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Camera Obscura (2021) 36 (3 (108)): 1–31.
Published: 01 December 2021
... and methodological intervention in studies of television. It argues that in syndication, the production labor of syndicators, executives, programmers, and marketing departments effectively retextualizes shows like Bewitched , offering scholars opportunities for new textual analyses and new insight...
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Camera Obscura (2013) 28 (2 (83)): 109–149.
Published: 01 September 2013
...Erin Lee Mock Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman (syndicated, 1976 – 77) rightly remains a touchstone for television scholars whose work emphasizes genre, gender, and sexuality, and its creator, Norman Lear, is a critical figure to discussions of the television industry in the 1970s. I argue...
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Camera Obscura (2015) 30 (1 (88)): 11–39.
Published: 01 May 2015
..., Pregnant episode of The Test, prod. Stage 29 Productions, syndicated, 23 September 2013. 19. Laurie Ouellette, It s Not TV, It s Birth Control : Reality Television and the Problem of Teenage Pregnancy, in 34 Camera Obscura Reality Gendervision: Sexuality and Gender on Transatlantic Reality...
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Camera Obscura (2004) 19 (3 (57)): 187–219.
Published: 01 December 2004
... • Camera Obscura television syndication (and thus the television rerun), the program has nonetheless been almost continuously available since its inception. In an influential essay on the spectatorial possibilities and limitations of I Love Lucy, Patricia Mellencamp offers...
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Camera Obscura (1988) 6 (1 (16)): 203–225.
Published: 01 January 1988
.... Syndicated titles include Royal Playhouse, TV Theater, Theatre Time, and others. Owned by Procter & Gamble, 1951-1958, this program evolved into Jane Wyman Theater. UCLA: 1 episode; 1953. 2. Ford Television Theater. NBC; ABC; October 1952-June 1957. This is another...
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Camera Obscura (1994) 11-12 (3-1 (33-34)): 166–191.
Published: 01 May 1994
... practices. While it is crucial for analysts of television to understand Lifetime’s specific appeal to and manipulation of that female audience, its lineup of syndicated daily reruns of off-network series may also help to illuminate several aspects of the televisual not automatically associated...
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Camera Obscura (2001) 15 (3 (45)): 195–225.
Published: 01 December 2001
..., in the film, several conspiracies from the television series coalesce. Devoted X-philes will already be familiar with the black oil, which in the show was extracted from a meteorite and used experimen- tally by the Shadow Syndicate, possibly in search of a way...
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Camera Obscura (1994) 11-12 (3-1 (33-34)): 42–75.
Published: 01 May 1994
..., . . . characterized by response and connectednesByars finds these traits-which she refers to as “elements of resistance” to the dominant male discourse-even in television shows with male leads, such as Spenser for Hire. (Lifetime also acquired this program in syndication.) Whatever the basis...
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Camera Obscura (1994) 11-12 (3-1 (33-34)): 12–41.
Published: 01 May 1994
...) distributed nationally by the networks to the syndicated shows that plug the off-network holes in affiliates’ schedules (such as Oprah Winfrey, Donahue, Geraldo, Ricki Lake, and Sally Jessy Ra- phael), the talk show remains a staple of women’s television.12 But even as soaps...
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Camera Obscura (1994) 11-12 (3-1 (33-34)): 6–11.
Published: 01 May 1994
... “Stripping on the Girl Channel: Lifetime, thirtysomething, and Television Form” grapples with the de- tails of what happens to a conventional, prime-time television text when it is syndicated and stripped on a daily basis. Her critique of thirtysome- thing demonstrates the ways Lifetime’s selection...
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Camera Obscura (1994) 11-12 (3-1 (33-34)): 192–211.
Published: 01 May 1994
... of addressing and exorcising the “gay problem” in one convenient episode. Still, the majority of television shows that attempt to deal with queer subject matter are often highly controversial (thirtysomething), and several have been forced to make specific cuts or use “less explicit” shots in response...
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Camera Obscura (1994) 11-12 (3-1 (33-34)): 146–165.
Published: 01 May 1994
... provides Americans with something like a television archive, recirculating the “living room war’’ alongside off-network or syndicated runs of Law and Order or Nanny and the Professor. If cable channels like CNN and Lifetime have taken on a particular role...
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Camera Obscura (1993) 11 (2 (32)): 102–123.
Published: 01 September 1993
... in ways that collapsed character and actress.” This is nothing new in the press’s relationship to TV celebrities, but in an almost surprisingly dispro- portionate way, it was almost always a focus on romance that shaped these women’s (both real and fictional) lives in the press coverage...
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Camera Obscura (1994) 11-12 (3-1 (33-34)): 102–131.
Published: 01 May 1994
...Pamela Wilson Copyright © 1994 by Indiana University Press 1994 The Days and Nights of Molly Dodd Upscale Feminine Angst: Molly Dodd, the Lifetime Cable Network and Gender Marketing Pamela Wilson The narrative in the trade press about the TV series The Days and Nights...
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Camera Obscura (1996) 13 (2 (38)): 29–59.
Published: 01 May 1996
... through her association with Globo, for she and Mattos shrewdly incorporated before Xuxa joined Globo's line-up; thus her own pro- duction company retains rights to her appearances outside TV Globo, including syndication rights for her Spanish-language program, pro- duced at Telefe in Argentina Yet...
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Camera Obscura (1988) 6 (2 (17)): 133–154.
Published: 01 May 1988
...-tech, low-taste spectacle of sexually ambiguous adults, not exactly pretending to be kids, yet inhabiting this child’s fantasy-land with hyperactive glee. Outside and around the Playhouse we have the world of Saturday morning television and its efforts to deliver the children...
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Camera Obscura (2017) 32 (2 (95)): 89–115.
Published: 01 September 2017
... of participatory culture with which the new series is associated. Despite the apparent transgression of men enjoying a television show clearly coded as being for young girls, the article argues that Brony practices reproduce many male-centered aspects of fan media consumption in a manner that recuperates...
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Camera Obscura (2002) 17 (3 (51)): 71–113.
Published: 01 December 2002
... text’s mediational system. The Medium Is the Message In early infomercials for the Psychic Friends Network (PFN), once the best known of the many psychic hotlines that began advertising on television in the late 1980s and early 1990s, Linda Georgian, the network’s purported master, would claim...
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Camera Obscura (2015) 30 (1 (88)): 71–99.
Published: 01 May 2015
... televi- sion is seen as more difficult to binge watch. Lacking the narrative complexity of serialized, prime-­time drama and the possibility for widespread syndication typical of many sitcoms, reality TV is popu- larly dismissed as too simplistic, too shallow, and too ubiquitous. As Rebecca...
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Camera Obscura (2015) 30 (2 (89)): 125–155.
Published: 01 September 2015
... on intersections of race, gender, television, and the South between 1950 and 1980. © 2015 by Camera Obscura 2015 television history southern rehabilitation The Andy Griffith Show comedy and race Figure 1. “Andy Discovers America,” season 3, episode 23 of The Andy Griffith Show (CBS, 1960 – 68...