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Heartland TV : prime time television and the struggle for U.S. identity / Victoria E. Johnson.

Author/Creator:
Johnson, Victoria E.
Publication:
New York : New York University Press, c2008.
Format/Description:
Book
x, 262 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
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Subjects:
Middle West -- On television.
Middle West -- Press coverage -- United States.
Television broadcasting of news -- United States.
Contents:
Introduction: TV, the heartland myth, and the value of cultural populism
"Essential, desirable, and possible markets": broadcasting midwestern tastes and values
Square dancing and champagne music: regional aesthetics and Middle America
"Strictly conventional and moral": CBS Reports in Webster Groves
"You're gonna make it after all!": the urbane Midwest in MTM Productions' "quality" comedies
"There is no 'Dayton chic'": queering the Midwest in Roseanne, Ellen, and The Ellen Show
Fertility among the ruins: reconstituting the traumatized heartland
Epilogue: Red state, blue state, purple heartland.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references (p. 213-242) and index.
ISBN:
9780814742921 (cloth : alk. paper)
0814742920 (cloth : alk. paper)
9780814742938 (pbk. : alk. paper)
0814742939 (pbk. : alk. paper)
OCLC:
156845811