Author: Karal Ann Marling

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 9780674048836

Category: History

Page: 328

View: 430

An examination of everyday objects and cultural trends as portrayed on television looks at American life and values in the 1950s.
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50 Amazing Products and the Commercials that Made Them Famous

Author: Lou Harry,Sam Stall

Publisher: Quirk Books

ISBN: 9781931686099

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 144

View: 7381

Do you want thicker, fuller, more lustrous hair? A smaller waistline and a bigger bustline? How about sharper cutlery, six-pack abs, and thighs that can crack a walnut? If you ve answered yes to these questions, you need As Seen on TV a photographic history of 50 amazing products that are not available in any store. Here are the incredible true stories of Ginsu Knives, Chia Pets, the Veg-o-Matic, K-Tel Records, the ThighMaster, and dozens of other favorites. But that s not all! You ll also receive expert analysis of the products, interviews with celebrity pitchpeople, and more than 100 color photographs. Order now, and we ll even throw in a chapter on the George Foreman Grill absolutely free! As Seen on TV is an inspiration to entrepreneurs of all ages, and a wacky trip down memory lane for couch potatoes everywhere. Call now operators are standing by!
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How Television Shapes Immigrant Expectations Around the Globe

Author: Clara E. Rodríguez

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 1479818526

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 240

View: 1383

The surprising effects of American TV on global viewers As a dominant cultural export, American television is often the first exposure to American ideals and the English language for many people throughout the world. Yet, American television is flawed, and, it represents race, class, and gender in ways that many find unfair and unrealistic. What happens, then, when people who grew up on American television decide to come to the United States? What do they expect to find, and what do they actually find? In America, As Seen on TV, Clara E. Rodríguez surveys international college students and foreign nationals working or living in the US to examine the impact of American television on their views of the US and on their expectations of life in the United States. She finds that many were surprised to learn that America is racially and economically diverse, and that it is not the easy-breezy, happy endings culture portrayed in the media, but a work culture. The author also surveys US-millennials about their consumption of US TV and finds that both groups share the sense that American TV does not accurately reflect racial/ethnic relations in the US as they have experienced them. However, the groups differ on how much they think US TV has influenced their views on sex, smoking and drinking. America, As Seen on TV explores the surprising effects of TV on global viewers and the realities they and US millennials actually experience in the US.
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Author: Sarah Mlynowski

Publisher: Harlequin

ISBN: 1459246497

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

View: 1284

When Sunny Langstein decides to pack up her Florida life and move in with her boyfriend in Manhattan, her big sister isn't thrilled. What modern-day twenty-four-year-old leaves her promising career, fabulous friends and perfect underground parking spot with accompanying convertible for…a guy? Only, Sunny has an additional incentive: the chance to star on Party Girls, the latest reality-television show. True, she might become a national laughingstock and it pays nothing, BUT it's a job—a job in Manhattan. She'll get to be with her boyfriend, Steve. Okay, so she can't tell anyone she isn't single—but with freebie designer clothes, alpha-beta peels and coconut-cream pedicures to make her transformation into a made-for-TV single girl complete…she can't lose! But when the show's premiere plunges Sunny into a media frenzy of talk shows, tampon endorsements, TV heartthrobs and S&M toys, how long will it take for Sunny to lose track of where she ends and her alter ego, Sunny Lang the Über Fashionista Single Superstar, begins?
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Author: David C. Denison

Publisher: Touchstone


Category: Performing Arts

Page: 239

View: 7207

An inside look at television production introduces the photographers, segment producers, audio engineers, graphic artists, animators, and others who contribute to the making of network news, talk shows, and prime time serials
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Author: Elayne Rapping

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 0814777198

Category: Psychology

Page: 309

View: 5230

Law and Justice as Seen on TV examines the impact, significance, and social and political problems raised by the enormous onslaught of law-related television programming, both fiction and nonfiction, in the years since the rise of live televised trials as major media events. The book weaves together the various strands—media history and analysis, legal history and policy, and the national turn to the political right in the last decades—which gave birth to this trend and has kept it thriving and growing, by leaps and bounds, to the present day. Beginning with the history of courtroom drama on TV and its various contradictions and shifts, since the late 1940s to the present, the book analyzes the various entertainment series and genres that have so proliferated in recent years, giving special attention to such popular and influential series as "Law and Order" and "Cops." The second section begins by charting the complex and contested history of the coming of cameras to the courtroom and the way in which that legal decision led to televised trials and to the rise of Court TV. It examines as especially interesting and important the major trials—such as those of the Menendez brothers, O.J. Simpson, and Timothy McVeigh—which helped to shape the way television came to frame trials and their social implications for public consumption. From there it examines major social issues—gender violence, youth crime, family dysfunction, victims' rights which, with the rise of the courtroom as a major political and television arena, have come to be viewed largely as legal issues to be discussed and determined in legal terms by Americans in general. Accessible and lucid, Law and Justice as Seen on TV concludes with an examination of the broad implications of this social and cultural trend, closing with some thoughts about its expansion, on television and in the actual legal arena, during the "war on terrorism" in the wake of 9/11.
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Author: Lucy Grealy

