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Product Description: Can you live your life by what The Twilight Zone has to teach you? Yes, and maybe you should. The proof is in this lighthearted collection of life lessons, ground rules, inspirational thoughts, and stirring reminders found in Rod Serling’s timeless fantasy series...read more

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9781250082374 | Thomas Dunne Books, February 28, 2017, cover price $25.99 | About this edition: Can you live your life by what The Twilight Zone has to teach you?

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Product Description: “[TRUE SOUTH] does several things at once. On one level, it’s a biography . . . On another, it’s a lucid recap of many of the signal events of the civil rights movement . . . A warm and intelligent book.”—The New York Times   “No one is better suited to write this moving account of perhaps the greatest American documentary series ever made...read more

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9781101980934 | Viking Pr, January 24, 2017, cover price $30.00 | About this edition: “[TRUE SOUTH] does several things at once.

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Product Description: Unlike William Shakespeare, Jane Austen, Charles Dickens, and other great authors who have enjoyed continued success in Hollywood, Geoffrey Chaucer has largely been shunted to the margins of the cinematic world. Chaucer on Screen: Absence, Presence, and Adapting the Canterbury Tales, edited by Kathleen Coyne Kelly and Tison Pugh, investigates the various translations of Chaucer and the Canterbury Tales to film and television, tracing out how the legacies of the great fourteenth-century English poet have been revisited and reinterpreted through visual media...read more

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9780814213179 | Ohio State Univ Pr, December 7, 2016, cover price $94.95 | About this edition: Unlike William Shakespeare, Jane Austen, Charles Dickens, and other great authors who have enjoyed continued success in Hollywood, Geoffrey Chaucer has largely been shunted to the margins of the cinematic world.

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Product Description: Premiering in 1993 on FOX Network, The X-Files followed the investigations of two FBI special agents, Fox Mulder and Dr. Dana Scully as they pursued the supernatural, the bizarre, and the alien, as well as the government conspiracies at work to conceal the truth of their existence...read more

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9780814339428 | Wayne State Univ Pr, December 5, 2016, cover price $19.99 | About this edition: Premiering in 1993 on FOX Network, The X-Files followed the investigations of two FBI special agents, Fox Mulder and Dr.

The behind-the-scenes story of one of the most successful and admired sitcoms of the 1980sIn 1977 the BBC commissioned a new satirical sitcom set in Whitehall. Production of its first series was stalled, however, by the death throes of Jim Callaghan's Labour government and the 'Winter of Discontent'; Auntie being unwilling to broadcast such an overtly political comedy until after the general election of 1979. That Yes Minister should have been delayed by the very events that helped bring Margaret Thatcher to power is, perhaps, fitting. Over three series from 1980 - and two more as Yes, Prime Minister until 1988 - the show mercilessly lampooned the vanity, self-interest and incompetence of our so-called public servants, making its hapless minister Jim Hacker and his scheming Permanent Secretary Sir Humphrey two of the most memorable characters British comedy has ever produced. The new prime minister professed it her favourite television programme - a 'textbook' on the State in inaction - and millions of British viewers agreed. In the years since Yes Minister has become a national treasure: Sir Humphrey's slippery circumlocutions have entered the lexicon, regularly quoted by political commentators, and the series' cynical vision of government seems as credible now as it did thirty years ago.Much of this success can be credited to its writers, Antony Jay and Jonathan Lynn, who drew on their contacts in Westminster to rework genuine political folly as situation comedy. Storylines that seemed absurd to the public were often rooted in actual events - so much so that they occasionally attracted the scrutiny of Whitehall mandarins.  In A Very Courageous Decision acclaimed entertainment historian Graham McCann goes in search of the real political fiascos that inspired Yes Minister. Drawing on fresh interviews with cast, crew, politicians and admirers, he reveals how a subversive satire captured the mood of its time to become one of the most cherished sitcoms of Thatcher's Britain.

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9781781311899 | Aurum Pr Ltd, November 1, 2014, cover price $29.99 | About this edition: The behind-the-scenes story of one of the most successful and admired sitcoms of the 1980sIn 1977 the BBC commissioned a new satirical sitcom set in Whitehall.

