the majority of which have never before been published. more...

  • In My Humble Opinionby Soraya Roberts

    ECW Press 2016; US$ 8.99

    A smart, engaging investigation of the show that brought real teens to TVMy So-Called Life lasted only 19 episodes from 1994 to 1995, but in that time it earned many devoted viewers, including the showrunners who would usher in the teen TV boom of the late ’90s and the new millennium. With its focus on 15-year-old Angela Chase’s search for... more...

  • This Is a Book About the Kids in the Hallby John Semley

    ECW Press 2016; US$ 11.99

    The first book to explore their history, legacy, and influenceThis is a book about the Kids in the Hall — the legendary Canadian sketch comedy troupe formed in Toronto in 1984 and best known for the innovative, hilarious, zeitgeist-capturing sketch show The Kids in the Hall — told by the people who were there, namely the Kids themselves.... more...

  • ¿Qué ponen en la tele?by Claude Allard; Cécile Dollé

    De Vecchi Ediciones 2016; US$ 2.99

    La televisión alimenta las discusiones familiares. Por un lado, están los padres, que a menudo consideran que los niños la miran demasiado, incluso cuando ellos también están enganchados a la pequeña pantalla. Por el otro, están los hijos, fascinados por la cantidad de imágenes, remedio fácil contra el aburrimiento. Este libro intenta desembrollar... more...

  • Dashing, Daring, and Debonairby Herbie J. Pilato; Adam West; Joel Eisenberg

    Taylor Trade Publishing 2016; US$ 15.99

    Be they actors, comedians, singers, dancers, or talk show hosts and personalities, everyone from George Burns and Milton Berle to Jack Benny and Jackie Gleason to Sid Caesar and Caesar Romero ignited their own particular brand of “man-erisms.” In the process, they each inspired their own particular brand of audience to cheer them on—whatever their... more...

  • Popular Television in Authoritarian Europeby Peter Goddard

    Manchester University Press 2016; US$ 100.00

    Brings together work on forms of popular television within the authoritarian regimes of Europe after World War Two more...

  • Entertaining Televisionby Su Holmes

    Manchester University Press 2015; US$ 15.99

    Entertaining television challenges the idea that the BBC in the 1950s was elitist and 'staid', upholding Reithian values in a paternalistic, even patronising way. By focusing on a number of (often controversial) programme case studies - such as the soap opera, the quiz/ game show, the 'problem' show and programmes dealing with celebrity culture - Su... more...

  • The Walking Dead Live!by Philip L. Simpson; Marcus Mallard

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2016; US$ 76.00

    Centering on media studies, this collection of essays examines both the show The Walking Dead and its source material, the graphic novels by Robert Kirkman. These essays look at the show from a variety of perspectives—from art and theology to gender, violence, and politics—through the prism of media studies. more...

  • The Other Glass Teatby Harlan Ellison

    Orion 2016; US$ 3.99

    In the late 1960s, Harlan Ellison launched a weekly column for the Los Angeles Free Press , where he uncompromisingly discussed the effects of television on modern society. He assaulted everything from television sitcoms to corrupt politicians, talk shows to military massacres. Today, more than four decades later, almost all of his criticism still... more...