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If it bleeds, it leads : an anatomy of television news

Author: Matthew Robert Kerbel
Publisher: Boulder, CO : Westview Press, 2001.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st paperback edView all editions and formats

A real-time look at what happens on television, giving a behind the scenes look at the news broadcasts that provide "information" to millions of Americans.


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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Matthew Robert Kerbel
ISBN: 0813398193 9780813398198 0813368367 9780813368368
OCLC Number: 45890360
Notes: Includes index.
Originally published: Boulder, CO : Westview Press, 2000.
Description: xiii, 149 pages ; 21 cm
Contents: Disclaimer: Everything you are about to read is true --
Hour 1. Syndicated Talk (The Actual Program You See Will Vary Depending on Where You Live) --
Station Identification --
Opening Montage (Roll Tape) --
Meet the Hosts --
Meet the Guests --
Supply Medical Treatment for the Guests --
Begin First Protracted Shoving, Punching, and Deleted Dialogue Segment Between Best Friends Who Care About Each Other a Lot --
Add Fuel to Fire; Cue Second Bouncer --
Begin 2-Minute 45-Second Sibling Shoving, Punching, and Deleted Dialogue Segment --
Add More Fuel to Fire; Alert Hospital to Prepare for Injuries --
Everyone Realizes This Is the Show --
Prepare to Pay Bouncers Overtime --
Hour 2. Live at Five (Dead by Six) --
Tease --
Inventing a Riot --
A Reassuring Segue --
Only Popular Restaurants Are Dangerous --
Tease --
Ad Time-Out: You Will Be on Television --
Feeling the Barometric Pressure --
What Ever Happened to the Story About the Breast Implants? --
Movie --
or Reality? --
The Great Baking Powder Incident --
Tease --
Promo --
Ad Time-Out: You Can Be a Newswriter --
First Feature: It Could Happen Any Time Without Warning --
Segue into Terrifying Weather --
Air Quality --
Weather Time-Out: You Can Be a Weathercaster --
Dessert --
How Many Times Can One Car Smash into a House? --
Minor Injuries, Major Pictures --
Wicked Winds --
Tease --
Ad Time-Out: May Is the Cruelest Month. February's Not So Great, Either --
Second Feature: Extreme Sex --
What's Really Important in Philadelphia --
Exactly Why Do They Need Weather Reports in San Diego? --
Ad Time-Out: You Can Be a News Director --
Score! --
Now, an Ad for an Ad --
Third Feature: Implants --
After the Surgery --
Ad Time-Out: You Can Be a Star --
More Sex, Please --
Dave Loves Cheesesteaks --
Lock Those Doors --
and Come Back at Eleven --
Hour 3. Network --
Tease --
War Stories --
Excuse Me? --
But Enough About You --
Up Next --
Promo --
Ad Time-Out: Let's Have an Impeachment! --
Al Gore Gets a Surprise Makeover --
Down to Size --
Tease --
Promo --
Ad Time-Out: Fear at 6:16, Outrage at 6:20 --
Scary Cars --
Scary Phones --
Feeling Fleeced --
Tease --
Promo --
Ad Time-Out: Take the Fear and Outrage Challenge! --
Freaky, Roof-Busting Great Balls of Hail --
Promo --
Promo --
Promo --
Promo --
Promo --
Promo --
Promo --
Promo --
Promo --
Fade Out --
Postscript: The Sky Keeps Falling --
News --
TV Show --
Mini-Series --
News --
News --
News --
Mini-Series --
News --
Closing Comments --
About the Author --
Notes --
Responsibility: Matthew R. Kerbel.
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