Prime Time Prime Movers

BY DAVID MARC Demographic Vistas : Television in American Culture Comic Visions : Television Comedy and American Culture Prime Time , Prime Movers : From I Love Lucy to L.A. LawAmerica's Greatest TV Shows and the People Who Created Them ...

Prime Time  Prime Movers

From dominant performers such as Jackie Gleason and Carol Burnett to powerhouse producers such as Norman Lear and Steven Bochco, this book reviews the stories and styles of the most important architects of the airwaves. Milton Berle brought a "hellzapoppin'" vaudeville aesthetic to TV. Gleason used it as an autobiographical medium. Red Skelton was the classic clown from the heartland. Paul Henning, who created, wrote, and produced The Beverly Hillbillies, was himself a kid from Missouri who grew up to become a millionaire in Los Angeles. Norman Lear modeled Archie Bunker after his own cantankerous father. Steven Bochco productions, such as Hill Street Blues and L.A. Law, made TV watching respectable for yuppies. Authors David Marc and Robert J. Thompson are the most outspoken proponents of the auteur argument. Covering a broad spectrum of TV programming formats, from old-time variety shows to sitcoms, from action/adventure shows to documentaries, from gameshows to soap operas, they challenge the tastes and interests of television viewers—a group roughly equivalent to the American population at large.

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Prime Time, Prime Movers
Language: en
Pages: 348
Authors: David Marc, Robert J. Thompson
Categories: Performing Arts
Type: BOOK - Published: 1995-06-01 - Publisher: Syracuse University Press

From dominant performers such as Jackie Gleason and Carol Burnett to powerhouse producers such as Norman Lear and Steven Bochco, this book reviews the stories and styles of the most important architects of the airwaves. Milton Berle brought a "hellzapoppin'" vaudeville aesthetic to TV. Gleason used it as an autobiographical
Prime-time Television
Language: en
Pages: 305
Authors: Barbara Moore, Marvin R. Bensman, Jim Van Dyke
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines
Type: BOOK - Published: 2006 - Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

The history of prime-time television in the United States.
Prime-Time Authorship
Language: en
Pages: 467
Authors: Douglas Heil
Categories: Performing Arts
Type: BOOK - Published: 2002-03-01 - Publisher: Syracuse University Press

Designed to inspire the fledgling scriptwriter, this book combines analytical essays on the work of three successful television writers with interviews and complete scripts printed in correct professional format. The writers Marion Hargrove (Maverick, The Waltons), Joseph Dougherty (thirtysomething), and Michael Kozoll (Hill Street Blues) are used as examples of
With Amusement for All
Language: en
Pages: 712
Authors: LeRoy Ashby
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2006-05-12 - Publisher: University Press of Kentucky

With Amusement for All is a sweeping interpretative history of American popular culture. Providing deep insights into various individuals, events, and movements, LeRoy Ashby explores the development and influence of popular culture -- from minstrel shows to hip-hop, from the penny press to pulp magazines, from the NBA to NASCAR,
Media Industries
Language: en
Pages: 296
Authors: Jennifer Holt, Alisa Perren
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines
Type: BOOK - Published: 2011-09-19 - Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

Media Industries: History, Theory and Method is among the first texts to explore the evolving field of media industry studies and offer an innovative blueprint for future study and analysis. capitalizes on the current social and cultural environment of unprecedented technical change, convergence, and globalization across a range of textual,