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The Complete Directory to Prime Time Network and Cable TV Shows: 1946-Present
Tim Brooks
0345455428
October 2003
Paperback
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Review
“This is the Guinness Book of World Records . . .
The Encyclopedia Britannica of television!”
–TV Guide

Review
?This is the Guinness Book of World Records . . .
The Encyclopedia Britannica of television!?
?TV Guide

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Sitcom Style
Diana Friedman
1400051789
Nov 2005
Hardcover
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Book Description
All the Style of Famous TV Homes, Now in Yours!

From Archie Bunker’s Barcalounger to the framed peephole on Friends, sitcom decor sets the tone of our favorite shows—and defines the lives of its characters. Now Sitcom Style brings you a behind-the-scenes peek inside more than two dozen of the most recognizable homes in American pop culture: the sets of our favorite TV shows from the past half-century.

The sets of situation comedies aren’t just a collection of random props that surround the actors; they’re statements of style. They’re designed to convey a particular mood, to both reflect and enhance the personalities of the people who live in them—just like anyone’s home. So Sitcom Style is more than a glimpse into a make-believe world;...


Pokemon: How to Draw (Pokemon Series)
Tracey West
0439434408
April 2003
Paperback
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Book Description
Grab your pencil. Pick up some paper. And get ready to tdraw the coolest, most action-packed Pokemon art ever. Catch step-by-step secret tips on drawing your favorite Pokemon, like Pikachu, Togepi, Chikorita, Meowth, Pichu, Houndour, Lugia, Cyndaquil, and more!Plus, draw bonus poses of Pokemon in action, and create your own battle scenes!You'll be a Pokmon drawing-Master in no time!


Hi There, Boys and Girls!
Tim Hollis
1578063965
Nov 2001
Paperback
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From Library Journal
From the earliest days of television until the mid-1970s, children's programming was a staple of local TV broadcasting in the United States. Here, Hollis (Dixie Before Disney) presents a comprehensive compendium of information about local children's TV shows, organized by state. Capsule descriptions are provided for individual programs and hosts in major TV markets within each state. Hollis cuts off the scope of his book at the 1970s, when, for a variety of reasons, most local children's TV programming in the United States simply ceased to exist. This valuable and unique reference book has only one drawback: some markets either could not or would not cooperate with the author to provide historical information on shows, so some entries are much shorter than others. Hollis's preface summarizes this often ...


Star Wars: Incredible Cross-Sections
David West Reynolds
0789434806
October 1998
Hardcover
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Book Review
Who knew proton torpedoes were so expensive? Apparently that's why Luke only had one pair when he set out to take down the Death Star. And that's not the only bit of trivia you'll bring away from this aptly subtitled Ultimate Guide to Star Wars Vehicles and Spacecraft. Whether you're looking for the bathroom on Jabba's sail barge or you just want to see where Boba Fett catches a few winks on Slave I, this is the book for you. In Star Wars: Incredible Cross-Sections, author-archaeologist David West Reynolds zooms out from cataloguing minutiae as he did in Star Wars: The Visual Dictionary, and instead takes apart the big toys of Star Wars, from AT-ATs to X-Wings. Full-color, exploded technical illustrations get you under the hood of every noteworthy ship in the Star...


Adventures in a TV Nation
Michael Moore
0060988096
Oct 1998
Paperback
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The Wall Street Journal
"TV Nation may be the rarest of species, a television program both funny and important."

New York Times
"Mr. Moore's breezy, irreverent, blithely biased excursions are generally refreshing, frequently hilarious."

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Shakespeare in the Movies
Douglas Brode
0195139585
Apr 2000
Hardcover
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Book Description
Shakespeare is now enjoying perhaps his most glorious--certainly his most popular--filmic incarnation. Indeed, the Bard has been splashed across the big screen to great effect in recent adaptations of Hamlet, Henry V, Othello, Twelfth Night, Romeo and Juliet, Much Ado About Nothing, Richard
II, A Midsummer Night's Dream, and of course in the hugely successful Shakespeare in Love.
Unlike previous studies of Shakespeare's cinematic history, Shakespeare in the Movies proceeds chronologically, in the order that plays were written, allowing the reader to trace the development of Shakespeare as an author--and an auteur--and to see how the changing cultural climate of the
Elizabethans flowered into film centuries later. Prolific film writer Douglas Brode provides historical background, production details,...


