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TV THE BOOK

By: ALAN SEPINWALL

Price: $18.99

Publisher: GRAND CENTRAL PUBLISHING:

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BIG WORLD SMALL SCREEN

By: ALETHA C. HUSTON

Price: $6.00

Publisher: UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA PRESS:

Seller ID: IM266184


"Big World, Small Screen" assesses the influence of television on the lives of the most vulnerable and powerless in American society: children, ethnic and sexual minorities, and women. Many in these groups are addicted to television, although they are not the principal audiences sought by commercial TV distributors because they are not the most lucrative markets for advertisers.This important book illustrates the power of television in stereotyping the elderly, ethnic... View more info

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THEY'LL NEVER PUT THAT ON THE AIR

By: ALLAN NEUWIRTH

Price: $17.95

Publisher: WATSON-GUPTILL PUBLICATIONS:

Seller ID: IM377000


Ever wonder how television evolved from showing married couples sleeping in separate beds to the edgy outrageousness of today's series? They'll Never Put That on the Air is an extraordinary behind-the-scenes look at the landmark comedy shows that fought to break down TVis taboos, including All in the Family, The Dick Van Dyke Show, The Mary Tyler Moore Show, M*A*S*H, Maude, Rowan & Martinis Laugh-In, The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour, Learn about the coming-of-age of Ame... View more info

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THEY'LL NEVER PUT THAT ON THE AIR

By: ALLAN NEUWIRTH

Price: $10.00

Publisher: WATSON-GUPTILL PUBLICATIONS:

Seller ID: IM377001


Ever wonder how television evolved from showing married couples sleeping in separate beds to the edgy outrageousness of today's series? They'll Never Put That on the Air is an extraordinary behind-the-scenes look at the landmark comedy shows that fought to break down TVis taboos, including All in the Family, The Dick Van Dyke Show, The Mary Tyler Moore Show, M*A*S*H, Maude, Rowan & Martinis Laugh-In, The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour, Learn about the coming-of-age of Ame... View more info

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REALITY MATTERS : 18 WRITERS COME CLEAN

By: ANNA DAVID

Price: $14.24

Publisher: HARPER COLLINS TRADE DIVISION:

Seller ID: IM22844


Reality television is the ultimate guilty pleasure -- a nonstop parade of cast members and scenarios that make fictional ones seem downright dull. Increasingly absurd challenges, hair-yanking catfights, and hot tub makeouts dripping with yet-to-be-acknowledged regret are only part of its appeal.In this collection of wry and moving essays, bestselling authors explore the programs we obsess over, cringe at, and occasionally feel inspired by. From a Real World casting... View more info

WORST TV SHOWS EVER

By: BART ANDREWS

Price: $8.00

Publisher: DUTTON EP:

Edition: 1ST

Seller ID: IM178289


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OFFICIAL TV TRIVIA QUIZ BOOK

By: BART ANDREWS

Price: $4.00

Publisher: SIGNET:

Seller ID: IM433893


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UNCLE JOHN'S BATHROOM READER TUNES INTO

By: BATHROOM READER'S HY

Price: $9.50

Publisher: BATHROOM READERS' PRESS:

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ENCYCLOPEDIA OF TV PETS : A COMPLETE HIS

By: BECK / CLARK

Price: $10.00

Publisher: RUTLEDGE HILL PRESS:

Seller ID: IM358774


"The Encyclopedia of TV Pets" is an entertaining and comprehensive journey into the lives of the world's most famous television animal stars. All creatures great and small, from kangaroos, sea lions, simians, and horses to elephants, dogs, lions, cats, and bears are here and pictured in nearly 200 photographs. More than 100 TV series are represented along with the biographies and true-life stories of such memorable animals as Lassie, Mr. Ed, Gentle Ben, Wishbone, F... View more info

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HOLLYWOOD AND ME : STARS AND STORIES FRO

