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Inside prime time

Author: Todd Gitlin
Publisher: New York : Pantheon Books, ©1983.
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A behind-the-scenes view of prime-time television reveals how shows get and stay on the air, explains how television is shaped by the political and cultural climate of the era, and offers anecdotes about "Charlie's Angels," "Hill Street Blues," and other series.
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Gitlin, Todd.
Inside prime time.
New York : Pantheon Books, c1983
(OCoLC)608956196
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Todd Gitlin
ISBN: 0394533089 9780394533087
OCLC Number: 9576653
Description: vii, 369 p. ; 24 cm.
Contents: The problem of knowing --
Predicting the unpredicatable --
By the numbers --
Making schedules --
The triumph of the synthetic: spinoff,s copies, recombinant culture --
"Another American Dream Gon Astray" --
Inside tracks in a small world --
the deal is the art form --
Movies of the week --
The turn toward "Relevance" Shifting right: yesterday's Vietnam, Today's FBI - The :Far Righteous" shake the Temple of Commerce --
The Temple stands --
Hill Street Blues: "Make it look messy".
Responsibility: Todd Gitlin.
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A behind-the-scenes view of prime-time television reveals how shows get and stay on the air, explains how television is shaped by the political and cultural climate of the era, and offers anecdotes about "Charlie's Angels," "Hill Street Blues," and other series.

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