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Can We Talk?: The Power And Influence Of Talk Shows
Can We Talk?: The Power And Influence Of Talk Shows Gini Graham Scott 0306454017 9780306454011 Can We Talk? The Power and Influence of Talk Shows explores the talk show genre and how it affects society. Dr. Scott, a noted expert o
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Can We Talk?: The Power And Influence Of Talk Shows by Gini Graham Scott

Can We Talk? The Power and Influence of Talk Shows explores the talk show genre and how it affects society. Dr. Scott, a noted expert on social issues and a sometime radio talk show host, provides a savvy overview of how and why todays talk shows and their hosts have become so controversial, compelling, and powerful (especially if they own part or all of their own show). The first half of the book focuses on radio talk shows, the second on television talk shows. These two sections start with detailed histories of how talk shows began with the birth of each of these media over a half century ago. Subsequent chapters highlight the big movers and shakers in these arenas, with brief looks at how top hosts, e.g., Oprah Winfrey, Barbara Walters, Larry King, Howard Stern, David Letterman, and Rush Limbaugh, found professional and financial success. Can We Talk? is a remarkably fair and balanced look at a profit-driven industry for which critics and supporters have become adversarial in arguing their competing claims, such as advocating free speech and free markets versus upholding social and community values. Anyone interested in talk shows and their impact on society, as well as social scientists, behavior therapists, and psychologists, will benefit from Dr. Scotts incisive comments as a social scientist, host, and panelist.--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved (Syndetics)

Author: Gini Graham Scott

Language: English

Edition: 1

Binding: Hardcover

Pages: 329

Publisher: Da Capo Press

Publication Date: 1996-08-21

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ISBN: 0306454017


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