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Prime Times Writers on Their Favorite TV Shows

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ISBN-10: 1400047544

ISBN-13: 9781400047543

Edition: 2004

Authors: Douglas Bauer

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The literary mind and the boob tube are often thought to have little in common, but the two have been trysting in dimly lit rooms since television’s earliest days. To prove the point, Doug Bauer asked a number of the finest writers of our time to reveal their own forays into a medium that has been called everything from a vast wasteland to the electronic dream machine of the global village. The results are surprising, passionate, very personal, and often downright hilarious. From Nora Ephron on The Mary Tyler Moore Show to Nick Hornby on The West Wing, Susan Cheever on Father Knows Best to Henry Louis Gates Jr. on Amos ’n’ Andy, the full range of televised fare is captured—sitcoms and…    
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Book details

List price: $23.00
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Crown Publishing Group
Publication date: 8/3/2004
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 240
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.50" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.352
Language: English

Douglas Bauer is the editor of Prime Times and the author of Prairie City," "Iowa; Dexterity; The Very Air; and The Book.

The west wingp. 3
America, America, this is you : a complete explanation of why, exactly, I am going on record as loving America's funniest home videosp. 11
Days of our livesp. 17
The tribe has spoken : why I like survivorp. 24
Father knows bestp. 45
The great onesp. 52
The Andy Griffith showp. 60
Beam me up, Scotty : Star trekp. 67
Bring back big valleyp. 81
The wound and the bow : Howard Cosell and Monday night footballp. 90
Rob and Laura and the little garagep. 113
Like Robinson Crusoep. 121
The Mary Tyler Moore showp. 131
Infomercialsp. 134
You are not alone : MST3K, Lost in space, and the reality of science fictionp. 142
A life of dangerp. 155
Prime times : Masterpiece theatrep. 161
Dreamhousep. 168
Hawaii five-Op. 175
The twilight zonep. 187
The world in black and whitep. 195
Amos 'n' Andy and civil rights on TVp. 202
Gracie and mep. 208
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