Encyclopedia of Politics, the Media, and Popular Culture, 1st Edition

  • Brian Cogan
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  • ISBN-10: 0313343802
  • ISBN-13: 9780313343803
  • DDC: 302.230973
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - College Senior
  • 399 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2009 | Published/Released May 2010
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2009

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Overview

On a typical weeknight in the United States, millions shun the traditional evening network news broadcasts and, instead, later grab their remotes to turn to Comedy Central to catch up on the political happenings of the day, delivered by the comedian Jon Stewart on the faux news program, The Daily Show. Immediately afterwards, they might stay tuned to The Colbert Report for another dose of hilarious fake news that, to them, comes across more honestly than the serious version they could watch on CNN. Whether it's television, radio, concerts, live appearances by comedians, Internet websites, or even the political party conventions themselves, the mixing of politics and popular culture is frequently on display.

The Encyclopedia of Politics, the Media, and Popular Culture provides in-depth coverage of these fascinating, and often surprising, intersections of both historical and contemporary culture. This highly readable and entertaining encyclopedia provides a sweeping survey of the historic and ongoing interplay between politics, the media and popular culture in eight thought-provoking chapters. The volume is enhanced with the inclusion of over 150 entries to help students and researchers easily locate more in-depth information on topics ranging from political scandals to YouTube.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Contents.
List of Entries for Part II.
Introduction.
1: Part I.
2: Political Movies.
3: Political Documentaries.
4: Politics and Radio.
5: Politics and Television Entertainment.
6: Entertaining News and Political News Satire.
7: Politics and Popular Music.
8: Political Campaign Advertising.
9: Politics Online.
10: Part II.
11: African American Stand-Up Comedians.
12: Air America.
13: Ali, Muhammad.
14: Alias.
15: All in the Family.
16: American Flag, Wearing.
17: America's Town Meeting of the Air.
18: Amos and Andy.
19: Apple Pie (As Symbol).
20: Ashcroft, John.
21: Band Aid.
22: Beck, Glenn.
23: Beetle Bailey.
24: Bernays, Edward.
25: Billy Beer.
26: The Birth of a Nation.
27: Black Panthers.
28: Blogs.
29: Bob Roberts.
30: Bond Drives.
31: Bond, James.
32: Bono (Paul Hewson).
33: Boondocks.
34: Boris and Natasha.
35: “Born in the Usa”.
36: Brill's Content.
37: Bruce, Lenny.
38: Buckley, William F., Jr.
39: Bugs Bunny.
40: Burns, Ken.
41: Bush, George H. (Media Portrayals).
42: Bush, George W. (Media Portrayals).
43: The Candidate.
44: Capra, Frank.
45: Carter, Jimmy (Media Portrayals).
46: Car Ville, James.
47: Cavett, Dick.
48: Cbs Reports.
49: Chaplin, Charlie.
50: Chappelle, Dave.
51: “Checkers Speech”.
52: Christian Coalition.
53: Christian Environmentalist Movement.
54: Citizen Change.
55: Clinton, Bill (Media Portrayals).
56: Clinton, Hillary.
57: Clinton, Roger.
58: CNN.
59: The Colbert Report.
60: Comic Books.
61: Commander in Chief.
62: Coughlin, Father Charles.
63: Coulter, Ann.
64: Country Music.
65: Cronkite, Walter.
66: Daily Kos.
67: The Daily Show with Jon Stewart.
68: Daisy Commercial.
69: Dave.
70: Death of a President.
71: Dixie Chicks.
72: Dole, Bob.
73: Doonesbury.
74: The Drudge Report.
75: Duke, David.
76: Dylan, Bob.
77: Eastwood, Clint.
78: “Eisenhower Answers America”.
79: Eisner, Will.
80: Fahrenheit 9/11.
81: Fireside Chats.
82: Firing Line.
83: The First Family and the First Family Rides Again (Two Volumes).
84: Flynt, Larry.
85: Focus on the Family.
86: Fonda, Jane.
87: Ford, Gerald (Media Portrayals).
88: Fox News.
89: Franken, Al.
90: Free form Radio.
91: Furlough Commercial.
92: George.
93: Get Smart.
94: The Goldwaters.
95: Gore, Al.
96: Graham, Billy.
97: Greenwald, Robert.
98: Guthrie, Woody.
99: Hannity, Sean.
100: Harvest of Shame.
101: Hearst, Patty.
102: Hill, Joe (Joseph Hillstom, Hjoe Hagglund).
103: Hip-Hop Summit Action Network.
104: Hope, Bob.
105: Huffington Post.
106: Imus, Don.
107: An Inconvenient Truth.
108: “In Der Furher's Face”.
109: Iran Hostage Crisis.
110: Iraq Movies (Fiction).
111: I Spy.
112: Johnson, Lyndon Baines (Media Portrayals).
113: Kennedy, John F. (Media Portrayals).
114: Kennedy, John F., Jr.
115: Kennedy-Nixon Debates.
116: Kent State University Shootings.
117: Kissing Babies (As Symbol).
118: Left Behind.
119: Lehrer, Tom.
120: Lennon, John.
121: Liddy, G. Gordon.
122: Lil’ Abner.
123: Limbaugh, Rush.
124: Little Orphan Annie.
125: Live Aid.
126: Long, Huey.
127: Lorentz, Pare.
128: Macarthur, General Douglas.
129: Macintosh “1984” Commercial.
130: “Made In America”.
131: Maher, Bill.
132: Mallard Fillmore.
133: The Manchurian Candidate.
134: The March of Time.
135: Marx Brothers.
136: M.A.S.H..
137: Matthews, Chris.
138: Maude.
139: Mccain, John.
140: Mccarthy, Senator Joseph.
141: Mcgreevey, Jim.
142: Meet John Doe.
143: Minutemen (Band).
144: Minutemen (U.S. Southern Border Guards).
145: Moore, Michael.
146: Moral Majority.
147: “Morning in America”.
148: Morris, Errol.
149: “Mosh”.
150: Moveon.org.
151: Mr. Smith Goes to Washington.
152: Msnbc.
153: Murrow, Edward R.
154: Nascar.
155: National Lampoon.
156: National Review.
157: Network.
158: News Parodies.
159: 9/11 Conspiracy Documentaries.
160: 9/11 Films.
161: 9/11, Sports After.
162: 9/11, Television Advertising After.
163: 1968 Olympics and Black Power Salute.
164: Nixon Farewell Speech.
165: Nixon, Richard (Media Portrayals).
166: North, Oliver.
167: Obama, Barack (Media Portrayals).
168: “Obama Girl”.
169: Ochs, Phil.
170: Office of War Information.
171: Olbermann, Keith.
172: One, Two, Three.
173: The Onion.
174: O'Reilly, Bill.
175: Paar, Jack.
176: Pacifica and Community Radio.
177: Paulsen, Pat.
178: The People's Choice.
179: Pink Ribbons (As Symbol).
180: Pogo.
181: Political Cartoons.
182: Political Conventions.
183: Political Memorabilia and Merchandise.
184: Political Novels.
185: Political Scandals.
186: Political Slogans.
187: Political Theater.
188: Powell, Colin.
189: Press Conferences.
190: Primary.
191: Primary Colors.
192: Private Snafu.
193: Rage Against the Machine.