News from nowhere: television and the news
This detailed, probing analysis of the decision-making process of network news organizations has achieved the status of a classic. What we see on the network evening news, Mr. Epstein demonstrates does not mirror reality because TV's essential aim is not to inform but to excite viewers enough to induce them to stay tuned. The best book ever written about any aspect of television. --Richard Schickel. With a new Introduction by the author.
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