Television in Transition: The Life and Afterlife of the Narrative Action Hero
Combining an exciting methodology alongside high-interest casestudies, Television in Transition offers studentsof television a guide to a medium that has weathered the challengesof first-run syndication, a multi-channel universe, netlets, majormedia conglomerates, deregulation, and globalization--all in thespace of twenty years.
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