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High anxiety : catastrophe, scandal, age & comedy / Patricia Mellencamp
Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1992.
Call No: 632.46 MEL Author: Mellencamp, Patricia Place: Bloomington Publisher: Indiana University Press PubDate: 1992 PhysDes: xvi, 414 p. : ill. ; 25 cm Series: Arts and politics of the everyday Subject: POPULAR CULTURE AND TV; IMPERIALISM AND TV; COMMERCIALS, TV; GOVERNMENT CONTROL. USA; PSYCHOANALYSIS AND TV; DISASTERS ON TV; LAWSUITS; NARRATIVE IN TV; SEX AND TV; SITUATION COMEDY; GULF WAR ON TV; WOMEN ON TV; TALK SHOWS. USA; RIVERA, GERALDO; DURAS, MARGUERITE; BALL, LUCILLE; BENSON, SUSAN PORTER; RIVERS, JOAN; ARNOLD, ROSEANNE; BURNS, GEORGE; DONAHUE, PHIL; FAGIN, STEVE; WAGNER, JANE; EVIL ANGELS (AT, Fred Schepisi, 1988); GEORGE BURNS AND GRACIE ALLEN SHOW, THE [TV] (US, 1950-1958?); ETERNAL FRAME [MM] (US, 1975?); OPRAH WINFREY SHOW, THE [TV] (US, 1986- ); ROSEANNE [TV] (US, 1988- ); TWIN PEAKS [TV] (US, David Lynch & others, 1990-1991); YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS, THE [TV] (US, 1973- ); MURDER, SHE WROTE [TV] (US, 1984- ); MAJOR DAD [TV] (US, 1989- ); I LOVE LUCY [TV] (US, 1951-57); CURRENT AFFAIR, A [TV] (US, 1986- ) Notes: Includes bibliographical references (p. -408) and index ISBN: 0253207355 (pbk.); 0253337445 (alk. paper) LON: 8666545 More info
Hot air : all talk, all the time / by Howard Kurtz
New York: BasicBooks, 1997.
Call No: 759.7 KUR Author: Kurtz, Howard Source: US Place: New York Publisher: BasicBooks PubDate: 1997 PhysDes: viii, 423 p. ; 21 cm Subject: TALK SHOWS; TALK SHOWS. USA Summary: "America is awash in talk. Loud talk. Angry talk. Conspiratorial talk. This cacophony of rumor, opinion, and invective has produced a high-decibel revolution that is transforming the nature of politics and journalism. How these television and radio talk shows have become so powerful and why we should be concerned about them is the subject of Howard Kurtz's fascinating and maddening new book, Hot Air. With the penetrating analysis that has distinguished him as one of the nation's most influential media journalists, Kurtz goes behind the scenes to explore the allure and impact of America's biggest mouths: Rush Limbaugh, Phil Donahue, Michael Kinsley and Don Imus.
Kurtz also goes backstage at Nightline and Larry King Live, two outposts of sanity, and describes how such programs are put together. He takes an amusing tour of the airwaves with provocateur Howard Stern and a corps of influential local hosts. He explores the bizarre world of daytime talk and explains why civilized conversation has given way to a procession of freaks and food fights. Along the way, Kurtz shows how journalism is threatened by some of these shows and illustrates how the inherent negativity of talk on the airwaves corrodes the political process...." -- Introduction Notes: Includes bibliographical references (p. 391-405) and index ISBN: 0465030742 Contents: 1. The talkathon culture -- 2. The art of the blurt -- 3. Daytime dysfunction -- 4. The king of schmooze -- 5. Caught in the crossfire -- 6. Toe to toe with Ted -- 7. Video verite -- 8. Sunday ritual -- 9. Talking for dollars -- 10. The rush hour -- 11. Radio rebels -- 12. The influence game -- 13. Blurring the lines -- 14. A personal odyssey -- 15. The future of talk More info
The looking glass world of nonfiction TV / by Elayne Rapping
Boston, MA: South End Press, 1987.
Media and meaning : an introduction / Colin Stewart, Marc Lavelle and Adam Kowaltzke
London: British Film Institute, 2001.
Satire TV : politics and comedy in the post-network era / edited by Jonathon Gray, Jeffrey P. Jones, and Ethan Thompson
New York: New York University Press, 2009.
