Boxed in: The Culture of TV

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Northwestern University Press, 1988 - Performing Arts - 349 pages
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Informed, controversial, ranging from a melancholy study of rock and roll's descent into show business to a hilarious look at the spectacle that is the Jerry Lewis Telethon, these twenty essays offer an unusual and (ironically) entertaining study of American media by one of its foremost critics.
 

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These two books of media criticism could hardly be less alike. Kitman has been writing TV criticism for 17 years, currently for Long Island's (N.Y.) Newsday . As his title suggests, his comments on ... Read full review

Contents

WHATS ON
31
A SUCCESS STORY
173
The Lives of the Stars
205
Was a Softie
219
Hitchcocks Suspicions and Suspicion
241
The Robot in the Western Mind
285
Big Brother Is You Watching
309
Index
337
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Mark Crispin Miller is the author of the best-selling books Cruel and Unusual: Bush/Cheney's New World Order, The Bush Dyslexicon, and Fooled Again: How the Right Stole the 2004 Election & Why They'll Steal the Next One Too. An expert in propaganda and media, he teaches at New York University.

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