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A Book on the Making of Lonesome Dove

by John Spong, Jeff Wilson & Bill Wittliff

Widely acclaimed as the greatest Western ever made, Lonesome Dove has become a true American epic. Larry McMurtry's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel was a New York Times best seller, with more than 2.5 million copies...


Unruly Girls, Unrepentant Mothers: Redefining Feminism on Screen

by Kathleen Rowe Karlyn

Since the 1990s, when Reviving Ophelia became a best seller and "Girl Power" a familiar anthem, girls have assumed new visibility in the culture. Yet in asserting their new power, young women have redefined...


Since When Is Fran Drescher Jewish?: Dubbing Stereotypes in The Nanny, The Simpsons, and The Sopranos

by Chiara Francesca Ferrari & Joseph Straubhaar

"Since when is Fran Drescher Jewish?" This was Chiara Francesca Ferrari's reaction when she learned that Drescher's character on the television sitcom The Nanny was meant to be a portrayal of a stereotypical...


Looking for Carrascolendas: From a Child's World to Award-Winning Television

by Aida Barrera

If your childhood friends were Agapito, the bombastic, bilingual lion; Campamocha, the fix-it man; Caracoles, the restaurant owner; Uncle Andy, the shoe seller; Berta and Dyana, the life-size dolls; and Señorita...


Reading between Designs: Visual Imagery and the Generation of Meaning in The Avengers, The Prisoner, and Doctor Who

by Piers D. Britton & Simon J. Barker

From the alien worlds of Star Trek to the realistic operating room of ER, the design of sets and costumes contributes not only to the look and mood of television shows, but even more importantly to the creation...


Drugs, Thugs, and Divas: Telenovelas and Narco-Dramas in Latin America

by O. Hugo Benavides

Soap opera speaks a universal language, presenting characters and plots that resonate far beyond the culture that creates them. Latin American soap operas-telenovelas-have found enthusiastic audiences throughout...


What Women Watched: Daytime Television in the 1950s

by Marsha F. Cassidy

In this pathfinding book, based on original archival research, Marsha F. Cassidy offers the first thorough analysis of daytime television's earliest and most significant women's genres, appraising from a feminist...


Broadcasting the Civil War in El Salvador: A Memoir of Guerrilla Radio

by Carlos Henriquez Consalvi, Charles Leo, V Nagle & A.L. (Bill) Prince

During the 1980s war in El Salvador, Radio Venceremos was the main news outlet for the Frente Farabundo Martí para la Liberación Nacional (FMLN), the guerrilla organization that challenged the government....


Saturday Night Live FAQ: Everything Left to Know About Television's Longest Running Comedy

Here We Go Again: My Life In Television

by Betty White

A MEMOIR OF BETTY WHITE’S FIRST FIVE DECADES ON TELEVISION—AS IRREVERENT AND IRRESISTIBLE AS THE BELOVED ACTRESS HERSELF

BETTY WHITE first appeared on television in 1949 and has gone on to have one of the...


Sitcom: A History in 24 Episodes from I Love Lucy to Community

by Saul Austerlitz

A carefully curated tour through TV comedy series, this mixtape of fondly remembered shows surveys the genealogy of the form, the larger trends in its history, the best of what the genre has accomplished, and...


Sky Train: Stories from CBC's Fresh Air

by Ward McBurney & Jeff Goodes

Sky Train collects 35 of McBurneys creative non-fiction pieces, in which Isaac Brock, steam trains, ghost soldiers, and lost loves all find a home.


Encyclopedia of Television 4 Vol Set

by Horace Newcomb

The Encyclopedia of Television, second edtion is the first major reference work to provide description, history, analysis, and information on more than 1100 subjects related to television in its international...


Radio Caroline: The True Story of the Boat that Rocked

by Ray Clark

Radio Caroline was the world's most famous pirate radion station during its heyday in the 1960s and '70s, but did the thousands of people tuning in realise just what battles went on behind the scenes? Financed...


Who Goes There - 50th Anniversary Edition

by Nick Griffiths

NEW UPDATED EDITION celebrating 50 years of Dr Who. Who Goes There is the sequel to Nick's hugely popular Doctor Who memoir, Dalek I Loved You. It's a travel book with Doctor Who at its core. Nick travels England...


World Politics on Screen: Understanding International Relations Through Popular Culture

by Mark Sachleben

Increasingly resistant to lessons on international politics, society often turns to television and film to engage the subject. Numerous movies made in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries reflect political...


The World of Star Trek

by David Gerrold

In The World of Star Trek, David Gerrold opens up dialogue on the people, places, and events that made Star Trek one of the most popular series ever. Gerrold discusses what was successful and what wasn’t,...


Movies and TV: The New York Public Library Book of Answers

by Melinda Corey, Diane Corey & George Ochoa

If you're a movie or television fan - how many of these questions can you answer?

  • What was the last picture show in The Last Picture Show?
  • Where was the stagecoach headed in Stagecoach?
  • What was the name...

  • Famous Robots and Cyborgs: An Encyclopedia of Robots from TV, Film, Literature, Comics, Toys, and More

    by Dan Roberts

    Famous Robots and Cyborgs is a high-octane voyage through the history of our metallic friends and foes. Dan Roberts narrates the history, strengths, weaknesses, quirks, and foibles of a plethora of fictional...


    Dangerously Funny: The Uncensored Story of "The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour"

    by David Bianculli

    An unprecedented behind-the-scenes look at the rise and fall of The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour -- the provocative, politically charged program that shocked the censors, outraged the White House, and forever...