Teleliteracy: Taking Television Seriously

Teleliteracy: Taking Television Seriously

by David Bianculli


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Teleliteracy: Taking Television Seriously by David Bianculli

Originally published by Continuum (1992), Bianculli, a TV critic for the New York Daily News and watcher of eleven televisions, simultaneously, argues that while most television is not very good, "the best of TV is very good indeed, and that the idea of indiscriminately ridiculing or avoiding the medium of television displays no more intelligence than denouncing all movies as fluff, or holding a 'Don't Open a Book Day.'" First, Bianculli presents a personal view of television showing that it is maligned because it is popular. He next writes a manifesto defending the medium as an art form. Finally he looks at TV in context from its role in the classroom to its presence on the battlefield. The book is replete with quotes from famous TV personages like Peter Jennings, Don Hewitt, and Bill Cosby. Suitable for anyone with a high school education, or for whomever watches television more than they read. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

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ISBN-13: 9780815606536
Publisher: Syracuse University Press
Publication date: 08/28/2000
Series: Television Series
Pages: 315
Product dimensions: 5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.73(d)

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