On the 50th anniversary of JFK’s assassination, this post considers how fictional depictions of Kennedy represent history and engage cultural memory.
PBS perhaps hoped that BBC1’s Call the Midwife could be their next big hit, following on from the success of ITV1’s Downton Abbey. Faye Woods contemplates the significance of Call the Midwife’s inability to match Downton Abbey’s ratings and buzz in the US.
Treme does not simply revisit a post-Katrina sequence of events. It tracks the mediated versions of them, underlining, commenting and critiquing previous formulations, re-inventing the story and becoming part it.