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Questions and Institutionality in Public Participation Broadcasting

Joanna Thornborrow

in Why Do You Ask?: The Function of Questions in Institutional Discourse

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195306897
eISBN:
9780199867943
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195306897.003.0013
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This chapter, written by Joanna Thornborrow, examines question‐answer sequences in TV talk shows and radio call‐in programs. While these genres tend to be more conversational than other media genres ... More


Having Your Say: Blogs and Beyond

NAOMI S. BARON

in Always On: Language in an Online and Mobile World

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780195313055
eISBN:
9780199871094
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195313055.003.0006
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This chapter looks at blogs, YouTube, and Wikipedia, focusing on how these social media emerged and why they have experienced such meteoric growth. At least part of the answer seems to be that new ... More


The Genre Goes Hard-Core: A Brief History of Talk Shows and the Money Shot

in The Money Shot: Trash, Class, and the Making of TV Talk Shows

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226309095
eISBN:
9780226309088
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226309088.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

As a broad generic category, the talk show is one of the oldest and most durable electronic-media forms with roots dating back to the early days of radio. On television, the talk show has ... More


The Money Shot: Trash, Class, and the Making of TV Talk Shows

Laura Grindstaff

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226309095
eISBN:
9780226309088
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226309088.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

He leaped from his chair, ripped off his microphone, and lunged at his ex-wife. Security guards rushed to intercept him. The audience screamed, then cheered. Were producers concerned? Not at all. ... More


Airing Dirty Laundry

in The Money Shot: Trash, Class, and the Making of TV Talk Shows

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226309095
eISBN:
9780226309088
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226309088.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This book is an ethnographic account of experience “behind the scenes” at two nationally televised daytime talk shows produced in the United States. It is also an account of how daytime talk shows ... More


Will the Real Expert Please Stand Up?

in The Money Shot: Trash, Class, and the Making of TV Talk Shows

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226309095
eISBN:
9780226309088
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226309088.003.0008
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter focuses on the group or class of talk-show guests more peripheral to the “experts” genre. Why do experts participate in a forum that often seems ill suited—even hostile—to rational ... More


Trash, Class, and Cultural Hierarchy

in The Money Shot: Trash, Class, and the Making of TV Talk Shows

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226309095
eISBN:
9780226309088
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226309088.003.0009
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

There are serious problems with talk shows: They give ordinary people a voice, but only a certain kind of voice, only under certain conditions, and only according to certain rules. In Foucauldian ... More


Talk as Work: Routinizing the Production Process

in The Money Shot: Trash, Class, and the Making of TV Talk Shows

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226309095
eISBN:
9780226309088
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226309088.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

Producers strive to elicit the money shot because they require visible evidence of a guest's emotional state. At the same time, because any one producer has only five or six days to prepare for a ... More


Inside the Fun House

in The Money Shot: Trash, Class, and the Making of TV Talk Shows

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226309095
eISBN:
9780226309088
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226309088.003.0007
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

Talk shows tend to become news for much the same reasons that ordinary people become news—because they have done something extraordinary, deviant, or bizarre. Daytime talk shows were rarely in the ... More


Talk as Show (a Show of Emotion)

in The Money Shot: Trash, Class, and the Making of TV Talk Shows

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226309095
eISBN:
9780226309088
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226309088.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

Producers have an easier time leading guests to the emotional brink if the topic is sensitive or volatile to begin with, if the guest feels strongly about it, if the guest is being surprised, or if ... More


The Other Side of the Camera: Motives and Misgivings

in The Money Shot: Trash, Class, and the Making of TV Talk Shows

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226309095
eISBN:
9780226309088
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226309088.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter discusses the process of the production of talk shows from the perspective of guests, focusing not only on their motivations for participating but also on their experiences on- and ... More


Oprah and the New News

Kathleen Dixon and Kacie Jossart

in Stories of Oprah: The Oprahfication of American Culture

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604734072
eISBN:
9781604734089
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604734072.003.0009
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Television

This chapter discusses The Oprah Winfrey Show’s hybridization of the news and talk show conventions. Using the show’s coverage of Hurricane Katrina’s aftermath as a case study, the chapter shows how ... More


Bring in the Noise

Nona Willis Aronowitz

in The Essential Ellen Willis

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816681204
eISBN:
9781452949048
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816681204.003.0043
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter comments on the incessant demonizing of popular culture and media by both the right and the left. From tabloid television and MTV to gangsta rap, Pulp Fiction and saturation coverage of ... More


John, Yoko, and Mike Douglas: Performing Avant-Garde Art and Radical Politics on American Television in the 1970s

Norma Coates

in Music and the Broadcast Experience: Performance, Production, and Audiences

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780199314706
eISBN:
9780190619541
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199314706.003.0010
Subject:
Music, Popular

This chapter examines Yoko Ono’s performances of feminism in her three roles as cohost, as artist, and as musician on The Mike Douglas Show in February 1972 order to reveal how she used the ... More


Language and Identity in Modern Egypt

Reem Bassiouney

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780748689644
eISBN:
9780748697083
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748689644.001.0001
Subject:
History, Middle East History

How is language used in Egyptian public discourse to illuminate the collective identity of Egyptians? How does this identity relate to language form and content? This book explores these questions by ... More


“Hope Dies Last”: Cultural Studies and Studs Terkel

Victor Cohen

in The Critical Pulse: Thirty-Six Credos by Contemporary Critics

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231161152
eISBN:
9780231530736
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231161152.003.0018
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter argues for a renewal of leftist cultural studies, holding up the example of Studs Terkel as an engaged intellectual. Terkel was a talk-show host and author of numerous collections of ... More


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