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Demographic vistas : television in American culture

Author: David Marc
Publisher: Philadelphia : University of Pennsylvania Press, ©1996.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Rev. edView all editions and formats
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In Demographic Vistas, David Marc shows how we can take television seriously within the humanist tradition while enjoying it on its own terms. To deal with the barrage of messages from television's chaotic history, Marc adapts tools of theatrical and literary criticism to focus on key personalities and genres in ways that reward serious students and casual viewers alike.
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: David Marc
ISBN: 0812215605 9780812215601 0812211642 9780812211641
OCLC Number: 33983199
Description: xxxi, 240 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Foreword to the revised edition / Horace Newcomb --
1. Beginning to begin again --
Television is funny --
Enter the proscenium --
In front of the curtain --
The theater collapses --
2. The situation comedy of Paul Henning: modernity and the American folk myth in The Beverly hillbillies --
3. The comedy of public safety --
4. Gleason's push --
5. Self-reflexive at last --
Cradle to grave --
The stars come out at night --
Boomers --
A light from Melonville --
6. What was broadcasting? --
A signal cast broadly --
The closing of the American circuit --
Ed Sullivan is no longer possible --
Appendix: Broadcast Network Prime Time Viewing Suggestions, 1984-96 --
Index of Television Series --
Index of Films Made for Theatrical Release.
Responsibility: David Marc ; [with a foreword by Horace Newcomb].

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