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Author Jones, Jeffrey P., 1963-

Title Entertaining politics : satiric television and political engagement / Jeffrey P. Jones

Publ Info Lanham, Md. : Rowman & Littlefield, [2010]
Edition Second edition
 Bryant Main Stacks  HE8700.76.U6 J663 2010    AVAILABLE
 RWU Main Library  HE8700.76.U6 J663 2010    AVAILABLE
Descript xiv, 311 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
text rdacontent
unmediated rdamedia
volume rdacarrier
Series Communication, media, and politics
Note Previous edition cataloged under title
Includes bibliographical references (p. 257-292) and index
Contents Pt. I: Television and politics today. The changing face of politics on television ; Rethinking television's relationship to civic engagement -- Pt. II: Entertaining political talk. From insiders to outsiders: the transformation of political talk on television ; New political television: questioning news media's regime of truth ; The competing senses of political insiders and outsiders ; Changing the conversation: The Daily Show's interviews and interrogations -- Pt. III: Faking it (for real) in news and talk. Muckraking through fake newsmagazines: Michael Moore's satire TV ; Fake news vs. real news: the case of the Daily Show and CNN ; Faux real and faux play: the parody of punditry in the Colbert Report -- Pt. IV: Audiences/fans/citizens. Viewer engagement beyond information acquisition: celebrity, talk, and play ; The expanding and contested boundaries of new political television -- Appendix: Methodology for audience research
LC subject Television in politics -- United States
Television and politics -- United States
Television talk shows -- United States
Political satire, American
Alt Title Entertaining politics
ISBN 9780742565272 (cloth : alk. paper)
0742565270 (cloth : alk. paper)
9780742565289 (pbk. : alk. paper)
0742565289 (pbk. : alk. paper)
9780742565296 (electronic)
0742565297 (electronic)