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Television Finales: From Howdy Doody to Girls (Television and Popular Culture) by [Douglas L. Howard, David Bianculli, Sam Ford, Karen Hellekson, Ensley F. Guffey, David Diffrient, Martha P. Nochimson, Barbara Villez, K. Dale Koontz, Elizabeth L. Rambo, Erika Johnson-Lewis, Mitchell E. Shapiro, Keith Brand, Jeff Thompson, Lori Bindig, Sue Turnbull, Renee Middlemost, Mark Dawidziak, David Hinckley, Stephen Spignesi, Alice Leppert, Shelley Cobb, Hannah Hamad, Stacey Abbott, Katheryn Wright, Eric Gould, Ron Wilson, Jonathan Nichols-Pethick, Douglas Snauffer, Clinton Bryant, Michael Donovan, Jeffrey Bussolini, Stephanie Graves, Teresa Forde, Dean DeFino, Trisha Dunleavy, Nikki Stafford, Dana A. Heller, Stan Beeler, Cynthia Burkhead, Joanne Morreale, Asokan Nirmalarajah, J. Jeremy Wisnewski, Bill Yousman, Deborah Jermyn, Lincoln Geraghty, Michele Byers, Zeke Jarvis, Kim Akass, Amanda Potter, Gary R. Edgerton, Lynne Hibberd, Robert Thompson, Jason P. Vest, Amy M. Damico, Bill Brioux, Lynnette Porter, Adam Ochonicky, Joseph S. Walker, Gary Gravely, Brett Mills, Paul Wright, Lorna Jewett]

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Finales are in many cases the high points of iconic television series. This carefully compiled and well-researched compendium provides a definitive explication and assessment of finales through the half century and counting of television, and will become a classic text in the field.--Paul Levinson, professor of communication and media studies, Fordham University

The last word on TV endings.--Matt Zoller Seitz, television critic for New York Magazine

This book is about much more than television finales; it shows us how the final episode illuminates the entire series. David Bianculli's work is historically informed, showing his mastery of the subject. With contributors representing some of the leading lights in television studies and impressive contributions by new scholars as well, the approximately seventy essays span the scope of television.--Rhonda V. Wilcox, author of Reading Joss Whedon

An invaluable resource for those studying or researching popular culture. . . .Highly recommended--Choice --This text refers to the paperback edition.

About the Author

Douglas L. Howard is academic chair of the English Department on the Ammerman Campus at Suffolk County Community College. He is the editor of Dexter: Investigating Cutting Edge Television and a coeditor of The Essential Sopranos Reader.

David Bianculli has been a TV critic since 1975, currently runs the website, and serves as guest host for NPR's Fresh Air. He is the author of The Platinum Age of Television: From I Love Lucy to The Walking Dead, How TV Became Terrific.

--This text refers to the paperback edition.

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  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ B07D818S4T
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Syracuse University Press (13 November 2018)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • File size ‏ : ‎ 1528 KB
  • Text-to-Speech ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Screen Reader ‏ : ‎ Supported
  • Enhanced typesetting ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • X-Ray ‏ : ‎ Not Enabled
  • Word Wise ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Print length ‏ : ‎ 542 pages
  • Page numbers source ISBN ‏ : ‎ 0815636040
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