Audience of One

Audience of One Trump, Television, and the Fracturing of America

Paperback (16 Oct 2020) | English

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The 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 the forty-fifth president. He charts the seismic evolution of television from a monolithic mass medium of mainstream networks into today's fractious media subculture. He then examines Donald Trump, who took advantage of these changes to reinvent himself: from boastful cartoon zillionaire; to 1990s self-parodic sitcom fixture; to The Apprentice-reality-TV star to Twitter-mad, culture-warring demagogue. A trenchant, often hilarious work, Audience of One provides an eye-opening history of American media and a reflection of a raucous, "gorillas-are always-fighting" culture.

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Book information

ISBN: 9781631498152
Publisher: Liveright
Imprint: Liveright Publishing Corporation
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Language: English
Number of pages: 352
Weight: -1g
Height: 210mm
Width: 140mm