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 9781596917927

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 224

View: 3108

Whether she is contemplating promiscuity or The New Testament, lamenting about what she should have said to Oprah, or learning to tango, Grealy seduces and surprises the reader at every turn. With the sheer brilliance of her imagination, Grealy leads us on delightful journeys with her wit, unflinching honesty and peerless intelligence. A completely original thinker and a remarkable writer, the author leaves the reader with plenty to ponder. As Seen On TV breaks the mould of the essay, and is destined, like the memoir that preceded it, to become a modern classic. '[Grealy is]. . . unforgettable.' -New York Times '[Grealy writes]-with exquisite prose and steely strength.' -USA Today 'Lucy Grealy manages to convince an amazing array of people that she is speaking directly to them.' -Baltimore Sun '[Grealy] overcomes-with wit, intelligence and an unconquerable spirit.' Mademoiselle
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Author: Chris Kerr

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781846882494


Page: 268

View: 7775

An off-beat novel about TV reality and (In) action heros
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Author: Tito Herrera

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780464722533


Page: N.A

View: 9212

Portfolio of some of my work for adventure TV for different networks.
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Delicious, Home-Style Recipes for Cooking with America's Favorite Kitchen Gizmos and Gadgets

Author: Lori Baird

Publisher: Hatherleigh Press

ISBN: 9781578261604

Category: Cooking

Page: 186

View: 9823

Break out that George Foreman Grill, polish that Pasta Pro, and heat up The Perfect Pancake . . . introducing "The As Seen on TV Cookbook." Includes photos, meal plans, a spice and flavor guide, nutrition chart, and the stories behind America's amazing kitchen inventions.
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Coloring Book for All Ages Featuring Classic TV Shows

Author: Brian P. Kelly

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781534840065


Page: 40

View: 8197

Coloring book for all ages featuring your favorite classic TV shows
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Fast Track to Retail Using ?As Seen on TV?, DIY, Kickstarter and Indiegogo

Author: Carrie Jeske

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781545135297


Page: 170

View: 8698

Learn from the horror stories of others. Don't make the mistake of a wildly successful crowdfunding campaign that results in personal financial failure. Gain product launch insights and market testing secrets that overcome knock-offs and maximize Kickstarter, Indiegogo, and Do It Yourself results. Don't spend thousands of dollars on patents, prototypes and manufacturing too early in the invention sequence. Choose the best "As Seen On TV" category partner to fast track products onto the retail shelves of Walmart, Walgreens, CVS, Bed, Bath & Beyond and internationally. Learn to pitch your ideas with no patent, using a simple hand-made prototype and smartphone demo video. Work with trusted licensees, who thrive using a confidential speed to market strategy. Get a sneak peek on the other side of the table, with industry insider, Carrie Jeske. The key is working with the right company to complete early stage market viability testing privately, before putting your idea on crowdfunding sites or other public domain sources. If your ideas meet the narrow criteria of the "As Seen On TV" you could have the next big winner in the $350 billion dollar DR-TV industry. As Seen On TV is not Crowdfunding. It's a home run, direct to consumer, business shot with hit products selling a whopping 5-8 million pieces a year for a short product life cycle of 1-5 years. Each product must solve and everyday problem in a visually appealing way. Since the cost of TV media is high, products much have mass appeal to the widest market segments. Inventing is a gamble. Whether you're rich or poor, business savvy or an independent inventor, big company or small, we are all at the mercy of the elusive mass market consumer. No human can guarantee success. That's why it's so important to use low-cost, high-return inventing strategies and stay within the sequence you're about the learn. Inventing is both an art and a science; the two combinations don't always give us a guaranteed formula for success. Whatever the source of your dream or your motivation. This book will deliver a path to the fastest, low-cost/high-return inventing strategy on the planet. There are spiritual and physical laws of reaping and sowing. If you plant beans, you harvest beans. Want corn? Plant corn. So it is with inventing. If you want great wealth, start investing your money in education and your time either helping others succeed or being genuinely happy for them when they do. Stroll by the ASOTV shelves at retail and realize there is no other place in the entire store where so many independent inventors' products are available to be purchased. Some inventors are making millions. You can be next.
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Author: Brett Salisbury

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 9781519427502


Page: 52

View: 1244

"Salisbury spent 11 months with a U.S. Intelligence Agency before being fired for "disclosing medications for his mental health issues." "He holds no grudges and wishes only the best of for the United States of America. He was hired after being contacted by the FBI to answer questions about a close friend and small scandal in Southern California. Along the way, he learned some valuable lessons about "trust" and how the media "blinds" the public." Salisbury says "He's never worked for the FBI." Salisbury has written 15 books to date. From Quantum Physics to Dummies to the Transform Diet to Aerospace Engineering for Dummies He is an ex-member of Mensa and the Triple Nine Society with the unique pen name: (Not shown here) -Scholars for 911
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Master amazing street magic tricks as seen on TV

Author: Patrick Converso/



Category: Performing Arts

Page: 34

View: 1343

Interested in strong, visual, "in-your-face" magic you can perform at school, on the street or in the clubs? Extreme Magic brings you over a dozen of today's most powerful street magic effects. Tricks you'll be ready to do anytime, anywhere, to amaze old friends and new. While a few of the effects and techniques do require some practice to master, you'll be able to perform most right away. Plus FREE Bonus: Basic Card Control and Forcing, also included.
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