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Author: Donna L. Halper
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Title: Icons of Talk: The Media Mouths That Changed America (Greenwood Icons)
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Language: English
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Publisher: Greenwood (November 30, 2008)
Pages: 392

Icons of Talk: The Media Mouths That Changed America (Greenwood Icons) by Donna L. Halper



Donna L. Halper is a well-known media historian with expertise in broadcasting and social history. Publisher: Greenwood (November 30, 2008). Publication Date: November 30, 2008.

Halper Donna L. (EN). Americans love talk shows. In a typical week, more than 13 million Americans listen to Rush Limbaugh, whose syndicated radio show is carried by about 600 stations. On television, Oprah Winfrey's syndicated talk show is seen by an estimated 30 million viewers each week. Talk show hosts like Winfrey and Limbaugh have become iconic figures, frequently quoted and capable of inspiring intense opinions.

Icons of Talk highlights the most groundbreaking exemplars of the talk show genre, a genre that has had a profound influence on American life for over 70 years. Among the featured: ; Joe Pyne. Complete with photographs, a timeline, and a resource guide of sources and organizations, this volume is ideal for students of journalism and media studies. 313343810 Icons of Talk. Icons of Talk: The Media Mouths That Changed America.

Mouths that Changed America, a history of talk shows Halper also is a guest speaker specializing in the topic of the history of broadcasting, often bringing with her a collection of rare memorabilia. Icons of Talk: The Media Mouths that Changed America Boston Radio: 1920-2010

45/6 22. Personal Name: Halper, Donna L. Varying Form of Title: Media mouths that changed America. Publication, Distribution, et. Westport, Conn. Greenwood Press, (c)2009. Physical Description: xvii, 369 p. : ports. 27 cm. Series Statement: Greenwood icons. Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (p. -361) and index. Uniform Title: Greenwood icons. On this site it is impossible to download the book, read the book online or get the contents of a book. The administration of the site is not responsible for the content of the site. The data of catalog based on open source database. All rights are reserved by their owners. Download book Icons of talk : the media mouths that changed America, Donna L. Halper. When I was growing up in Boston, I was a devoted fan of top-forty radio. I didn’t realize at the time that Williams was a nationally known talk host, sometimes referred to as the dean of talk radio. I became a faithful listener to The Jerry Williams Show, and I learned a lot from it. (I can still remember the rules that Williams gave to potential callers, what he called his ABC’s: Be accurate, brief, and concise.

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Donna L. Halper (born February 1947, Dorchester, Massachusetts) is a Boston-based historian and radio consultant. In late 2008, she completed her fourth book, Icons of Talk: The Media Mouths that Changed America, a history of talk shows. That year, she also had a chapter published in Radio Cultures: The Sound Medium in American Life, a book by Michael C. Keith  . Why a liberal Jewish feminist loves WND".

Americans love talk shows.

Americans love talk shows. In a typical week, more than 13 million Americans listen to Rush Limbaugh, whose syndicated radio show is carried by about 600 stations. On television, Oprah Winfrey's syndicated talk show is seen by an estimated 30 million viewers each week. Talk show hosts like Winfrey and Limbaugh have become iconic figures, frequently quoted and capable of inspiring intense opinions. What they say on the air is discussed around the water cooler at work, or commented about on blogs and fan web sites. Talk show hosts have helped to make or break political candidates, and their larger-than-life personalities have earned them millions of fans (as well as more than a few enemies). Icons of Talk highlights the most groundbreaking exemplars of the talk show genre, a genre that has had a profound influence on American life for over 70 years.

Among the featured:

• Joe Pyne

• Jerry Williams

• Herb Jepko

• Randi Rhodes

• Rush Limbaugh

• Larry King

• Dr. Laura Schlesinger

• Steve Allen

• Jerry Springer

• Howard Stern.

• Oprah Winfrey

• Don Francisco

• Cristina Saralegui

• Tavis Smiley

• James Dobson

• Don Imus

Going behind the scenes, this volume showcases the techniques hosts used to motivate (and sometimes aggravate) audiences, and examines the talk show in all of its various formats, including sports-talk, religious-talk, political-talk, and celebrity-talk. Each entry places the talk format and its hosts into historical context, addressing such questions as: What was going on in society when these talkers were on the air? How did each of them affect or change society? What were the issues they liked to talk about and what reaction did they get from listeners and from critics? How were talk hosts able to persuade people to vote for particular candidates or support certain policies? Which hosts were considered controversial and why? Complete with photographs, a timeline, and a resource guide of sources and organizations, this volume is ideal for students of journalism and media studies.

Reviews: 3
SadLendy
Although the book sometimes reads like a textbook, I was impressed with its objectivity and conciseness. I particularly enjoyed the chapters on Howard Stern, Johnny Carson, Dave Letterman, and Jay Leno. The book covers talkers from both radio and television and provides great insight to America's most influential broadcasters.

Highly recommended.
Nuadazius
Love this book, i love seeing Howard being compared or at least taken seriously as an interviewer, he is one if not the best celebrity interviewers out there, if you laugh at what i say you tube his interview with anyone from GAGA to Paul Mcarthey he has them talking so freely about things no one else has the guts to talk about.
Gralmeena
I want to read this book, and I'll buy it when it's $9.99 on Kindle. Not going to pay more for an ebook.