Dubious Pundits: Presidential Politics, Late-Night Comedy, and the Public Sphere

Author:   Nickie Michaud Wild
Publisher:   Lexington Books
ISBN:  

9781498567367


Pages:   180
Publication Date:   20 May 2019
Format:   Hardback
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Author:   Nickie Michaud Wild
Publisher:   Lexington Books
Imprint:   Lexington Books
Dimensions:   Width: 16.00cm , Height: 2.00cm , Length: 23.20cm
Weight:   0.445kg
ISBN:  

9781498567367


ISBN 10:   1498567363
Pages:   180
Publication Date:   20 May 2019
Audience:   Professional and scholarly ,  Professional & Vocational
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Availability:   In Print   Availability explained
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This is a fantastic and well-timed study of entertainment and its growing influence in the public sphere. Dubious Pundits persuasively shows how television comedy has moved into the center of debate about politics and important public issues. Political satire shows have changed in important ways, moving away from the more superficial style of personal comedy and toward increasingly nuanced policy-focused themes. As the comedy has changed, journalism has taken notice. It is not only the case that news today looks more like entertainment; it is also that entertainment looks more like news. -- Ronald N. Jacobs, University at Albany


This is a fantastic and well-timed study of entertainment and its growing influence in the public sphere. Dubious Pundits persuasively shows how television comedy has moved into the center of debate about politics and important public issues. Political satire shows have changed in important ways, moving away from the more superficial style of personal comedy and toward increasingly nuanced policy-focused themes. As the comedy has changed, journalism has taken notice. It is not only the case that news today looks more like entertainment; it is also that entertainment looks more like news. -- Ronald N. Jacobs, University at Albany Dubious Pundits offers a critical history of political humor on US television. Nickie Wild tells the story of how late night comedy came to set the political agenda and reshaped the U.S. public sphere. From the Smothers Brothers to SNL, and from David Letterman to John Stewart and Stephen Colbert, the book is a must-read for those who seek to understand the current political climate and the central role of humor in public life. -- Eleanor Townsley, Mount Holyoke College


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Nickie Michaud Wild is assistant professor of sociology at Upper Iowa University.

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