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Media Events

The Live Broadcasting of History

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$39.00 • £33.95 • €35.95

ISBN 9780674559561

Publication Date: 03/15/1994


320 pages

5-1/2 x 8-1/4 inches

1 line illustration, 4 tables


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Media Events is a feat of scholarship about a medium that tends to defy scholarship. It is a comprehensive, thoughtful, and original delineation of a phenomenon of live television as a powerful social force. This book marks a milestone in the understanding of how we are affected by television.—Daniel Schorr, National Public Radio

An important work that should be read by everyone in the media and cultural studies and who may be involved in the study of other modern institutions and political processes.—Eric Rothenbuhler, Contemporary Sociology

The publication of Media Events is itself a media event of great importance to scholars and professionals in broadcasting and electronic media.—Michael Real, Journal of Broadcasting and Electronic Media

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