The Essential HBO Reader

The Essential HBO Reader

by Gary R. Edgerton, Jeffrey P. Jones
     
 

A comprehensive and compelling examination of one of cable television's most innovative and popular networks, The Essential HBO Reader looks at every aspect of HBO's development as a corporation, a creative voice, and a brand. The authors explore the network's diverse repertoire of programming, from drama to comedy to documentaries and sports — including such

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Overview

A comprehensive and compelling examination of one of cable television's most innovative and popular networks, The Essential HBO Reader looks at every aspect of HBO's development as a corporation, a creative voice, and a brand. The authors explore the network's diverse repertoire of programming, from drama to comedy to documentaries and sports — including such acclaimed shows as The Sopranos, Sex in the City, Angels in America, America Undercover, and Def Comedy Jam — as they detail HBO's nearly forty-year history and its profound influence on the entertainment industry.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780813192482
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
Publication date:
11/15/2009
Series:
Essential Readers in Contemporary Media
Edition description:
1
Pages:
372
Sales rank:
892,147
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.00(d)

Meet the Author

Gary R. Edgerton, professor and chair of the communication and theatre arts department at Old Dominion University, has published eight books, including Thinking Outside the Box: A Contemporary Television Genre Reader, numerous book chapters and journal articles, and is coeditor of the Journal of Popular Film and Television.

Jeffrey P. Jones, author of Entertaining Politics: New Political Television and Civic Culture, is associate professor of communication and theatre arts at Old Dominion University.

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