Re-viewing Television History: Critical Issues in Television Historiography

Written through best students within the box, this ebook is an across the world suitable, state-of-the-art reassessment of either present tools and practices in tv historiography and of assumptions approximately tv historical past itself. The e-book makes a speciality of debates concerning the canon, on associations, texts and audiences, and the interconnections among those specific parts. via discussions and case experiences, it covers a big variety, from television's methods to immigration and traditional background to fiscal histories of tv, the framing of tv aesthetics, and difficulties in developing a tv canon. each one part opens with the editor's review of the old study and an appendix info the most study assets for tv historians within the united kingdom.

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I'm Not High: (But I've Got a Lot of Crazy Stories About Life as a Goat Boy, a Dad, and a Spir itual Warrior

By Jim Breuer

A hilarious memoir from comic Jim Breuer, with inside of tales from his occupation in comedy in addition to deeply own moments from his existence.

With his goofy smile, sleepy eyes, and stoner's giggle, Jim Breuer will possibly not seem to be the main introspective comic available in the market. The undeniable fact that he made his mark enjoying Goat Boy on Saturday evening Live and a recalcitrant toker within the stoner vintage Half Baked most probably does not support his popularity in any respect. yet in I'm no longer High, we meet an entire new Jim Breuer.

Jim dishes on every thing from the SNL years to his early adventures in movie. the forged of characters comprises Chris Farley, Dave Chappelle, and Tracy Morgan-who all taught Jim lasting classes approximately the high-stakes video game of status. He additionally chronicles the position family members has performed in maintaining him sincere. even if he is arguing along with his spouse approximately faith, taking good care of his children, or assisting his unwell father get throughout the day together with his dignity intact, it is transparent that a few of Jim's top fabric comes from his top moments as a son and a dad and a husband.

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Wanting to Believe: A Critical Guide to The X-Files, Millennium and The Lone Gunmen

By Robert Shearman

In eager to think, acclaimed science-fiction author Robert Shearman evaluations and examines the full of the X-Files universe, together with the spin-off sequence Millennium and The Lone Gunmen. As such, this is often certainly one of --- if now not the one --- advisor of its style to hide all thirteen seasons of this very popular property.With this unauthorized guidebook, X-Files enthusiasts might be in a position to reevaluate those television sequence with Shearman (World myth Award winner, Hugo Award nominee, well known playwright, author at the new health care professional Who sequence and all-around great man) as he diligently reviews upon all 282 X-Files-related episodes (and the 2 movement pictures), which shape probably the most outstanding television works of the Nineteen Nineties --- and is each piece as relaxing at the present time. Armed with desirous to think, you won't in simple terms end up mulling over Shearman's insights and reviews concerning the X-Files --- you'll want to pull your DVDs and re-watch this striking and ambitious sequence for your self.

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Dangerously Funny: The Uncensored Story of "The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour"

By David Bianculli

Now in paperback, a rollicking background of the increase and fall of The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour —“A stunningly alive portrait of the Nineteen Sixties and of 2 very diversified males who ‘refused to close up’ and thereby made television historical past” (People).

A dramatic behind-the-scenes examine the increase and fall of The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour—the provocative, politically charged software that surprised the censors, outraged the White condominium, and ceaselessly replaced the face of television.

Decades sooner than The day-by-day convey, The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour proved there has been a spot on tv for no-holds-barred political comedy with a decidedly antiauthoritarian perspective. Censorship battles, spectacular musical performances, and unforgettable sketches outlined the exhibit and its period. during this compelling heritage, veteran leisure journalist David Bianculli attracts on many years worthy of unique examine, together with vast interviews with Tom and Dick Smothers and dozens of different key gamers, to inform the attention-grabbing tale of the show’s three-year community run—and the cultural influence that’s nonetheless being felt this present day.

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The Playboy Interview: Late-Night Talkers

By Editors of Playboy Magazine

Concerning the sequence: In mid-1962, Playboy founder Hugh Hefner was once given a partial transcript of an interview with Miles Davis. It coated jazz, in fact, however it additionally integrated Davis’s ruminations on race, politics and tradition. involved, Hef despatched the writer—future Pulitzer Prize–winning writer Alex Haley, an unknown on the time—back to glean much more opinion and perception from Davis. The ensuing trade, released within the September 1962 factor, turned the 1st legit Playboy Interview and kicked off a outstanding run of public inquisition that maintains today—and that has featured with reference to each cultural titan of the previous part century.
To have fun the interview’s fiftieth anniversary, the editors of Playboy have assembled thirteen compilations of the magazine’s so much (in)famous interviews—from substantial mouths and wild males to activities gods and literary mavericks. this is our choice of 12 interviews with the main enticing evening hosts.

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The Glass Teat

In the past due Sixties Harlan Ellison, introduced a weekly column for the Los Angeles unfastened Press, the place he uncompromisingly mentioned the results of tv on glossy society. He assaulted every little thing from tv sitcoms to deprave politicians, speak indicates to army massacres. at the present time, greater than 4 many years later, just about all of his feedback nonetheless holds true.

Open highway and Edgeworks Abbey, Ellison’s corporation, are proud to make this primary quantity of fifty‑two outspoken columns broadly on hand. don't omit the second one quantity, The different Glass Teat.

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Confessions of a Prairie Bitch: How I Survived Nellie Oleson and Learned to Love Being Hated

By Alison Arngrim

Confessions of a Prairie Bitch is Alison Arngrim’s comedian memoir of transforming into up as one in all television’s such a lot memorable characters—the devious Nellie Oleson at the hit tv exhibit Little condominium at the Prairie. With behind-the-scenes tales from the set, in addition to stories from her bohemian upbringing in West Hollywood and her headline-making advocacy paintings on behalf of HIV wisdom and abused young ones, Confessions of a Prairie Bitch is a needs to for fanatics of every thing Little House: the vintage tv sequence and its many stars like Michael Landon and Melissa Gilbert; Gilbert’s bestselling memoir Prairie Tale... and, in fact, the liked sequence of books through Laura Ingalls Wilder that began all of it.

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