Call No: 732 SAT Source: US Place: New York Publisher: New York University Press PubDate: 2009 PhysDes: xiv, 283 p. : ill. ; 24 cm Subject: POLITICS AND TV; TALK SHOWS. USA; TALK SHOWS; SATIRE ON TV; GRAY, JONATHON; COLBERT, STEPHAN; JONES, JEFFREY P.; THOMPSON, ETHAN; OSBORNE-THOMPSON, HEATHER; DAY, AMBER; STEWART, JON; CHAPELLE, DAVE; MORREALE, JOANNE; BAYM, GEOFFREY; ROMNEY, MITT; JENKINS, HENRY; HAGGINS, BAMBI; SANTO, AVI; SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE [TV] (US, 1975-); LIL' BUSH; DAILY SHOW THE [TV] (US, Andy Barsh/Chuck O'Neil/Scott Preston/Christian Santiago, 1996-); RICK MERCER REPORT; SOUTH PARK [TV] (US, 1997-); BOONDOCKS, THE Summary: Satire TV examines what happens when comedy becomes political, and politics become funny. A series of original essays focus on a range of programs, from The Daily Show to South Park, Da Ali G Show to The Colbert Report, The Boondocks to Saturday Night Live, Lil' Bush to Chapelle's Show, along with Internet DIY satire and essays on British and Canadian Satire. They all offer insights into what today's class of satire tells us about the current state of politics, of television, of citizenship, all the while suggesting what satire adds to the political realm that news and documentaries cannot. ISBN: 978-0-8147-3199-4 Language: English Contents: --Foreword by David Marc-- Part 1 Post 9/11, Post Modern, or Just Post Network? -- 1 The State of Satire, the Satire of State /Jonathon Gray, Jeffrey P. Jones, and Ethan Thompson -- 2 With All Due Respect: Satirizing Presidents from Saturday Night Live to Lil' Bush -- 3 Tracing the "Fake" Candidate in American Television Comedy / Heather Osborne-Thompson -- Part 2 Fake News, Real Funny -- 4 And Now...the News? Mimesis and the Real in The Daily Show / Amber Day -- 5 Jon Stewart and The Daily Show: I thought You Were Going to Be Funny! / Joanne Morreale -- 6 Stephan Colbert's Parody of the Postmodern / Geoffrey Baym -- Part 3 Building in the Critical Rubble: Between Deconstruction and Reconstruction -- 7 Throwing Out the Welcomr Mat: Public Figures as Guests and Victims in TV Satire / Jonathon Gray -- 8 Speaking "Truth" to Power? Television Satire, Rick Mercer Report, and the Politics of Place and Space / Serra Tinic -- 9 Why Mitt Romney Wont Debate a Snowman / Henry Jenkins -- Part 4 Shock and Guffaw: The Limits of Satire -- 10 Good Demo, Bade Taste: South Park as Carnivalesque Satire / Ethan Thompson -- 11 In the Wake of "The Nigger Pixie": Dave Chapelle and the Politics of Crossover Comedy / Bambi Haggins -- 12 Of Niggas and Citizens: The Boondocks Fans and Differentiated Black American Politics / Avi Santo -- About the Contributors -- Index More info
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Talking with television : woman, talk shows and modern self-reflexivity / Helen Wood
Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 2009.
Call No: 451-02 WOO Author: Wood, Helen Place: Urbana Publisher: University of Illinois Press PubDate: 2009 PhysDes: xi, 238 p . ; 24 cm Series: Feminist studies and media culture Subject: FEMINISM AND TV; SOCIOLOGY AND TV; TALK SHOWS; BAHTIN, MIHAIL; MONTGOMERY, MARIAN; SAUSSURE, FERDINAND DE; OPRAH WINFREY SHOW, THE [TV] (US, 1986- ) Summary: Focusing on the political and everyday nature of talk, Talking with Television explores the relationship between talk on TV, talk about TV, and, most dynamically, talk with TV. By observing and analyzing the daily viewing habits of a dozen women viewers, Helen Wood captures how television dynamically unfolds alongside the viewers' own personal opinions, experiences, and life stories. She interprets these experiences as daily rituals of self-reflexivity, focusing on the performance of gender as a doubling of place in contemporary conditions of modernity. Offering a critical analysis of the ritual communication of talk television, Wood argues for a more sustained focus on the mechanics of mediated interaction in media studies, particularly as the field attempts to theorize the characterisitcs of 'old' and 'new' media. Directly challenging the fundamental assumption that new media forms are uniquely interactive, Talking with television reveals that televisual styles, particularly talk-based TV, have always sought to encourage a participatory relationship with viewers at home. -- BLURB Notes: Includes bibliographical references (p. -234) and index ISBN: 97802520763022 Contents: Talk is not so cheap -- Making talk talk in media studies -- Daytime talking -- Method : texts-in-action -- Talking about daytime talk -- Talking back : the mediated conversational floor -- Texts, subjects, and modern self-reflexivity -- Conclusions : media, mechanics, and the politics of self-reflexivity More info
Television / Michael Winship
New York: Random House, c1988.