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Australian Television: A Genealogy of Great Moments

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This is the first book to present a history of Australian television in which the programs themselves are the main focus of attention. In addition to providing an invaluable and comprehensive archive of information for anybody interested in the history of the medium, the book raises important questions about the ways in which we think about television.
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Overview


This is the first book to present a history of Australian television in which the programs themselves are the main focus of attention. In addition to providing an invaluable and comprehensive archive of information for anybody interested in the history of the medium, the book raises important questions about the ways in which we think about television.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780195512250
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 1/3/2002
  • Pages: 368
  • Product dimensions: 8.90 (w) x 6.00 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction: Australian Television: A Genealogy of Great Moments 1
1 In Melbourne Tonight/The Graham Kennedy Show: Advertising Transgression 17
2 Four Corners: Convincing Bias 33
3 Homicide: Life on the Melbourne Streets 51
4 The Mavis Bramston Show: Popular Politics 68
5 Playschool: Forbidden Pleasures 83
6 Number 96: Speaking Sex and Showing Sex 98
7 Anyhow ... Have a Winfield: Selling Ordinary Nationalism 118
8 Countdown: Sex and Drugs and Ambivalent Identities 136
9 The Sullivans: Nostalgic Visions of Perfect Women 151
10 Prisoner: Unglamorous Heroines 166
11 Sale of the Century: 'And the Ladies Look Beautiful Too' 185
12 A Country Practice: Making Issues Social 199
13 Return to Eden: Australianising America 218
14 Neighbours: National Niceness 237
15 Burke's Backyard: Neighbourly Communities 255
16 Live and Sweaty: 'When is Nudity Acceptable in Sport?' 276
17 Frontline: Media Studies Media 290
Conclusion: Television Choices 309
References 319
Index 356
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