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From the Publisher“In The Small Screen, Brian L. Ott explores how US television of the 1990s met the Information Age. With theoretical clarity and acute critical analysis of content and form in the television experience, Ott illustrates how some Americans embraced the future through hyperconscious television while others celebrated the past through nostalgia. A breakthrough study.”
Thomas W. Benson, Pennsylvania State University
“Brian L. Ott’s book is accessible to students and valuable for professional scholars. It integrates a wide range of contemporary scholarship at a high level of sophistication without ever falling into jargon or postmodern dogma. This volume will be cutting edge in the rhetorical study of television.”
Barry Brummett, University of Texas-Austin
"...ultimately what is pleasing about Ott's book is its willingness to take television seriously…"
“Ott…hints at the coming identity crisis as the connected age replaces the information age. Summing Up: Recommended.”
“Ott’s distinctions between hyperconscious and nostalgic programming serve as fine distinctions for considering the cultural significance of television.”