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Soap Opera Paradigm Television Programming and Corporate Priorities

ISBN-10: 0742520021

ISBN-13: 9780742520028

Edition: 2004

Authors: James H. Wittebols

List price: $37.95
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Description:

The Soap Opera Paradigm is an engaging look at the pervasive use of daytime soap opera storytelling techniques in most television program genres, from prime time soap operas and reality shows to the nightly news, coverage of political campaigns, and sports programming. Drawing from a wealth of research, James Wittebols shows how programming techniques have changed over time and what roles media concentration and commercial influences have played in these changes. Visit our website for sample chapters!
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Book details

List price: $37.95
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Incorporated
Publication date: 9/1/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 240
Size: 5.75" wide x 9.00" long x 0.25" tall
Weight: 0.682
Language: English

Acknowledgments
Introduction
The Soap Opera Paradigm and the Television Industry
The Evolution of the Television Industry
The Soap Opera as Commodity Form
The WWE: Machismo, Melodrama, and Money
Soap Opera Storytelling in News
The Evolution of the ABC and CBS News Divisions
TV News: The Show's the Thing
Floods of Tears: Natural Disasters in the News
All My Primaries: Political Campaigns and Television News
Soap Opera: The Godzilla Genre
Prime Time Storytelling
Reality TV: "This Is Just Like a Soap"
A Little Soap with Your Sports?