How To Watch Television

Filename: how-to-watch-television.pdf
ISBN: 9780814771723
Release Date: 2013-09-16
Number of pages: 432
Author: Ethan Thompson
Publisher: NYU Press

Download and read online How To Watch Television in PDF and EPUB We all have opinions about the television shows we watch, but television criticism is about much more than simply evaluating the merits of a particular show and deeming it ‘good’ or ‘bad.’ Rather, criticism uses the close examination of a television program to explore that program’s cultural significance, creative strategies, and its place in a broader social context. How to Watch Television brings together forty original essays from today’s leading scholars on television culture, writing about the programs they care (and think) the most about. Each essay focuses on a particular television show, demonstrating one way to read the program and, through it, our media culture. The essays model how to practice media criticism in accessible language, providing critical insights through analysis—suggesting a way of looking at TV that students and interested viewers might emulate. The contributors discuss a wide range of television programs past and present, covering many formats and genres, spanning fiction and non-fiction, broadcast and cable, providing a broad representation of the programs that are likely to be covered in a media studies course. While the book primarily focuses on American television, important programs with international origins and transnational circulation are also covered. Addressing television series from the medium’s earliest days to contemporary online transformations of television, How to Watch Television is designed to engender classroom discussion among television critics of all backgrounds. Read: Introduction / Table of Contents / Sample Essays Online View: Clips from the Essays Visit the Facebook page.


How To Watch Television

Filename: how-to-watch-television.pdf
ISBN: 9780814763988
Release Date: 2013-09-16
Number of pages: 396
Author: Jason Mittell
Publisher: NYU Press

Download and read online How To Watch Television in PDF and EPUB We all have opinions about the television shows we watch, but television criticism is about much more than simply evaluating the merits of a particular show and deeming it ‘good’ or ‘bad.’ Rather, criticism uses the close examination of a television program to explore that program’s cultural significance, creative strategies, and its place in a broader social context. How to Watch Television brings together forty original essays from today’s leading scholars on television culture, writing about the programs they care (and think) the most about. Each essay focuses on a particular television show, demonstrating one way to read the program and, through it, our media culture. The essays model how to practice media criticism in accessible language, providing critical insights through analysis—suggesting a way of looking at TV that students and interested viewers might emulate. The contributors discuss a wide range of television programs past and present, covering many formats and genres, spanning fiction and non-fiction, broadcast and cable, providing a broad representation of the programs that are likely to be covered in a media studies course. While the book primarily focuses on American television, important programs with international origins and transnational circulation are also covered. Addressing television series from the medium’s earliest days to contemporary online transformations of television, How to Watch Television is designed to engender classroom discussion among television critics of all backgrounds. Read: Introduction / Table of Contents / Sample Essays Online View: Clips from the Essays Visit the Facebook page.


How To Watch Television

Filename: how-to-watch-television.pdf
ISBN: 9780814745311
Release Date: 2013-09-16
Number of pages: 396
Author: Jason Mittell
Publisher: NYU Press

Download and read online How To Watch Television in PDF and EPUB We all have opinions about the television shows we watch, but television criticism is about much more than simply evaluating the merits of a particular show and deeming it ‘good’ or ‘bad.’ Rather, criticism uses the close examination of a television program to explore that program’s cultural significance, creative strategies, and its place in a broader social context. How to Watch Television brings together forty original essays from today’s leading scholars on television culture, writing about the programs they care (and think) the most about. Each essay focuses on a particular television show, demonstrating one way to read the program and, through it, our media culture. The essays model how to practice media criticism in accessible language, providing critical insights through analysis—suggesting a way of looking at TV that students and interested viewers might emulate. The contributors discuss a wide range of television programs past and present, covering many formats and genres, spanning fiction and non-fiction, broadcast and cable, providing a broad representation of the programs that are likely to be covered in a media studies course. While the book primarily focuses on American television, important programs with international origins and transnational circulation are also covered. Addressing television series from the medium’s earliest days to contemporary online transformations of television, How to Watch Television is designed to engender classroom discussion among television critics of all backgrounds. Read: Introduction / Table of Contents / Sample Essays Online View: Clips from the Essays Visit the Facebook page.