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9781781315859 | Reprint edition (Aurum Pr Ltd, December 1, 2016), cover price $14.99 | also contains A Very Courageous Decision: The Inside Story of Yes, Minister

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Product Description: Most histories of Soviet cinema portray the 1970s as a period of stagnation with the gradual decline of the film industry. This book, however, examines Soviet film and television of the era as mature industries articulating diverse cultural values via new genre models...read more

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9781441177292 | Bloomsbury USA Academic, December 1, 2016, cover price $120.00 | About this edition: Most histories of Soviet cinema portray the 1970s as a period of stagnation with the gradual decline of the film industry.

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9781441134288 | Bloomsbury USA Academic, December 1, 2016, cover price $29.95 | About this edition: Most histories of Soviet cinema portray the 1970s as a period of stagnation with the gradual decline of the film industry.

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Product Description: 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...read more

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9780385540278 | Doubleday, November 15, 2016, cover price $29.95 | About this edition: Television shows have now eclipsed films as the premier form of visual narrative art of our time.

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Product Description: The star-studded and sidesplitting follow up to The Andy Cohen DiariesThe megapopular host of Watch What Happens: Live and executive producer of The Real Housewives franchise is back, better than ever, and telling stories that will keep his publicist up at night...read more

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9781250116482 | Henry Holt & Co, November 15, 2016, cover price $26.00 | About this edition: The star-studded and sidesplitting follow up to The Andy Cohen DiariesThe megapopular host of Watch What Happens: Live and executive producer of The Real Housewives franchise is back, better than ever, and telling stories that will keep his publicist up at night.

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9781427281692 | Unabridged edition (Macmillan Audio, November 15, 2016), cover price $39.99

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Product Description: From the first Canadian VJ Christopher Ward, Is This Live? captures the pure fun and rock ’n’ roll rebellion of the early years of MuchMusic television. On August 31, 1984, the Nation’s Music Station launched, breaking ground as the Wild West of Canadian television—live, gloriously unpredictable, seat-of-the-pants TV, delivered fresh daily...read more

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9780345810342 | Random House of Canada Ltd, October 25, 2016, cover price $24.95 | About this edition: From the first Canadian VJ Christopher Ward, Is This Live?

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Product Description: The first book to explore their history, legacy, and influenceThis is a book about the Kids in the Hall — the legendary Canadian sketch comedy troupe formed in Toronto in 1984 and best known for the innovative, hilarious, zeitgeist-capturing sketch show The Kids in the Hall — told by the people who were there, namely the Kids themselves...read more
By John Semley and Chip Zdarsky (creator)

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9781770413054 | E C W Pr, October 11, 2016, cover price $17.95 | About this edition: The first book to explore their history, legacy, and influenceThis is a book about the Kids in the Hall — the legendary Canadian sketch comedy troupe formed in Toronto in 1984 and best known for the innovative, hilarious, zeitgeist-capturing sketch show The Kids in the Hall — told by the people who were there, namely the Kids themselves.

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Product Description: The complete, uncensored history of the award-winning The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, as told by its correspondents, writers, and host. For almost seventeen years, The Daily Show with Jon Stewart brilliantly redefined the borders between television comedy, political satire, and opinionated news coverage...read more

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9781455565382 | Grand Central Pub, October 11, 2016, cover price $28.00 | About this edition: The complete, uncensored history of the award-winning The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, as told by its correspondents, writers, and host.

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9781478936558 | Unabridged edition (Grand Central Pub, October 11, 2016), cover price $35.00 | About this edition: The complete, uncensored history of the award-winning The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, as told by its correspondents, writers, and host.

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Product Description: Blackness Is Burning is one of the first books to examine the ways race and psychological rhetoric collided in the public and popular culture of the civil rights era. In analyzing a range of media forms, including Sidney Poitier's popular films, black mother and daughter family melodramas, Bill Cosby's comedy routine and cartoon Fat Albert, pulpy black pimp narratives, and several aspects of post-civil rights black/American culture, TreaAndrea M...read more

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9780814340516 | Wayne State Univ Pr, October 3, 2016, cover price $34.99 | About this edition: Blackness Is Burning is one of the first books to examine the ways race and psychological rhetoric collided in the public and popular culture of the civil rights era.

