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So Long to Our TV Pal

May 20, 2015
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So Long to Our TV Pal

Bradley Schauer argues that David Letterman’s brilliant late night talk show career would have been a nonstarter in today’s television landscape.
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The Peabody Awards and Dialogic Declarations of Value

April 24, 2015
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The Peabody Awards and Dialogic Declarations of Value

Media and cultural studies is right to be concerned about singular, monologic declarations of value, but there’s something to be learned from the Peabodys’ mode of deciding upon value dialogically.
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The Jinx as Vigilante Documentary

April 16, 2015
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<i>The Jinx</i> as Vigilante Documentary

Supporting vigilante documentary as an acceptable approach to seeking "justice" is a potentially dangerous trend.
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Why NBC’s The Wiz Makes Sense Even As It Doesn’t Make Sense

April 10, 2015
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Why NBC’s <em>The Wiz</em> Makes Sense Even As It Doesn’t Make Sense

Alfred Martin asks why NBC turned to The Wiz over The Music Man as its next televised musical in this particular historical moment?
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Selma, “Bloody Sunday,” and the Most Important TV Newsfilm of the 20th Century

March 10, 2015
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Selma, “Bloody Sunday,” and the Most Important TV Newsfilm of the 20th Century

The most consequential TV newsfilm of the 20th century records the beating of voting rights marchers on the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Alabama on March 7, 1965. It led directly to the passage of the landmark Voting Rights Act. With the 50th anniversary commemorations of “Bloody Sunday,” network and cable news channels...
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The Walking Deadwood? The Western and the Post-Apocalyptic Tale

February 17, 2015
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The Walking Deadwood? The Western and the Post-Apocalyptic Tale

Can The Walking Dead be read as an unconscious desire to return to the frontier, or a cautionary warning about the destructive path of the modern world?
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The Back-story: The Feminist Achievement of Agent Carter

February 13, 2015
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The Back-story: The Feminist Achievement of Agent Carter

Marvel’s Agent Carter’s has been the center of many feminist critiques since its premiere earlier this year. Some praise the show as a victory for feminists and female fans, since Peggy Carter is the first female protagonist in Marvel’s Cinematic Universe franchise, while others criticize it for its blatantly obvious feminist messages. While I do...
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The More You Know About Cross-Promotion

February 4, 2015
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The More You Know About Cross-Promotion

Was Katy Perry's Super Bowl ride on a star resembling one made famous by a series of 1990s PSAs an example of cross-promotion? We don't know and NBC doesn't care--but the incident tells us something important about the logics of contemporary media industries.
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Colbert’s Public Forum: Will We Meet Again?

December 21, 2014
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Colbert’s Public Forum: Will We Meet Again?

While I’ll miss Colbert’s razor sharp satire, for me the loss of this broad and deep public forum will be harder to bear.
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Report from NYTVF Digital Day 2014

November 5, 2014
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Report from NYTVF Digital Day 2014

The New York TV Festival's "Digital Day" makes one wonder just how independent the digital TV landscape is.
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Avatar: The Legend of Korra, Season 4: The rise of Girl Hitler

October 19, 2014
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Avatar: The Legend of Korra, Season 4: The rise of Girl Hitler

How Korra's move to online streaming mirrors the show's progressively conspicuous forays into interpersonal and sociopolitical depth and complexity.
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Debating the Return of Twin Peaks

October 11, 2014
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Debating the Return of <i>Twin Peaks</i>

Amanda Ann Klein makes her case for the prosecution as to why Showtime should leave Twin Peaks alone; Dana Och and Jason Mittell argue for the defense by sharing why they are excited to return to the woods.
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Fall Premieres 2014: The CW

October 9, 2014
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Fall Premieres 2014: The CW

Antenna contributors review The CW's Fall lineup.
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Fall Premieres 2014: Non-Network

September 28, 2014
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Fall Premieres 2014: Non-Network

Antenna contributors review some of the Fall lineup from cable, satellite, and streaming services.
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Fall Premieres 2014: ABC

September 24, 2014
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Fall Premieres 2014: ABC

Antenna contributors review ABC's Fall lineup.
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