How to Watch TV News

Filename: how-to-watch-tv-news.pdf
ISBN: 1442033045
Release Date: 2009-07-10
Number of pages: 178
Author: Neil Postman
Publisher: Paw Prints

Download and read online How to Watch TV News in PDF and EPUB A scathing and prescient look at television newsÂ-now updated for the new tech-savvy generation Television news : genuine information or entertainment fodder? Fifteen years ago, Neil Postman, a pioneer in media education and author of the bestselling Amusing Ourselves to Death, and Steve Powers, an award-winning broadcast journalist, concluded that anyone who relies exclusively on their television for accurate world news is making a big mistake. A cash cow laden with money from advertisers, so-called news shows glut viewers with celebrity coverage at the cost of things they really should know. Today, this message is still appallingly true but the problems have multipliedÂ- along with the power of the Internet and the abundance of cable channels. A must-read for anyone concerned with the way media is manipulating our worldview, this newly revised edition addresses the evolving technology and devolving quality of AmericaÂ's television news programming.


How to Watch Television

Filename: how-to-watch-television.pdf
ISBN: 1630682071
Release Date: 2014
Number of pages: 328
Author: Sandra Barnhouse
Publisher:

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How To Write For Television

Filename: how-to-write-for-television.pdf
ISBN: 9781416570455
Release Date: 2008-12-16
Number of pages: 323
Author: Madeline Dimaggio
Publisher: Simon and Schuster

Download and read online How To Write For Television in PDF and EPUB Updated with fifty percent new material, a guide for aspiring television writers draws on examples from some of today's most popular shows and includes coverage of such topics as developing a script, the process of transforming a script from the page to the screen, and evaluating a submission from a buyer's perspective. Original. 25,000 first printing.


Watching TV Religiously

Filename: watching-tv-religiously.pdf
ISBN: 0801030730
Release Date: 2016-11-15
Number of pages: 288
Author: Kutter Callaway
Publisher: Baker Academic

Download and read online Watching TV Religiously in PDF and EPUB Helping Christians Understand the Power and Meaning of TV Since its inception, television has captured the cultural imagination. Outside of work and sleep, it is now the primary preoccupation of most Americans. Individuals consume upward of five hours of TV daily, even more when taking into account viewing done online and on mobile devices. TV is so ingrained in the fabric of everyday life that it can't help but function as one of the primary means through which we make sense of our lives and the world. This book shows that television--as a technology, a narrative art form, a commodity, and a portal for our ritual lives--confronts viewers theologically. Whether its content is explicitly spiritual or not, TV routinely invites (and sometimes demands) theological reflection. This book articulates something of the presence and activity of God in the golden age of TV and forges an appropriate response to an ever-changing cultural form. It constructs a theology of television that allows for both celebration and critique, helping Christians more fully understand and appreciate the power and meaning of TV. A supplemental website provides additional resources, conversations, and close readings of TV programs.


Women Watching Television

Filename: women-watching-television.pdf
ISBN: 081221286X
Release Date: 1991-03-01
Number of pages: 238
Author: Andrea L. Press
Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press

Download and read online Women Watching Television in PDF and EPUB Women's inclinations to identify with television characters varies with their assessment of the realism of these characters and their social world.


Every Kid s Guide to Watching TV Intelligently

Filename: every-kid-s-guide-to-watching-tv-intelligently.pdf
ISBN: 051601417X
Release Date: 1987-01-01
Number of pages: 48
Author: Joy Wilt Berry
Publisher: Childrens Press

Download and read online Every Kid s Guide to Watching TV Intelligently in PDF and EPUB This book covers the good and bad points in television viewing, choosing programs to watch, and understanding about commercials.