Star Wars: Galactic Crisis (DK Readers Series)
Ryder Windham
0756611636
April 2005
Paperback
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Book Description
Galactic Crisis! is a primer for the history behind the conflicts in the Star Wars Series.


The Money Shot
University of Chicago Press
0226309118
July 2002
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
An assistant sociology professor at the University of California at Davis, Grindstaff draws on the language of pornography in analyzing the sometimes steamy and mostly conflict-driven realm of TV talk shows. In porn films, "the money shot" is the moment of male orgasm, and Grindstaff successfully argues that shows like Jerry Springer and Ricki Lake can only be pulled off if they have an emotionally raw "money shot" moment in which guests weep, throw chairs or fling themselves at another guest. "Like pornography," she writes, "daytime talk is a narrative of explicit revelation in which people `get down and dirty' and `bare it all' for the pleasure, fascination, or repulsion of viewers." Although similar insights have been expressed by other cultural critics, who've gone into some detail about the effects of these...


Mapping the World of Harry Potter
Mercedes Lackey (Editor)
1932100598
January 2006
Paperback
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Book Description
This book has not been authorized by J.K. Rowling, Warner Bros., or anyone associated with the Harry Potter books or movies.

New and old fans of the Harry Potter series will welcome this collection of fresh essays on Potter lore, plotlines, and characters. With up-to-date information through book six in the series, this companion volume offers a comprehensive look at the world of Potter through the eyes of leading science fiction and fantasy writers such as David Gerrold, Joyce Millman, and Martha Wells, and religion, psychology, and science experts. Along with feminism, fascism, and moral life, topics include the Three Faces of Severus Snape, Harry Potter as Luke Skywalker, I Am a Hufflepuff: A Look at the Houses, and Harry Potter and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder.


Prize Winner of Defiance, Ohio: How My Mother Raised 10 Kids on 25 Words or Less
Terry Ryan
0743273931
August 2005
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
Married to a man with violent tendencies and a severe drinking problem, Evelyn Ryan managed to keep her 10 children fed and housed during the 1950s and '60s by entering--and winning--contests for rhymed jingles and advertising slogans of 25-words-or-less. This engaging and quick-witted biography written by daughter Terry (the writing half of T.O. Sylvester, a long running cartoon in the San Francisco Chronicle) relates how Evelyn submitted multiple entries, under various names, for contests sponsored by Dial soap, Lipton soup, Paper Mate pens, Kleenex Tissues and any number of other manufacturers, and won a wild assortment of prizes, including toasters, bikes, basketballs, and all-you-can-grab supermarket shopping sprees. Sometimes she even hit the jackpot, as when a Beech Nut jingle contest netted a Triumph TR3...


Television Disrupted
Shelly Palmer
0240808649
Apr 2006
Paperback
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Review
Finally, a book about the whole business! Great insights, fun stories, lots of knowledge you can use. Its an easy, important read. -- Mark Cuban, Chairman and President, HDNet

Shelly Palmer has worked tirelessly to promote and explain the concepts of Advanced Media to members of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences and led many industry initiatives. This is a wonderful primer for non-technical people who really need to know about technology. -- Maury Povich, Host of Maury

Shelly is the perfect tour guide to the future of the television and media business. He really understands how consumers use electronics to consume media and has a wonderful way of making very complex issues seem simple. -- Gary Shapiro, President and CEO, Consumer Electronics Association

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Complete Star Wars Trilogy Scrapbook
Scholastic
0439681308
October 2004
Paperback
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Book Review
Do you know your dewbacks from your banthas? Could you tell the difference between a stormtrooper, a scouttrooper, and a snowtrooper? Could you pick a Rodian out of a lineup? The Complete Star Wars Trilogy Scrapbook can help you acquire this vital information. Illustrations and over a hundred photographs from the original trilogy help you put names to faces--so you'll know that Salacious Crumb is the name of that tiny, cackling animal at Jabba's court. Though the book contains an abridged version of the events covered in the Star Wars trilogy, readers should be advised to see the films first as the book discloses crucial secrets best left to the film to reveal. The book is aimed at younger readers--but SW fans of all ages will enjoy this photo-filled volume. --C.B. Delaney --This text refers to an...


