Overview

Long before TV Land, the Game Show Network, and Cartoon Network cornered the market, reruns had been a staple of American television for decades. In Rerun Nation, Derek Kompare looks at how the long tradition of rerun syndication has come to determine television's place in American history and culture, and framed our understanding of what defines "American television."
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Rerun Nation

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Overview

Long before TV Land, the Game Show Network, and Cartoon Network cornered the market, reruns had been a staple of American television for decades. In Rerun Nation, Derek Kompare looks at how the long tradition of rerun syndication has come to determine television's place in American history and culture, and framed our understanding of what defines "American television."
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780203337387
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • Publication date: 12/1/2004
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 264
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

Derek Kompare is Assistant Professor of Cinema-Television at Southern Methodist University. He has published several articles on television history and genre, including his work on Nick at Nite, The Osbournes, and the "television heritage" of the 1970s.
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Table of Contents

INTRODUCTION
1. Industrializing Culture: The Regime of Repetition in the United States, 1790-1920
2. Transcribed Adventures: Radio and the Recording
3. ® : Film on Early Television
4. Familiarity Breeds Content: Reconfiguring Television in the 1960s and 1970s
5. Our Television Heritage: Reconceiving Past Television
6. Old Wine in New Bottles: Broadcast Rerun Syndication since the 1980s
7. TV Land: Cable and Satellite as Boutique Television
8. Acquisitive Repetition: Home Video and the Television Heritage
CONCLUSION
NOTES
BIBLIOGRAPHY
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