Entertaining Politics

Entertaining Politics

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Contrary to arguments that television is detrimental to democracy, Entertaining Politics explores the role of new political television in shaping a changing civic culture. Jeffrey P. Jones shows how viewers understand and make use of the increasingly blurred lines between 'serious' and 'entertainment' programming and argues that alarmist critics who predict the end of politics in the age of television have misconstrued the role of the medium and the commitment of audiences to both TV and public life. Visit our website for sample chapters!The truth is not the best social calling card you can have. ... Vox Pop political talk shows and channels appearing on cable in 1993 and 1994 directly invoked the popularity of new forms of public talk in the 1992 campaign a€” the aquot;straight talkaquot; of anbsp;...

Title:Entertaining Politics
Author: Jeffrey P. Jones
Publisher:Rowman & Littlefield - 2005

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