If It Bleeds, It Leads
An Anatomy of Television NewsBook - 2000
You've been watching television news forever. You're intimately familiar with the friendly faces and soothing voices that nightly tell you what's wrong with the world. You think you know everything there is to know about them. You're wrong. If It Bleeds, It Leads shows you why. In an unprecedented real-time look at television news shows, If It Bleeds, It Leads takes you minute-by-minute through two-and-one-half riveting hours of syndicated, local, and network information programming to uncover the truth behind what passes as news. Why is the only real difference between Jerry Springer and Dan Rather that Dan's guests usually don't need medical attention? How did a load of baking powder spark two minutes of high-strung local news coverage? It's all here: the personal revelations of talk show guests; the dangers lurking in your neighborhood; sports; sex; celebrity; power; and weather updates every ten minutes -- all real material taken from real broadcasts combined into 150 minutes of the most electrifying newscast you've ever seen.
Publisher: Boulder, Colo. : Westview Press, 2000
Characteristics: xiii, 149 p. ; 22 cm