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The Resource Strange bedfellows : how late-night comedy turns democracy into a joke, Russell L. Peterson

Strange bedfellows : how late-night comedy turns democracy into a joke, Russell L. Peterson

Label
Strange bedfellows : how late-night comedy turns democracy into a joke
Title
Strange bedfellows
Title remainder
how late-night comedy turns democracy into a joke
Statement of responsibility
Russell L. Peterson
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
A significant number of Americans get some of their "news" about politics and national affairs from comedy shows. Is "infotainment" a debasement, or a replacement, for traditional news outlets?
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Peterson, Russell Leslie
Dewey number
791.45/6170973
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
PN1992.8.C66
LC item number
P48 2008
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Television comedies
  • Television talk shows
  • Television broadcasting of news
  • Television in politics
  • Mass media
Label
Strange bedfellows : how late-night comedy turns democracy into a joke, Russell L. Peterson
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 211-243) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Losing our religion -- "Showmen is devoid of politics": the roots of pseudo-satire and the rise of the comedy-industrial complex -- Film at 11:00, jokes at 11:30: topical comedy and the news -- The personal and the political -- Pay no attention to that man in front of the curtain -- Truth versus Truthiness; or, Looking for Mr. Smith -- For whom the bell dings -- Laughing all the way to the White House -- Irony is dead... long live satire?
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
vii, 254 pages, [8] pages of plates
Isbn
9780813542843
Isbn Type
(hbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2007026812
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • 1672338
  • (OCoLC)154677472
  • (OCoLC)154677472
Label
Strange bedfellows : how late-night comedy turns democracy into a joke, Russell L. Peterson
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 211-243) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Losing our religion -- "Showmen is devoid of politics": the roots of pseudo-satire and the rise of the comedy-industrial complex -- Film at 11:00, jokes at 11:30: topical comedy and the news -- The personal and the political -- Pay no attention to that man in front of the curtain -- Truth versus Truthiness; or, Looking for Mr. Smith -- For whom the bell dings -- Laughing all the way to the White House -- Irony is dead... long live satire?
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
vii, 254 pages, [8] pages of plates
Isbn
9780813542843
Isbn Type
(hbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2007026812
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • 1672338
  • (OCoLC)154677472
  • (OCoLC)154677472

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