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Vulgarians at the Gate Trash TV and Raunch Radio : Raising Standards of Popular Culture (Hardcover)

Author:  Steve Allen
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Format: Hardcover
ISBN-10: 1573928747
ISBN-13: 9781573928748
Sku: 30708212
Publish Date: 4/1/2001
Dimensions:  (in Inches) 9.5H x 6.5L x 1.75T
Pages:  419
Age Range:  NA
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In an effort to raise the standards of popular culture, the late Steve Allen speaks out against trash TV and raunch radio in "Vulgarians at the Gate". The honorary chairman of "The Parents Television Council" describes what the group is doing to raise a chorus of protest and shows what all concerned citizens can do to help.
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Evaluates the quality of radio and television programs currently on the air, the effects of these programs on the national consciousness, and questions what role the government, citizens, and the media industry should play.Evaluates the quality of radio and television programs currently on the air, the effects of these programs on the national consciousness, and questions what role the government, citizens, and the media industry should play.
Annotation:
In this attack on the late 20th-century entertainment industry, a comedian of television's Golden Age lambastes TV writers, actors, and other industry players for using sex and violence to boost ratings. Chiefly, he blames several raunchy performers--including Howard Stern, Madonna, and various rap stars--for what he perceives to be the deteriorating moral standards among America's youths. He reasons that glamourous celebrities' sensational messages about sex and drugs encourage youths to rebel against their teachers and parents, have premarital sex, and commit felonies. Additionally, he criticizes talk show tyrants like Jerry Springer for not using his air time to introduce good role models to young viewers.

Praise

Publishers Weekly
"Current controversies on media sex and violence could put this title in the spotlight."

Christianity Today
"Allen's book is an articulate indictment of the entertainment industry." - Edward Gilbreath 07/09/2001

Table of Contents

Contents

Acknowledgments......................................................9
Introduction........................................................13
1. The Problem......................................................17
2. The Denial of Responsibility....................................129
3. The Audience for Garbage........................................165
4. The Offenders: A Closer Look at One Teen Idol...................179
5. Shock Jocks and Confrontation TV: Howard Stern and Jerry
Springer...........................................................219
6. Popular Music and Recordings....................................243
7. Violence........................................................277
8. Censorship......................................................303
9. Conclusion......................................................323
Appendix A: Resource Organizations.................................383
Appendix B: Media Contacts.........................................399
Recommended Reading................................................407
Index..............................................................411

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Product attributeBook Format:   Hardcover
Product attributeNumber of Pages:   0419
Product attributePublisher:   Prometheus Books
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