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The spectacle : media and the making of the O.J. Simpson story

Author: Paul Thaler
Publisher: Westport, Conn. : Praeger, 1997.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In the "Year of Simpson," the country was caught in the throes of the biggest story ever. No other single news event in our history could match the sheer scope and intensity of coverage given to the O.J. Simpson murder case. But the media did not just report the Simpson case, they were instrumental in creating it - a spectacle of such stupendous proportions that it "hijacked" American culture. In this critical  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Trials, litigation, etc
Procès, instances, etc
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Thaler, Paul.
Spectacle.
Westport, Conn. : Praeger, 1997
(OCoLC)622343854
Named Person: O J Simpson; O J Simpson; O J Simpson; O J Simpson; Orenthal J Simpson; Orenthal J Simpson
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Paul Thaler
ISBN: 027595319X 9780275953195 0275953203 9780275953201
OCLC Number: 36301541
Description: xvii, 325 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: pt. 1-Murder in Los Angeles --
Prologue: Bundy and Rockingham --
The chase --
Frenzy in L.A. --
The greatest story ever told --
Metamorphosis --
The race card --
Judge Ito and the media --
The great camera debate --
Media wars --
pt. 2-The trial of O.J. Simpson --
Firestorm --
Exposed --
House of mirrors --
The journalists --
The Fuhrman trial --
The black and white press --
Closing curtain --
Judgment day --
Aftermath.
Responsibility: by Paul Thaler.

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This critical expose of American media presents the O.J. Simpson story. It is a story of exploitation, media overkill and outright pandering, of huge profitmaking, all of which arguably undermined  Read more...

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