Dictionary of Teleliteracy: Television's 500 Biggest Hits, Misses, and Events

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Continuum, 1996 - Performing Arts - 416 pages
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Teleliteracy is defined as the concept that identifies, explores, and embraces what we know about--and have learned from--the medium of television. These 300, tongue-in-cheek, irreverent, yet respectful entries collect and evaluate the culture of television, helping us to understand the true significance of the medium in our lives. 100 photos.

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The idea of compiling the 500 biggest television shows is unique--but is it necessary? Bianculli, a New York Daily News writer and NPR TV reviewer, aims to present the most meaningful and popular ... Read full review

Contents

Introduction
15
I The Andy Griffith Show 29 I Another World 30 I
34
Benny Hill Show 45 I The Beverly Hillbillies 46 I Beverly
50
I 77 Sunset Strip 288 I The Shakespeare Plays 289 I The Shari
60
Video Rangers 60 I Car 54 Where Are You? 61 I The Carol Burnett Show
62
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Gobel Show 121 I Geraldo 121 I Get Smart 122 I Gidget 122 I Gilligans
128
Life
141
and Wife 182 I Magnum p i 183 I Make Room for Daddy 183 I Mama
184
the Press 196 I Melrose Place 196 I The Merv Griffin Show 198 I Miami
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I The Muppet Show 215 I Murder She Wrote 216 I Murphy
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I The Rockford Files 265 I Romper Room 266 I Rootie
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I The Six Wives of Henry VIH 300 I William Kennedy Smith
315
I Clarence Thomas Senate Comfirmation Hearings 330 I
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I The Winds of War 362 I Winky Dink and You 364 I Wiseguy
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Copyright

David Letterman 168 I Laverne O Shirley 168 I The Lawrence Welk Show
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About the author (1996)

David Bianculli has been a television critic for more than thirty years, currently on NPR's Fresh Air" with Terry Gross and at www.tvworthwatching.com. He is also the author of two books on television and its impact: Teleliteracy: Taking Television Seriously" and Dictionary of Teleliteracy: Television's 500 Biggest Hits, Misses, and Events".

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