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Product Description: When critics decry the current state of our public discourse, one reliably easy target is television news. It’s too dumbed-down, they say; it’s no longer news but entertainment, celebrity-obsessed and vapid.   The critics may be right...read more

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9780226421520 | Univ of Chicago Pr, September 27, 2016, cover price $17.00 | About this edition: When critics decry the current state of our public discourse, one reliably easy target is television news.

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Product Description: By 1960, watching television had become the pastime of millions of viewers around the world. Week after week, audiences tuned in to watch their favorite programs and catch up with their favorite characters. During the 1960s, some of the most beloved shows of all time originally aired, including The Andy Griffith Show, The Fugitive, Get Smart, The Man from U...read more

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9781442268340 | Rowman & Littlefield Pub Inc, September 15, 2016, cover price $40.00 | About this edition: By 1960, watching television had become the pastime of millions of viewers around the world.

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Product Description: "A truth-riot of a book!"―Shonda RhimesNew York Times Bestseller#1 Washington Post BestsellerRedbook “20 Books By Women You Must Read this Fall” GoodHousekeeping.com “17 New Best New Books to Read This Fall”BookRiot “100 Must-Read Hilarious Books”Goodreads Choice Awards FinalistNow in development with "Shondaland" and ABC Signature Studios as cable television seriesComedian, activist, and hugely popular culture blogger at AwesomelyLuvvie...read more

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9781627796064 | Henry Holt & Co, September 13, 2016, cover price $17.00 | About this edition: "A truth-riot of a book!

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Product Description: “The invention, or the quaint piece of furniture, wandered into our lives in the 1940s, as a primitive plaything, a clever if awkward addition to the household. It was expensive, unreliable and a bit of an invalid.” ―Television, A BiographyIn just a few years, what used to be an immobile piece of living room furniture, which one had to sit in front of at appointed times in order to watch sponsored programming on a finite number of channels, morphed into a glowing cloud of screens with access to a near-endless supply of content available when and how viewers want it...read more

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9780500519165 | Thames & Hudson, September 13, 2016, cover price $34.95 | About this edition: “The invention, or the quaint piece of furniture, wandered into our lives in the 1940s, as a primitive plaything, a clever if awkward addition to the household.

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Product Description: In his debut essay collection, Nicholas Belardes uses today’s pop culture and self-deprecating humor as a filter for discussing personal stories of family, writing, gender, art, and race. He dives into the Harry Potter play and discusses his cursed childhood home...read more
By Jeremy Jahns and Mango Media (editor)

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9781633530652 | Mango, April 14, 2017, cover price $14.95 | About this edition: In his debut essay collection, Nicholas Belardes uses today’s pop culture and self-deprecating humor as a filter for discussing personal stories of family, writing, gender, art, and race.

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Product Description: Is The Wire better than Breaking Bad? Is Cheers better than Seinfeld? What's the best high school show ever made? Why did Moonlighting really fall apart? Was the Arrested Development Netflix season brilliant or terrible?For twenty years-since they shared a TV column at Tony Soprano's hometown newspaper-critics Alan Sepinwall and Matt Zoller Seitz have been debating these questions and many more, but it all ultimately boils down to this: What's the greatest TV show ever? That debate reaches an epic conclusion in TV (THE BOOK)...read more

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9781455588190 | Grand Central Pub, September 6, 2016, cover price $19.99 | About this edition: Is The Wire better than Breaking Bad?

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Product Description: Yoga gurus on lifestyle cable channels targeting time-pressured Indian urbanites; Chinese dating shows promoting competitive individualism; Taiwanese domestic makeover formats combining feng shui with life planning advice: Asian TV screens are increasingly home to a wild proliferation of popular factual programs providing lifestyle guidance to viewers...read more

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9780822361886 | Duke Univ Pr, September 2, 2016, cover price $94.95 | About this edition: Yoga gurus on lifestyle cable channels targeting time-pressured Indian urbanites; Chinese dating shows promoting competitive individualism; Taiwanese domestic makeover formats combining feng shui with life planning advice: Asian TV screens are increasingly home to a wild proliferation of popular factual programs providing lifestyle guidance to viewers.

