The Soap Opera Paradigm

The Soap Opera Paradigm

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The Soap Opera Paradigm is an engaging look at the pervasive use of daytime soap opera storytelling techniques in most television program genres, from prime time soap operas and reality shows to the nightly news, coverage of political campaigns, and sports programming. Drawing from a wealth of research, James Wittebols shows how programming techniques have changed over time and what roles media concentration and commercial influences have played in these changes. Visit our website for sample chapters!These shows serve as the fodder for the numerous cable television shows and twelve pay-per-view shows per year in ... which scores rather consistently as the top-rated cable show, and Thursday nighta#39;s Smackdown program, which also runsanbsp;...

Title:The Soap Opera Paradigm
Author:James H. Wittebols
Publisher:Rowman & Littlefield - 2004-01-01


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