Why TV Is Not Our Fault: Television Programming, Viewers, and Who's Really in Control (Critical Media Studies: Institutions, Politics, and Culture)

Why TV Is Not Our Fault: Television Programming, Viewers, and Who's Really in Control (Critical Media Studies: Institutions, Politics, and Culture)

By: Eileen R. Meehan (author)Paperback

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Description

This book dispels the myth that the television industry is just giving viewers the programming they want to see and, thus, we as viewers are "responsible" for the existence of shows like Fear Factor and yet another Survivor. In fact, Meehan explains, viewers exert no demand in the market. She also counters the idea that TV programs reflect our culture directly. Introducing us to the political economy of television, Meehan covers programming, corporate strategies, advertising, network "competition," and organizations that seek more industry accountability. She tells us why TV isn't our fault-and who's really to blame.

About Author

Eileen R. Meehan is the Lemuel Heidel Brown Chair in Media and Political Economy at the Manship School of Mass Communication at Louisiana State University.

Contents

Chapter 1 1 The Blame Game Chapter 2 2 Don't Blame the Viewers Chapter 3 3 Competitors? Rivals? Collaborators? Chapter 4 4 Star Trek, Synergy, and the Transindustrialization of Tribbles Chapter 5 5 If Not the People... Who? Chapter 6 References

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780742524866
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 160
  • ID: 9780742524866
  • weight: 240
  • ISBN10: 0742524868

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