The MAP-TV Guide to film and television collections in Europe provides detailed information on almost 2,000 sources and archives of film and television in over forty European countries. This authoritative volume includes: the title listing of each collection both in English and the local language; research information; a subject and keyword index; an introduction to the collections in each country. This work will be of importance to all film researchers, production companies, film makers, archivists and reference librarians.
How I Learned Everything I Needed to Know From Watching Television
Author: Jeff Alexander
Category: Social Science
Read Jeff Alexander's posts on the Penguin Blog. A couch potato’s book of wisdom— 100% commercial free! Some say that entire generations of Americans are being raised by the television…like that’s a bad thing. Not so, says author Jeff Alexander, long-time television writer, advocate of education by television, and recapper for the popular website Television Without Pity. Here, he offers the ultimate in life lessons as seen on TV. Topics include: • Saved by the Bell: School on TV • Somebody Save Me: Super Powers and Magic Spells • Tell Me Why I Love You Like I Do: Relationships on TV • Making A Living: The Workplace • And more With a smart, snarky style, Alexander guides readers through important lessons gleaned from years of TV reviewing (now in convenient book form!), freeing up a whole new generation to learn other things, like how to cure cancer or solve world hunger…or anything more useful than watching TV (Author’s note: Just joking… there is no such thing).
Bonanza aired on NBC from September 12, 1959, to January 16, 1973, playing to 480,000,000 viewers in over 97 countries. It was the second longest running western series, surpassed only by Gunsmoke, and continues to provide wholesome entertainment to old and new fans via syndication. This book provides an in-depth chronicle of the series and its stars. A history of the show from its inception to the current made-for-television movies is provided, and an episode guide includes a synopsis of each show and lists such details as the main characters of each episode and the actors who portrayed them, the dates they stayed with the show, date and time of original broadcast, writer, director, producer, executive producer, and supporting cast. Also provided are character sketches for each of the major recurring characters, career biographies of Lorne Green, Pernell Roberts, Dan Blocker, and Michael Landon, brief biographical sketches of the supporting cast, a discography of recordings of the Bonanza theme and recordings of the four major stars, and information on Bonanza television movies.
For the few hundred television viewers in 1946, a special treat on the broadcast schedule was the variety show called Hour Glass. It was the first TV program to go beyond talking heads, cooking demonstrations, and sporting events, featuring instead dancers, comics, singers, and long commercials for its sponsor, Chase and Sanborn coffee. Within two years, another variety show, Texaco Star Theatre, became the first true television hit and would be credited with the sales of thousands of television sets. The variety show formula was a staple of television in its first 30 years, in part because it lent itself to a medium where everything had to be live and preferably inside a studio. Most of the early television stars—including Jackie Gleason, Milton Berle, Sid Caesar, Ed Sullivan, Red Skelton, Dinah Shore, and Arthur Godfrey—rose to prominence through weekly variety shows. In the 1960s, major stars such as Jerry Lewis, Dean Martin, Judy Garland and Danny Kaye were hosting variety shows. By the 1970s, the format was giving way to sitcoms and dramas, but pop music stars Sonny and Cher, Tony Orlando and Dawn, and Donny and Marie Osmond hosted some of the last of the species. This book details 57 variety shows from the 1940s through the 1990s. A history of each show is first provided, followed by a brief look at each episode. Air date, guest stars, sketches performed, and a listing of songs featured are included.
A forty-year history of the largest circulated magazine in the United States reveals TV Guide's erratic stances on social issues and chronicles how the publication moved from an industry watchdog to a more commercial, popular format.
Finally, a home theater companion that understands what we’ve all known for years–our favorite TV shows are more than an escape, they’re best friends and a form of therapy that can help us cope with everything from a bad hair day to a nuclear family meltdown. Life getting boring in your cul-de-sac? Indulge in some Diva TV like Desperate Housewives and take a walk on the wild side of Wisteria Lane. Need a place where everybody knows your name? Drop in for a little You’ve Got a Friend TV like Cheers and order some fun on the rocks without having to face the hangover in the morning. White-knuckling the armchair of life? Let go with a little Anti-Anxiety TV like In Living Color and laugh at your fears. Got a bad case of the codependent blues? Indulge in a little Codependent TV like Nip/Tuck and reassure yourself that things could definitely be worse! So whether you’re on the verge of your nineteenth nervous breakdown, looking for an excuse to throw a TV party, or searching for deeper meaning–TVTHERAPY: The Television Guide to Life will give you the guidance you need to find the right television prescription to match your mood, cure your malaise, or make your night without ever getting up off the couch. PLUS: Recipes from Bev’s TV tray, including food facials for staying as cool as a cucumber…Jason’s Minibar, featuring drinks to wet your inner whistle…and timeless quotes from TV sages down through the ages who can teach us all a thing or two about life on and off the air. From the Trade Paperback edition.