Broadcasting the Local News
Lynn Boyd Hinds
027102481X
Jan 1995
Paperback
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Television Talk
Bernard M. Timberg
0292781768
May 2002
Paperback
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Book Description
"Bernard Timberg's work on talk shows reminds us all of how intimately we have been connected to this delightfully complicated form of television. It is difficult to imagine America in the twenty-first century without the talk show, and now it is difficult to imagine the talk show without Timberg's rich historical perspective." --Horace Newcomb, editor of Encyclopedia of Television Flip through the channels at any hour of the day or night, and a television talk show is almost certainly on. Whether it offers late-night entertainment with David Letterman, share-your-pain empathy with Oprah Winfrey, trash talk with Jerry Springer, or intellectual give-and-take with Bill Moyers, the talk show is one of television's most popular and enduring formats, with a history as old as the medium itself. Bernard Timberg here offers...


The Prize Winner of Defiance, Ohio: How My Mother Raised 10 Kids on 25 Words or Less
Terry Ryan
1416510818
August 2005
Mass Market Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
Married to a man with violent tendencies and a severe drinking problem, Evelyn Ryan managed to keep her 10 children fed and housed during the 1950s and '60s by entering--and winning--contests for rhymed jingles and advertising slogans of 25-words-or-less. This engaging and quick-witted biography written by daughter Terry (the writing half of T.O. Sylvester, a long running cartoon in the San Francisco Chronicle) relates how Evelyn submitted multiple entries, under various names, for contests sponsored by Dial soap, Lipton soup, Paper Mate pens, Kleenex Tissues and any number of other manufacturers, and won a wild assortment of prizes, including toasters, bikes, basketballs, and all-you-can-grab supermarket shopping sprees. Sometimes she even hit the jackpot, as when a Beech Nut jingle contest netted a Triumph TR3...


Kissing Bill O'Reilly, Roasting Miss Piggy
Ken Tucker
031233057X
Feb 2005
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
Media critic Tucker possesses an encyclopedic knowledge of television and a rambunctious enthusiasm for the medium. Like a charming after-dinner companion, he engages readers with a voice that's both literate and casual, pairing 100 loves with 100 hates "arrayed as randomly as the way a viewer switches from channel to channel." He takes on television from its inception to the present, and although some of his opinions are controversial (he argues that Edward R. Murrow was a "showboater" and a "sell-out"), they are, for the most part, thoughtful and passionate. Tucker's tastes run from the predictable (he hates the Brady Bunch) to the surprising (he loves late-night infomercials). He reveals an almost tender humanism with the book's centerpiece: a summary of the best and worst TV moms and dads per decade. Tucker...


Inside the Worlds of Star Wars: The Complete Guide to the Incredible Locations from Star Wars
James Luceno
0756603072
August 2004
Hardcover
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Book Description
Inside the Worlds of Star Wars is the complete guide to the locations from the Star Wars Classic Trilogy. The book is illustrated with 20 full-color, fantastically intricate cross-sections, and features an array of spot artworks, 3-D plans, more than 60 crystal-clear photographs, and detailed orthographic keys to create an extraordinary visual experience.


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1402866348

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Kissing Bill O'Reilly, Roasting Miss Piggy
Ken Tucker
0312330588
Feb 2006
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
Media critic Tucker possesses an encyclopedic knowledge of television and a rambunctious enthusiasm for the medium. Like a charming after-dinner companion, he engages readers with a voice that's both literate and casual, pairing 100 loves with 100 hates "arrayed as randomly as the way a viewer switches from channel to channel." He takes on television from its inception to the present, and although some of his opinions are controversial (he argues that Edward R. Murrow was a "showboater" and a "sell-out"), they are, for the most part, thoughtful and passionate. Tucker's tastes run from the predictable (he hates the Brady Bunch) to the surprising (he loves late-night infomercials). He reveals an almost tender humanism with the book's centerpiece: a summary of the best and worst TV moms and dads per decade. Tucker...

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