WorldCat Identities

Thompson, Robert J. 1959-

Overview
Works: 15 works in 90 publications in 2 languages and 3,250 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography  Suspense fiction  Action and adventure fiction  Detective and mystery fiction 
Roles: Author, Other, Contributor, Editor, Author of introduction
Classifications: PS3566.U9, 813.54
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Robert J Thompson
Television's second golden age : from Hill Street blues to ER : Hill Street blues, St. Elsewhere, Cagney & Lacey, Moonlighting, L.A. law, Thirtysomething, China Beach, Twin peaks, Northern exposure, Picket fences, with brief reflections on Homicide, NYPD blue, Chicago hope, and other quality dramas by Robert J Thompson( Book )

22 editions published between 1995 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 837 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is an insider's tour, touching on the network's dizzying decision-making process, and the artists who have revolutionized the medium
Prime time, prime movers : from I love Lucy to L.A. law--America's greatest tv shows and the people who created them by David Marc( Book )

12 editions published between 1992 and 1995 in English and held by 658 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Medium. Red Skelton was the classic clown from the heartland. Paul Henning, who created, wrote, and produced The Beverly Hillbillies, was himself a kid from Missouri who grew up to become a millionaire in Los Angeles. Norman Lear modeled Archie Bunker after his own cantankerous father. Steven Bochco productions, such as Hill Street Blues and L.A. Law, made TV watching respectable for yuppies. Authors David Marc and Robert J. Thompson are the most outspoken proponents of
Television studies : textual analysis( Book )

6 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 436 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Television in the antenna age : a concise history by David Marc( Book )

16 editions published between 2004 and 2008 in English and held by 404 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Television in the Antenna Age is an overview of the medium's history and development in the United States. Integrating three major concerns - television as technology, industry, and art - the book introduces the complex, and often overlooked story of television and its impact on American life. It ends with a provocative mediation on the effect since the 1980s of competing technologies, the consolidation of media ownership, and the emerging aesthetics of twenty-first-century programming."--Jacket
Making television : authorship and the production process( Book )

8 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 356 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Part of Praeger's Media and Society Series, this contributed volume is the only collection of essays on television authorship. It includes work of some of the most prominent scholars in television studies. Rather than assigning one author to individual television texts, the contributors probe the relationship between the various authors at work within the institutional, cultural, and economic settings that characterize the television industry. This book analyzes and defines the unique methods of television authorship and suggests numerous candidates for authorial accountability allowing the medium to enter the realm of contemporary criticism. The first part of the volume provides a case study in four chapters on authorship issues surrounding Frank's Place, the short lived but compelling situation comedy. This is followed by three chapters focusing on issues of authorship in international television. The book then probes the studio's role as author, including essays on Warner Brothers, Desilu, and Screen Gems. Finally the contributors examine individual TV authors and cover such topics as point of view in music video, television production as collective action, and unconventional television.(EDITOR)
Adventures on prime time : the television programs of Stephen J. Cannell by Robert J Thompson( Book )

6 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 235 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The godfather by Mario Puzo( Book )

6 editions published between 2002 and 2016 in English and held by 106 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A searing novel of the Mafia underworld, The Godfather introduced readers to the first family of American crime fiction, the Corleones, and the powerful legacy of tradition, blood, and honor that was passed on from father to son. With its themes of the seduction of power, the pitfalls of greed, and family allegiance, it resonated with millions of readers across the world-and became the definitive novel of the virile, violent subculture that remains steeped in intrigue, in controversy, and in our collective consciousness
Television's second golden age : from Hill Street blues to ER by Robert J Thompson( Book )

3 editions published between 1995 and 1997 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The dynamics of power and creativity in American commercial television : the case of Stephen J. Cannell by Robert J Thompson( )

4 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Honey I'm home! : breadwinners and homemakers( Visual )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The second episode in a six-part series chronicling how comedy has defined the nation's character with commentary by film historians, comedians, writers and producers, spotlighting comedians through the generations who broke the rules to advance the genre. Episode two focusing on television sitcoms starts with George Burns and Gracie Allen, the married couple who moved their popular radio program to television, then continues with clips from The Goldbergs (the first American sit-com), I Love Lucy, The Honeymooners, The Dick Van Dyke Show, The Mary Tyler Moore Show, All in the Family, The Cosby Show, Roseanne, Seinfeld and The Simpsons
The television series( )

in French and English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Slip on a banana peel : the knockabouts( Visual )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The third episode in a six-part series chronicling how comedy has defined the nation's character with commentary by film historians, comedians, writers and producers, spotlighting comedians through the generations who broke the rules to advance the genre. Episode three looks at physical comedy, with Charlie Chaplin, Buster Keaton, the Marx Brothers, Laurel and Hardy, the Three Stooges, Martin and Lewis, Lucille Ball and Jim Carrey
Sock it to me? : Satire and parody( Visual )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The final episode in a six-part series chronicling how comedy has defined the nation's character with commentary by film historians, comedians, writers and producers, spotlighting comedians through the generations who broke the rules to advance the genre. Episode six includes clips and discussions of Will Rogers, Abbot and Costello, Sid Caesar, Johnny Carson, Tom Hehrer, Alan Sherman, song lyrics by Tom Lehrer and Allan Sherman, Carol Burnett, Mel Brooks, Laugh In, Saturday Night Live, Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert. Includes commentary on the current practice of politicians using appearances on talk shows to promote their political careers
Performing the self : character agency and impression management within the narrative of Survivor: Samoa by Carolyn Davis Hedges( Book )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The Oprah phenomenon by Jennifer Harris( )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Her image is iconic: Oprah Winfrey has built an empire on her ability to connect with and inspire her audience. No longer just a name, ""Oprah"" has become a brand representing the talk show host's unique style of self-actualizing individualism. The cultural and economic power wielded by Winfrey merits critical evaluation. The contributors to The Oprah Phenomenon examine the origins of her public image and its substantial influence on politics, entertainment, and popular opinion. Contributors address praise from her many supporters and weigh criticisms from her detractors. Winfrey's ability t
 
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Television's second golden age : from Hill Street blues to ER : Hill Street blues, St. Elsewhere, Cagney & Lacey, Moonlighting, L.A. law, Thirtysomething, China Beach, Twin peaks, Northern exposure, Picket fences, with brief reflections on Homicide, NYPD blue, Chicago hope, and other quality dramasTelevision's second golden age : from Hill Street blues to ER
Alternative Names
Robert Thompson educatore statunitense

Robert Thompson (media scholar) Amerikaans mediahistoricus

Robert Thompson US-amerikanischer Medienhistoriker

Thompson, Robert 1959-

Роберт Томпсон

رابرت تامپسون

روبرت تومسون

Languages
English (87)

French (1)

Covers
Prime time, prime movers : from I love Lucy to L.A. law--America's greatest tv shows and the people who created themTelevision studies : textual analysisTelevision in the antenna age : a concise historyMaking television : authorship and the production processAdventures on prime time : the television programs of Stephen J. CannellThe godfatherTelevision's second golden age : from Hill Street blues to ER