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|Material Type:||Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource|
|Document Type:||Book, Internet Resource|
|All Authors / Contributors:||
|ISBN:||0791468097 9780791468098 0791468100 9780791468104|
|Description:||x, 208 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm|
|Contents:||What is a genre? Quiz shows/game shows --
A heartline to America: creating audience participation --
Big money: the scandal and quiz shows in the 1950's --
Dealing with change: the evolution of quiz shows in the 1960's --
Dating games: playing relationships in 80's and 90's television --
Interactive control: quiz shows and new media technologies --
Conclusion: the reality of quiz shows.
He also provides a rethinking of media genre theory, offering a detailed analysis of the text-audience relationships on quiz shows and their significance for the practice of broadcasting."--Jacket.