By: BERNIE ROTHMAN

Price: $8.50

Publisher: GREYSTONE BOOKS:

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TVTHERAPY : THE TELEVISION GUIDE TO LIFE

By: BEVERLY WEST

Price: $7.00

Publisher: RANDOM HOUSE:

Seller ID: IM112134


Finally, a home theater companion that understands what we've all known for years-our favorite TV shows are more than an escape, they're best friends and a form of therapy that can help us cope with everything from a bad hair day to a nuclear family meltdown. Life getting boring in your cul-de-sac? Indulge in some Diva TV like "Desperate Housewives "and take a walk on the wild side of Wisteria Lane. Need a place where everybody knows your name? Drop in for a litt... View more info

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TV Party [With CDROM]

By: Billy Ingram

Price: $10.00

Publisher: BONUS BOOKS INC.:

Seller ID: IM485901


This book contains 175 pages of fascinating, untold stories from TV's golden age. Behind-the-scenes glimpses into the classic shows and performers that television, and America, grew up with.Take a closer look at all of your favorite shows and actors with the most unique and innovative book on this topic yet.Find out the inside scoop on all of the following and more: -- Why Good Times weren't as good as they seemed-- Hear all about Lucy's backstage battles View more info

DIFFICULT MEN

By: BRETT MARTIN

Price: $8.50

Publisher: PENGUIN:

Seller ID: IM47843


A revealing look at the shows that helped TV emerge as the signature art form of the twenty-first century In the late 1990s and early 2000s, the landscape of television began an unprecedented transformation. While the networks continued to chase the lowest common denominator, a wave of new shows on cable channels dramatically stretched television's narrative inventiveness, emotional resonance, and artistic ambition. Combining deep reportage with cultural analysis an... View more info

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JOSS WHEDON : THE GENIUS BEHIND BUFFY

By: CANDACE HAVENS

Price: $8.00

Publisher: BENBELLA BOOKS:

Seller ID: IM417535


"Joss Whedon: The Genius Behind Buffy" is a biography of Joss Whedon, the wunderkind creator of television shows "Buffy the Vampire Slayer," "Angel" and "Firefly." From "Booklist" Writers, actors, and fans often call Joss Whedon a genius. It's easy to see why. Whedon, who got his start writing for Roseanne, dreamed of writing movie screenplays. He got his shot when he sold his script for "Buffy the Vampire Slayer," but the movie fell far short of his hopes for it. Af... View more info

IT'S THE GREAT PUMPKIN : THE MAKING OF A

By: CHARLES M. SCHULZ

Price: $17.99

Publisher: HARPER COLLINS TRADE DIVISION:

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FAVORITE FAMILIES OF TV

By: CHRISTOPHER P DENIS

Price: $9.00

Publisher: CAROL PUBLISHING GROUP:

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TV FACTS

By: COBBETT STEINBERG

Price: $18.00

Publisher: FACTS ON FILE:

Seller ID: IM298724


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I DIDN'T COME HERE TO MAKE FRIENDS : CON

By: COURTNEY ROBERTSON

Price: $8.00

Publisher: HARPER COLLINS TRADE DIVISION:

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STREET TALK 2

By: DAVID BURKE

Price: $6.00

Publisher: INDEPENDENT PUBLISHERS GROUP:

Seller ID: IM410157


An entertaining look at current trends in the English language. View more info

TUBE : INVENTION OF TELEVISION

By: DAVID E. FISHER

Price: $7.00

Publisher: HARPER COLLINS TRADE DIVISION:

Seller ID: IM412290


"An engrossing, in-depth look at the history of the medium". Publishers Weekly"An informative, entertaining account of the box, its earliest broadcasts, and the ambitions that drove the people who created it". BooklistTube tells the stories behind the invention of television and the intense competition to bring it to market. Devilish character sketches and compelling anecdotes capture the brilliance, vision, and frustration of its colorful inventors. View more info