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9780822362043 | Duke Univ Pr, September 2, 2016, cover price $25.95

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Product Description: [Read by Clive Chafer] Television and TV viewing are not what they once were -- and that's a good thing, according to award-winning author and critic Clive James. Since serving as television columnist for the London Observer from 1972 to 1982, James has witnessed a radical change in content, format, and programming, and in the very manner in which television is watched...read more

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9780300218091 | Yale Univ Pr, August 30, 2016, cover price $25.00 | About this edition: A world-renowned media and cultural critic offers an insightful analysis of serial TV drama and the modern art of the small screen Television and TV viewing are not what they once were—and that’s a good thing, according to award-winning author and critic Clive James.

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9781504755702 | Unabridged edition (Blackstone Audio Inc, August 30, 2016), cover price $32.95 | About this edition: [Read by Clive Chafer] Television and TV viewing are not what they once were -- and that's a good thing, according to award-winning author and critic Clive James.
9781504755719 | Mp3 una edition (Blackstone Audio Inc, August 30, 2016), cover price $29.95 | About this edition: [Read by Clive Chafer] Television and TV viewing are not what they once were -- and that's a good thing, according to award-winning author and critic Clive James.

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Product Description: As many know, Game of Thrones takes its story from many influences: the War of the Roses, Catherine de Medici, Norse and Celtic myth as well as medieval ballads. Modern readers find parallels with politics, the corporate world, and conflict in Iraq and Afghanistan...read more
By Tamara Marston (narrator)

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9781531810320 | Mp3 una edition (Audible Studios on Brilliance audio, August 23, 2016), cover price $9.99 | About this edition: As many know, Game of Thrones takes its story from many influences: the War of the Roses, Catherine de Medici, Norse and Celtic myth as well as medieval ballads.

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Product Description: The first full-length, archive-based history of Soviet Central Television’s production and programming in the decades before perestroika In the first full-length study of Soviet Central Television to draw extensively on archival sources, interviews, and television recordings, Evans challenges the idea that Soviet mass culture in the Brezhnev era was dull and formulaic...read more

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9780300208436 | Yale Univ Pr, August 23, 2016, cover price $85.00 | About this edition: The first full-length, archive-based history of Soviet Central Television’s production and programming in the decades before perestroika In the first full-length study of Soviet Central Television to draw extensively on archival sources, interviews, and television recordings, Evans challenges the idea that Soviet mass culture in the Brezhnev era was dull and formulaic.

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9780300208481 | Yale Univ Pr, August 23, 2016, cover price $35.00 | About this edition: The first full-length, archive-based history of Soviet Central Television’s production and programming in the decades before perestroika In the first full-length study of Soviet Central Television to draw extensively on archival sources, interviews, and television recordings, Evans challenges the idea that Soviet mass culture in the Brezhnev era was dull and formulaic.

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Product Description: Long overlooked by scholars and critics, the history and aesthetics of German television have only recently begun to attract serious, sustained attention, and then largely within Germany. This ambitious volume, the first in English on the subject, provides a much-needed corrective in the form of penetrating essays on the distinctive theories, practices, and social-historical contexts that have defined television in Germany...read more
By Robert R. Shandley (editor)

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9781785331121 | Berghahn Books, August 16, 2016, cover price $90.00 | About this edition: Long overlooked by scholars and critics, the history and aesthetics of German television have only recently begun to attract serious, sustained attention, and then largely within Germany.

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Product Description: A smart, engaging investigation of the show that brought real teens to TVMy So-Called Life lasted only 19 episodes from 1994 to 1995, but in that time it earned many devoted viewers, including the showrunners who would usher in the teen TV boom of the late ’90s and the new millennium...read more

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9781770413085 | E C W Pr, August 9, 2016, cover price $12.95 | About this edition: A smart, engaging investigation of the show that brought real teens to TVMy So-Called Life lasted only 19 episodes from 1994 to 1995, but in that time it earned many devoted viewers, including the showrunners who would usher in the teen TV boom of the late ’90s and the new millennium.

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