The View from Highway 1

The View from Highway 1

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The View from Highway 1 is television critic Michael J. Arlen's second essay collection, originally published in 1976. In twenty-one diverse and perceptive essays, he ranges over such matters as Howard Cosell's sports-announcing style and Tom Snyder's intriguingly abrasive news delivery. He discusses the odd combination of anger and comedy that animates All in the Family and the buried eroticism in certain detergent commercials. He provides a masterful analysis of the diminished role of foreign news on television, and also a fascinating study of TV's often inept interviewers and their qHow do you feel...?q interviewing techniques. With The View from Highway 1, Michael J. Arlen continued his original and valuable efforts to evolve a new criticism for the still-young medium of television. In the process he has produced an impressive commentary on the passing life and times of this communications-conscious nation.Father said that he was keeping aneyeonthe TVto make sure that Mother wasna#39;t missing anything, but that all that was happening now was that Detective Kojak was trailing a homicidal maniac through anabandoned toy store. ... Mother said that she had to start getting the turkey into the oven, and cleaning the platters, and getting the table ready, and Father said that in that case it would be better not togetanbsp;...

Title:The View from Highway 1
Author:Michael J. Arlen
Publisher:Macmillan - 2014-06-17


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