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Telethons: Spectacle, Disability, and the Business of Charity

by Paul K. Longmore

Movie stars, entertainers, game-show hosts, jugglers, plate-spinners, gospel choirs, corporate executives posing with over-sized checks, household name-brand products, smiling children in leg braces-all were...


Sepinwall On Mad Men and Breaking Bad

by Alan Sepinwall

From the updated edition of The Revolution Was Televised, Alan Sepinwall’s analysis of Breaking Bad and Mad Men, featuring new commentary and insights on the complete series and controversial finales.


Mad Men Carousel: The Complete Critical Companion

by Matt Zoller Seitz & Megan Abbott

Mad Men Carousel is an episode-by-episode guide to all seven seasons of AMC's Mad Men. This book collects TV and movie critic Matt Zoller Seitz’s celebrated Mad Men recaps—as featured on New York magazine's ...


Andy and Don: The Making of a Friendship and a Classic American

by Daniel de Vise

A lively and revealing biography of Andy Griffith and Don Knotts, celebrating the powerful real-life friendship behind one of America’s most iconic television programs.

Andy Griffith and Don Knotts met on Broadway...


The Must List: Ranking the Best in 25 Years of Pop Culture

by The Editors of Entertainment Weekly

Get ready to obsess over the last twenty-five years of pop culture hits, misses, and cult classics. THE MUST LIST is an elegantly packaged, gift-worthy compilation of 100 top 25 lists celebrating the best in...


Archer and Bob's Burgers

by Kathleen Olmstead

The Untold History of Television provides an exciting glimpse behind the scenes of two groundbreaking series that have defined the landscape of popular culture.

Bolstered by the successes of shows like The Flintstones,...


Swashbucklers

Experimental British Television

The War on Terror: post-9/11 television drama, docudrama and documentary

by Stephen Lacey & Derek Page

This book deals with significant televisual responses to the events of 9/11 and the subsequent 'war on terror', with a focus on programmes from the UK and USA.


Seinfeld FAQ: Everything Left to Know About the Show About Nothing

Boardwalk Empire

by Kathleen Olmstead

The Untold History of Television provides an exciting glimpse behind the scenes of the groundbreaking series that have defined the landscape of popular culture.

Boardwalk Empire is an unflinching portrayal of...


The Art of Invective: Selected Non-Fiction 1953-1994

by Dennis Potter

Foreword by Peter Bowker

Edited by Ian Greaves, David Rolinson and John Williams

Dennis Potter (1935-94) was Britain's leading television dramatist for almost thirty years and remains an inspiration to today's...


Flood of Images: Media, Memory, and Hurricane Katrina

by Bernie Cook

Anyone who was not in New Orleans during Hurricane Katrina and the subsequent flooding of the city experienced the disaster as a media event, a flood of images pouring across television and computer screens....


Living Screens: Melodrama and Plasticity in Contemporary Film and Television

by Monique Rooney

Through original analysis of three digital-age, auteur-directed melodramas (Matthew Weiner’s Mad Men, Lars von Trier’s Melancholia and Todd Haynes’s Mildred Pierce), Living Screens explores the “plasticity”...


My Ox Is Broken!: Roadblocks, Detours, Fast Forwards and Other Great Moments from Tv's 'the Amazing Race'

by Adam-Troy Castro, Carissa Gaghan & Billy Gaghan

The Amazing Race is a reality show like no other and it has the best set around.

Bestselling novelist, Adam-Troy Castro, explores The Amazing Race in My Ox is Broken! one of the first books ever published about...


A Cuban in Mayberry: Looking Back at America's Hometown

by Gustavo Pérez Firmat

Half a century after viewers first watched a father and son walking to the local fishing hole, whistling a simple, yet unforgettable, tune, The Andy Griffith Show remains one of the most popular sitcoms in the...


Andre Bazin's New Media

by André|Andrew, Dudley Bazin

André Bazin's writings on cinema are among the most influential reflections on the medium ever written. Even so, his critical interests ranged widely and encompassed the "new media" of the 1950s, including...


"I'll Be There for You": Talking About Friends

by Warren Littlefield

A behind-the-scenes look at Friends, one of the most popular TV shows of all time—a wide-ranging interview with the cast and creators, excerpted from Top of the Rock, by former NBC President of Entertainment...


Live From New York: An Uncensored History Of Saturday Night Live

by James Andrew Miller & Tom Shales

Just in time for the 40th anniversary of Saturday Night Live, a rollickingly updated edition of LIVE FROM NEW YORK with nearly 100 new pages covering the past decade.

When first published to celebrate the 30th...


South Park FAQ: All That's Left to Know About The Who, What, Where, When and #%$ of America's Favorite Mountain Town