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Description - Talk on Television by Sonia Livingstone

Not only is everyday conversation increasingly dependent on television, but more and more people are appearing on television to discuss social and personal issues. Is any public good served by these programmes or are they simply trashy entertainment which fills the schedules cheaply? "Talk on Television" examines the value and significance of televised public debate. Analyzing a wide range of programmes including "Kilroy", "Donohue" and "The Oprah Winfrey Show", the authors draw on interviews with both the studio participants and with those watching at home. They ask how the media manage discussion programmes and whether the programmes really are providing new "spaces" for public participators. They find out how audiences interpret the programmes when they appear on the screen themselves, they analyze the contribution made by "experts", and they unravel the conventions - debate, romance, therapy - which make up the genre. They also consider TV's function as a medium of education and information, finally discussing the dangers and opportunities the genre holds for audience participation and public debate in the future.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780415077378
ISBN-10: 0415077370
Format: Hardback
(235mm x 159mm x mm)
Pages: 216
Imprint: Routledge
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 9-Dec-1993
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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