WorldCat Identities

Thompson, Robert J. 1959-

Overview
Works: 18 works in 76 publications in 2 languages and 3,579 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography  Suspense fiction  Detective and mystery stories 
Roles: Author, Editor
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 )

18 editions published between 1995 and 2008 in English and held by 863 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 )

9 editions published between 1992 and 1995 in English and held by 675 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Television is the most maligned of the modern media. Critics and even viewers casually call it the "boob tube" or the "idiot box" or even "bubble gum for the eyes." But in the hands of certain individuals it can become a creative canvas, a dramatic art that opens a distinctive window on our culture. There is a growing argument--an auteur theory--that despite all the commercial constraints, the television producer is capable of using TV as a medium of personal expression
Television studies : textual analysis( Book )

5 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 )

17 editions published between 2004 and 2008 in English and held by 399 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
Ethnoterritorial politics, policy, and the western world( Book )

3 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 357 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Making television : authorship and the production process( Book )

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

Adventures on prime time : the television programs of Stephen J. Cannell by Robert J Thompson( Book )

4 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 240 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The godfather by Mario Puzo( Book )

2 editions published between 2002 and 2005 in English and held by 91 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Novel delves into the operation of the Cosa Nostre by focusing on Mafia leader Vito Corleone and his underworld domain
The dynamics of power and creativity in American commercial television : the case of Stephen J. Cannell by Robert J Thompson( )

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

The television series( )

in French and English and held by 4 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
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
Making television( Book )

1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Performing the self by Carolyn Davis Hedges( )

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

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
Television in the Antenna Age: A Concise History( )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Television in the Antenna Age" is an accessible, engaging, and straightforward 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, fascinating, and often overlooked story of television and its impact on American life. It ends with a provocative meditation on the effect since the 1980s of competing technologies, the consolidation of media ownership, and the emerging aesthetics of twenty-first-century programming. Written by the two prominent experts on American television, this book includes several illustrative features on leading figures in TV's development. It is the most compact and authoritative history of the medium to date
The Oprah phenomenon by Jennifer Harris( )

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

Introduction : Oprah Winfrey as subject and spectacle / Jennifer Harris and Elwood Watson -- Oprah Winfrey and race. The specter of Oprah Winfrey : critical black female spectatorship / Tarshia L. Stanley -- My mom and Oprah Winfrey : her appeal to white women / Linda Kay -- The "Oprahization" of America : The man show and the redefinition of black femininity / Valerie Palmer-Mehta -- Oprah Winfrey on the stage. Oprah Winfrey and women's autobiography : a televisual performance of the therapeutic self / Eva Illouz and Nik John -- From fasting toward self-acceptance : Oprah Winfrey and weight loss in American culture / Ella Howard -- Spiritual talk : The Oprah Winfrey Show and the popularization of the new age / Maria McGrath -- Oprah Winfrey and spirituality / Denise Martin -- Phenomenon on trial : reading rhetoric at Texas beef v. Oprah Winfrey / Jennifer Richardson -- Oprah Winfrey on the page. Oprah's book club and the American dream / Malin Pereira -- Some lessons before dying : gender, morality, and the missing critical discourse in Oprah's book club / Roberta F. Hammett and Audrey Dentith -- Making corrections to Oprah's Book club : reclaiming literary power for gendered literacy management / Sarah Robbins -- Knowing for sure : epistemologies of the autonomous self in O, the Oprah magazine / Marjorie Jolles -- Oprah Winfrey's branding of personal empowerment / Damiana Gibbons -- "What is Africa to me?" : The Oprah Winfrey leadership academy / Jennifer Harris
 
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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 toER : 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, ER, Chicago hope, and other quality dramas
Alternative Names
Robert Thompson educatore statunitense

Robert Thompson US-amerikanischer Medienhistoriker

Thompson, Robert 1959-

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Languages
English (75)

French (1)

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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 toER : 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, ER, Chicago hope, and other quality dramas