Complex TV

Filename: complex-tv.pdf
ISBN: 9780814769607
Release Date: 2015-04-10
Number of pages: 416
Author: Jason Mittell
Publisher: NYU Press

Download and read online Complex TV in PDF and EPUB Over the past two decades, new technologies, changing viewer practices, and the proliferation of genres and channels has transformed American television. One of the most notable impacts of these shifts is the emergence of highly complex and elaborate forms of serial narrative, resulting in a robust period of formal experimentation and risky programming rarely seen in a medium that is typically viewed as formulaic and convention bound. Complex TV offers a sustained analysis of the poetics of television narrative, focusing on how storytelling has changed in recent years and how viewers make sense of these innovations. Through close analyses of key programs, including The Wire, Lost, Breaking Bad, The Sopranos, Veronica Mars, Curb Your Enthusiasm, and Mad Men the book traces the emergence of this narrative mode, focusing on issues such as viewer comprehension, transmedia storytelling, serial authorship, character change, and cultural evaluation. Developing a television-specific set of narrative theories, Complex TV argues that television is the most vital and important storytelling medium of our time. » Browse a gallery of supplemental video clips on the Complex TV website. » Visit the book's Facebook page.


The Platinum Age of Television

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ISBN: 9780385540285
Release Date: 2016-11-15
Number of pages: 592
Author: David Bianculli
Publisher: Doubleday

Download and read online The Platinum Age of Television in PDF and EPUB Television shows have now eclipsed films as the premier form of visual narrative art of our time. This new book by one of our finest critics explains—historically, in depth, and with interviews with the celebrated creators themselves—how the art of must-see/binge-watch television evolved. Darwin had his theory of evolution, and David Bianculli has his. Bianculli's theory has to do with the concept of quality television: what it is and, crucially, how it got that way. In tracing the evolutionary history of our progress toward a Platinum Age of Television—our age, the era of The Sopranos and Breaking Bad and Mad Men and The Wire and Homeland and Girls—he focuses on the development of the classic TV genres, among them the sitcom, the crime show, the miniseries, the soap opera, the western, the animated series and the late night talk show. In each genre, he selects five key examples of the form, tracing its continuities and its dramatic departures and drawing on exclusive and in-depth interviews with many of the most famed auteurs in television history. Television has triumphantly come of age artistically; David Bianculli's book is the first to date to examine, in depth and in detail and with a keen critical and historical sense, how this inspiring development came about.


Children Television

Filename: children-television.pdf
ISBN: 9781134760879
Release Date: 2005-07-05
Number of pages: 240
Author: Barrie Gunter
Publisher: Routledge

Download and read online Children Television in PDF and EPUB Qaidu (1236-1301), one of the great rebels in the history of the Mongol Empire, was the grandson of Ogedei, the son Genghis Khan had chosen to be his heir. This boof recounts the dynastic convolutions and power struggle leading up to his rebellion and subsequent events.


A Kid s TV Guide

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ISBN: PSU:000022874313
Release Date: 1982-01-01
Number of pages: 128
Author: Joy Wilt Berry
Publisher: Children's Press

Download and read online A Kid s TV Guide in PDF and EPUB Discusses some of the good and bad aspects of television and points out safety factors to observe while watching television, how to choose a suitable program, and how to adopt a critical approach to commercials.


The Berenstain Bears and Too Much TV

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ISBN: 9780375989414
Release Date: 2010-10-27
Number of pages: 32
Author: Stan Berenstain
Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers

Download and read online The Berenstain Bears and Too Much TV in PDF and EPUB Come for a visit in Bear Country with this classic First Time Book® from Stan and Jan Berenstain. Papa, Brother, and Sister have a new favorite hobby . . . watching TV. But when Mama feels like they are missing out on all the wonderful things around them, she makes a plan to get them away from the TV and into the outdoors. This beloved story is a perfect way to teach children that there can be too much of a good thing.


Watching Race

Filename: watching-race.pdf
ISBN: 0816645108
Release Date: 2004
Number of pages: 201
Author: Herman Gray
Publisher: U of Minnesota Press

Download and read online Watching Race in PDF and EPUB "With a new introduction, Herman Gray's classic investigation of television and race shows how the meaning of blackness on-screen has changed over the years by examining the portrayal of blacks on series such as The Jack Benny Show and Amos 'n' Andy, continuing through The Cosby Show and In Living Color."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved