Coming after Oprah: cultural fallout in the age of the TV talk show

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Bowling Green State University Popular Press, Jun 15, 1997 - Performing Arts - 205 pages
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Coming After Oprahis the first book-length study assessing a decade of talk that makes the quiz-show scandals of the 1950s look innocuous by comparison. More than just a commentary on the aesthetics of the genre, this book looks at the evolution and cultural significance of these programs, disputing claims that they are nothing more than harmless entertainment.

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Contents

Contaminating Culture
13
Television Plays the Reality Game
35
Variations on a Theme
55
Copyright

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About the author (1997)

LEONARD MUSTAZZA is Director of Academic Affairs and Professor of English and American Studies at the Ogontz Campus of Pennsylvania State University.

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