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Title Audience of one : Donald Trump, television, and the fracturing of America / James Poniewozik.
Author Poniewozik, James, author.
Publication New York, NY : Liveright Publishing Corporation, a division of W.W. Norton & Company, [2019]
Edition First edition.
Description 1 online resource (xxiii, 325 pages)
Call # eBOOK
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 285-309) and index.
Contents Part I: Origin story. Unreal estate ; The least objectionable program ; Monopoly ; As himself -- Part II: Antihero. The dark side ; Money money money money! ; The paranoid style in America's newsroom ; The most objectionable program -- Part III: President Television. Red light ; The gorilla channel ; Finale: The idea of a president.
Summary "A generational work that, using television, reframes America's identity through the rattled mind of a septuagenarian, insomniac, cable-news-junkie president. In the tradition of great cultural figures like Marshall McLuhan and Neil Postman, New York Times chief television critic James Poniewozik traces the history of television and mass media from the early 1980s to today, and demonstrates how a "volcanic, camera- hogging antihero" merged with America's most powerful medium to become our forty-fifth president. Beginning where Postman left off, Audience of One weaves together two compelling stories. The first charts the seismic evolution of television from a monolithic mass medium, with three mainstream networks, into today's fractious confederation of "spite-and-insult" media subcultures. The second examines Donald Trump himself, who took advantage of these historic changes to constantly reinvent himself: from boastful cartoon zillionaire; to 1990s self-parodic sitcom fixture; to The Apprentice-reality-TV star; and, finally, to Twitter-mad, culture-warring demagogue. A trenchant, often slyly hilarious, work, Audience of One provides an eye- opening history of American media and a sobering reflection of the raucous, "gorillas-are always-fighting" culture we've now become"-- Provided by publisher.
Note Print version record.
Subject Trump, Donald, 1946-
Trump, Donald, 1946- -- In mass media.
Mass media -- Political aspects -- United States.
Television in politics -- United States.
Political culture -- United States.
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Political Process -- Media & Internet.
BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY -- Presidents & Heads of State.
PERFORMING ARTS -- Television -- History & Criticism.
Genre Electronic books.
Addl. Author OverDrive, Inc., distributor.
Related To Print version: Poniewozik, James. Audience of one. First edition. New York, NY : Liveright Publishing Corporation, a division of W.W. Norton & Company, [2019] 9781631494420 (DLC) 2019021970 (OCoLC)1114281145
ISBN 9781631494437 (electronic bk.)
1631494430 (electronic bk.)

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