Inside Prime Time

Inside Prime Time

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Prime time: those precious few hours every night when the three major television networks garner millions of dollars while tens of millions of Americans tune in. Inside Prime Time is a classic study of the workings of the Hollywood television industry, newly available with an updated introduction. Inside Prime Time takes us behind the scenes to reveal how prime-time shows get on the air, stay on the air, and are shaped by the political and cultural climate of their times. It provides an ethnography of the world of American commercial television, an analysis of that world's unwritten rules, and the most extensive study of the industry ever made.... Washington Star failed, and CBS pulled the plug on what was arguably the best newspaper in the United States, the Los Angeles Tribune. ... When CBS yanked Lou Grant from its 1982a€“83 schedule, it shut down an enterprise that for five years had discoursed amiably, ... on television: crusty, honorable, slow- moving Lou Grant, the fellow who had transferred in 1977 from local TV (The Mary Tyler Mooreanbsp;...

Title:Inside Prime Time
Author:Todd Gitlin
Publisher:Routledge - 2005-08-12


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