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The soap opera paradigm : television programming and corporate priorities

Author: James H Wittebols
Publisher: Lanham, Md. : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, ©2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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'The Soap Opera Paradigm' is an engaging look at the pervasive use of daytime soap opera storytelling techniques in most programme genres, from prime time soap operas to reality shows to the nightly news, coverage of political campaigns, & sports programming.
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Wittebols, James H.
Soap opera paradigm.
Lanham, Md. : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, ©2004
(OCoLC)645919424
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: James H Wittebols
ISBN: 0742520013 9780742520011 0742520021 9780742520028 074252003X 9780742520035
OCLC Number: 54446382
Description: viii, 231 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: The Soap Opera Paradigm and the Television Industry --
The Evolution of the Television Industry --
The Soap Opera as Commodity Form --
The WWE: Machismo, Melodrama and Money --
Soap Opera Storytelling in News --
The Evolution of the ABC and CBS News Divisions --
TV News: The Show's the Thing --
Floods of Tears: Natural Disasters in the News --
All My Primaries: Political Campaigns and Television News --
Soap Opera: The Godzilla Genre --
Prime Time Storytelling --
Reality TV: 'This is Just Like a Soap' --
A Little Soap with Your Sports?
Responsibility: James H. Wittebols.
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