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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:   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; Orenthal J Simpson
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Paul Thaler
ISBN: 027595319X 9780275953195 0275953203 9780275953201
OCLC Number: 36301541
Description: xvii, 325 p. ; 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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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 expose of American media, Thaler presents a riveting narrative about the men and women who gave us the story of the century. It is a tale of the media grappling with their role as news-reporting entities; seduced by the values of entertainment and tabloidism; and faced with increased competition, fragmented audiences, and frantic pressure to keep both eyes on the bottom line.

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