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Watching television : a Pantheon guide to popular culture

Author: Todd Gitlin
Publisher: New York : Pantheon Books, ©1986.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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7 essays by leading media critics explore the politics and social implications of television." ... An important step into the past wasteland era of writing about the tube."--NYT Book Review.
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Watching television.
New York : Pantheon Books, ©1986
(OCoLC)647053864
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Todd Gitlin
ISBN: 039454496X 9780394544960 0394746511 9780394746517
OCLC Number: 13643290
Description: vi, 248 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction: looking through the screen / Todd Gitlin --
Network news: we keep America on top of the world / Daniel C. Hallin --
Soap operas: search for yesterday / Ruth Rosen --
Children's television: the shortcake strategy / Tom Engelhardt --
Music videos: the look of the sound / Pat Aufderheide --
Car commercials and Miami vice: "we build excitement" / Todd Gitlin --
Simulations: faking it / Michael Sorkin --
Prime time: deride and conquer / Mark Crispin Miller.
Responsibility: Todd Gitlin, editor.
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7 essays by leading media critics explore the politics and social implications of television." ... An important step into the past wasteland era of writing about the tube."--NYT Book Review.

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