Personality Presenters: Television's Intermediaries with Viewers

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Ashgate Publishing, Ltd., 2011 - Sports & Recreation - 196 pages
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Personality Presenters explores the role of the television presenter, analysing the distinct skills possessed by different categories of host and the expectations and difficulties that exist with regard to the promotion of the various films, books, consumer and cultural products with which they are associated. Offering detailed case studies of internationally recognised presenters, as well comparisons between national presenters from the UK and Australia, this book provides a rich discussion of television presenters as significant conduits in the movement of ideas.
 

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Contents

Introduction
3
What Do Presenters Do?
13
Where Do Presenters Come From?
33
What Makes a Successful Presenter?
55
Presenters and Celebrity
75
Discourses of Sobriety Maybe
99
Opportunity Knocks
115
Instruction Information and Infotainment
133
Ethical Lives
155
Conclusion
177
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Frances Bonner is Reader in Television and Popular Culture at the University of Queensland, Australia, and author of Ordinary Television: Analyzing Popular TV

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