Author: Alan Sepinwall Genre: Humor Publisher: Grand Central Publishing ISBN: 1455588199 Book Pages: 432 Format: PDF, ePub & Mobi
Is The Wire better than Breaking Bad? Is Cheers better than Seinfeld? What's the best high school show ever made? Why did Moonlighting really fall apart? Was the Arrested Development Netflix season brilliant or terrible? For twenty years-since they shared a TV column at Tony Soprano's hometown newspaper-critics Alan Sepinwall and Matt Zoller Seitz have been debating these questions and many more, but it all ultimately boils down to this: What's the greatest TV show ever? That debate reaches an epic conclusion in TV (THE BOOK). Sepinwall and Seitz have identified and ranked the 100 greatest scripted shows in American TV history. Using a complex, obsessively all- encompassing scoring system, they've created a Pantheon of top TV shows, each accompanied by essays delving into what made these shows great. From vintage classics like The Twilight Zone and I Love Lucy to modern masterpieces like Mad Men and Friday Night Lights, from huge hits like All in the Family and ER to short-lived favorites like Firefly and Freaks and Geeks, TV (THE BOOK) will bring the triumphs of the small screen together in one amazing compendium. Sepinwall and Seitz's argument has ended. Now it's time for yours to begin!
Author: United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Commerce. Subcommittee on Communications Genre: Television broadcasting of sports Publisher: ISBN: UOM:39015071090800 Book Pages: 43 Format: PDF, ePub & Mobi
Author: Victoria E. Johnson Genre: Social Science Publisher: Routledge ISBN: 9781317935384 Book Pages: 196 Format: PDF, ePub & Mobi
This book offers an introductory guide to sports TV, its history in the United States, the genre’s defining characteristics, and analysis of its critical significance for the business practices, formal properties, and social, cultural, and political meanings of the medium. Victoria E. Johnson discusses a range of examples, from textual analysis of programs such as Monday Night Football and Being Serena to examination of television rights details, to sports TV’s technological innovations and engagement of critical political debates. Johnson examines sports TV from its introduction to the ESPN+ era. She proposes that sports, as seen on TV in all of its iterations, is the central cultural forum for working through questions of community ideals, struggles over national and regional mythologies, and questions of representative citizenship. This book is an ideal guide for students and scholars of television, media, and cultural studies as well as those with an interest in television genre, sports TV history, and contemporary sport and media culture.
Author: Jon Kraszewski Genre: Social Science Publisher: Taylor & Francis ISBN: 9781317806042 Book Pages: 192 Format: PDF, ePub & Mobi
From early first-wave programs such as Candid Camera, An American Family, and The Real World to the shows on our television screens and portable devices today, reality television consistently takes us to cities—such as New York, Los Angeles, and Boston—to imagine the place of urbanity in American culture and society. Jon Kraszewski offers the first extended account of this phenomenon, as he makes the politics of urban space the center of his history and theory of reality television. Kraszewski situates reality television in a larger economic transformation that started in the 1980s when America went from an industrial economy, when cities were home to all classes, to its post-industrial economy as cities became key points in a web of global financing, expelling all economic classes except the elite and the poor. Reality television in the industrial era reworked social relationships based on class, race, and gender for liberatory purposes, which resulted in an egalitarian ethos in the genre. However, reality television of the post-industrial era attempts to convince viewers that cities still serve their interests, even though most viewers find city life today economically untenable. Each chapter uses a key theoretical concept from spatial theory—such as power geometries, diasporic nostalgia, orientalism, the imagination of social expulsions, and the relationship between the country and the city—to illuminate the way reality television engages this larger transformation of urban space in America.
Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on Interstate and Foreign Commerce. Subcommittee on Communications Genre: Cable television Publisher: ISBN: UIUC:30112104109845 Book Pages: 1325 Format: PDF, ePub & Mobi
Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on Interstate and Foreign Commerce. Subcommittee on Communications and Power Genre: Cable television Publisher: ISBN: LOC:00090885881 Book Pages: 534 Format: PDF, ePub & Mobi
Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on Ways and Means. Subcommittee on Oversight Genre: Corporations, Religious Publisher: ISBN: UCR:31210024917831 Book Pages: 368 Format: PDF, ePub & Mobi