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Stripping (Part 2)

by: Daniel Marcus / Goucher College
How does stripping popular series for syndication affect the how viewers receive actors, subplots, and secondary characters? In the final installment of his two-part series on stripping, Marcus explores the impact of syndication practices and raises some interesting questions about how cable channels and DVD technology alter how we watch TV.



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“You Got to Know When to Hold Em”: Notes Against the Academicization of Television

by: Walter Metz / University of Montana-Bozeman
The relentless pressure to be taken seriously must not prevent TV scholars from admitting that on occasion, like the average viewers, they do slack in front of the tube. Metz watches “Poker TV” or even the Simpson’s just for their saccharine appeals and for relaxation purposes.



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