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Television talk : a history of the TV talk show

Author: Bernard Timberg; Bob Erler
Publisher: Austin, Tex. : University of Texas Press, 2002.
Series: Texas film and media studies series.
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Offers a comprehensive history of the first 50 years of television talk, replete with memorable moments from a wide range of classic talk shows, as well as many of today's most popular programs.

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Timberg, Bernard.
Television talk.
Austin, Tex. : University of Texas Press, 2002
(DLC) 2002004368
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Bernard Timberg; Bob Erler
ISBN: 0292796331 9780292796331
OCLC Number: 646760671
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Awards: Winner of A Choice Magazine Outstanding Academic Book (United States).
Description: 1 online resource (xv, 364 pages, [32] pages of plates) : illustrations.
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: Introduction / Horace Newcomb --
1. History of Television Talk: Defining a Genre --
Unspoken Rules --
History --
Three Major Subgenres --
Cycles --
Star Hosts --
Talk Worlds --
2. The First Cycle (1948-1962): Experimentation, Consolidation, and Network Control --
CBS --
Introduction to the First Cycle --
Founders at CBS: Murrow and Godfrey --
3. The First Cycle, Part II: Experimentation, Consolidation, and Network Control --
NBC and DuMont --
Sylvester "Pat" Weaver: NBC's Executive Visionary of Television Talk (1949-1955) --
Dave Garroway (1952-1961) --
Arlene Francis and Home (1954-1957) --
Steve Allen, Jack Paar, and Tonight! Founding Traditions of Late-Night Entertainment Talk (1954-1962) --
Mike Wallace: The Grand Inquisitor of Television Talk (1956-1958) --
4. The Second Cycle (1962-1974): Network Consolidation and New Challenges --
Johnny Carson and The Tonight Show (1962-1967) --
Mike Wallace: "The Grand Inquisitor" Returns (1962-1967) --
Barbara Walters: The "Tender Trap" (1962-1967) --
Challenges to Network Domination (1969-1974) --
Phil Donahue (1967-1974) --
5. Competitive Ferment in the Late Second Cycle: The First Late-Night Talk-Show Wars (1967-1974) --
The Challengers: Bishop, Frost, Griffin, and Cavett --
Johnny Carson (1967-1974) --
6. The Third Cycle (1974-1988): Transitions --
1974: A Year of Change --
Watergate as National Talk Event --
New Voices in Syndication: Phil Donahue and Mike Douglas --
An Independent Voice: Bill Moyers --
The Voices of Women: Barbara Walters and Dinah Shore --
Battling from Within: Johnny Carson and NBC (1974-1980) --
Conclusion: The End of the Network Era --
7. The Fourth Cycle (1980-1990): The Post-Network Era --
David Letterman and the Reinvention of the Late-Night Talk Show --
"America Held Hostage": The Genesis of ABC's Nightline with Ted Koppel --
New Hosts, New Audiences --
Joan Rivers and the Late-Night Talk-Show Wars of 1986-1987 --
Oprah Winfrey --
Geraldo Rivera --
Arsenio Hall --
New Consciousness of the Power of TV Talk --
8. The Fifth Cycle (1990-1995): News as Entertainment --
Leno, Letterman, and the Late-Night Talk-Show Wars (1992-1995) --
News Talk as Entertainment and Politics: McLaughlin and King (1992-1995) --
The O.J. Simpson Verdict as a National Talk Event (1995) --
9. The Fifth Cycle (1996-2000): Trash Talk, Nice Talk, and Blended Talk --
Ricki Lake and the National "Trash Talk" Debate --
When Words Break Down: Jerry Springer (1991- ) --
Rosie O'Donnell's "Nice Talk" (1996-2002) --
New Blends --
Bill Maher and Politically Incorrect (1993-2002) --
Garry Shandling and The Larry Sanders Show (1992-1998) --
App. A Taxonomy of Television Talk / Robert J. Erler and Bernard M. Timberg --
App. A Guide to Television Talk / Robert J. Erler.
Series Title: Texas film and media studies series.
Responsibility: Bernard M. Timberg, with Robert J. Erler ; introduction by Horace Newcomb.

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