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From the Publisher“In The Small Screen, Brian L. Ott explores how UStelevision of the 1990s met the Information Age. With theoreticalclarity and acute critical analysis of content and form in thetelevision experience, Ott illustrates how some Americans embracedthe future through hyperconscious television while otherscelebrated the past through nostalgia. A breakthrough study.”
Thomas W. Benson, Pennsylvania StateUniversity
“Brian L. Ott’s book is accessible to students andvaluable for professional scholars. It integrates a wide range ofcontemporary scholarship at a high level of sophistication withoutever falling into jargon or postmodern dogma. This volume will becutting edge in the rhetorical study of television.”
Barry Brummett, University of Texas-Austin
"...ultimately what is pleasing about Ott's book is itswillingness to take television seriously…"
“Ott…hints at the coming identity crisis as theconnected age replaces the information age. Summing Up:Recommended.”
“Ott’s distinctions between hyperconscious andnostalgic programming serve as fine distinctions for consideringthe cultural significance of television.”