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The Resource That's the way it is : a history of television news in America, Charles L. Ponce de Leon

That's the way it is : a history of television news in America, Charles L. Ponce de Leon

Label
That's the way it is : a history of television news in America
Title
That's the way it is
Title remainder
a history of television news in America
Statement of responsibility
Charles L. Ponce de Leon
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"When critics decry the current state of our public discourse, one reliably easy target is television news. It's too dumbed-down, they say; it's no longer news but entertainment, celebrity-obsessed and vapid. The critics may be right. But, as Charles L. Ponce de Leon explains in That's the Way It Is, TV news has always walked a fine line between hard news and fluff. The familiar story of decline fails to acknowledge real changes in the media and Americans' news-consuming habits, while also harking back to a golden age that, on closer examination, is revealed to be not so golden after all. Ponce de Leon traces the entire history of televised news, from the household names of the late 1940s and early '50s, like Eric Sevareid, Edward R. Murrow, and Walter Cronkite, through the rise of cable, the political power of Fox News, and the satirical punch of Colbert and Stewart. He shows us an industry forever in transition, where newsmagazines and celebrity profiles vie with political news and serious investigations. The need for ratings success--and the lighter, human interest stories that can help bring it--Ponce de Leon makes clear, has always sat uneasily alongside a real desire to report hard news. Highlighting the contradictions and paradoxes at the heart of TV news, and telling a story rich in familiar figures and fascinating anecdotes, That's the Way It Is will be the definitive account of how television has showed us our history as it happens." -- Publisher's description
Cataloging source
ICU/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Ponce de Leon, Charles L.
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HE8700.8
LC item number
.P66 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Television broadcasting of news
  • Television broadcasting of news
  • Television broadcasting of news
  • Television broadcasting of news
  • United States
  • Verenigde Staten
  • Fernsehen
  • Nachrichtensendung
  • Berichterstattung
  • USA
  • Nyhetsprogram i TV
  • Nyhetsförmedling, USA
  • Massmedia, USA
Label
That's the way it is : a history of television news in America, Charles L. Ponce de Leon
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Beginnings -- The voice of God -- Public alternatives -- News you can use -- Rebirth -- The new entertainment -- Fade to black
Control code
890360549
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xx, 310 pages
Isbn
9780226472454
Lccn
2014040798
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40024839708
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)890360549
Label
That's the way it is : a history of television news in America, Charles L. Ponce de Leon
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Beginnings -- The voice of God -- Public alternatives -- News you can use -- Rebirth -- The new entertainment -- Fade to black
Control code
890360549
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xx, 310 pages
Isbn
9780226472454
Lccn
2014040798
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40024839708
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)890360549

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