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Ally McBeal: the Official Guide , Appelo, Tim
1 Ally McBeal: the Official Guide  Appelo, Tim
0060988134 / 9780060988135 Good.  
Paperback. Stated 1st edition softcover 1999 HarperCollins. Review copy with publisher's press release included. Very clean; no marks; pages bright; binding tight; spine uncreased. NOTICEABLE AVERAGE WEAR to covers: minor scratches and edgewear. 208pp, color photos. Covers the first 2 seasons only. Language: English. 'Illustrated with more than 400 photographs, this official full-color companion guide takes readers on an engaging trip through the hilarious, intelligent, and sometimes heartbreaking world of the endearingly odd Ally and her friends and colleagues. Chock-full of fascinating facts and tidbits, this insider's guide includes: An exclusive, behind-the-scenes glimpse at the show and staff--from life on the set to the writers, crew, wardrobe, and special effects--A complete guide to each episode--An up close look at the show's creator and driving force, David E. Kelley--Judge Whipper, " the Dancing Twins, Happy" Boyle, Stefan the frog, and more--Fishisms, McBealisms, and Elaine's best inventions--The lowdown on the show's music and the spectacular success of Vonda Shepard--Interviews with the actors. '--from back cover. Keywords: Calista Flockhart.  
Price: 5.00 USD
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Battlestar Galactica , Lely, James A.
2 Battlestar Galactica  Lely, James A.
0871917017 / 9780871917010 Very Good.  
Hardcover. Hardcover 1979. Picture cover; issued without dustjacket. Superclean; no marks; never read. Only flaw is lower corner of last blank page is CLIPPED. 32pp, B/W photos; star profiles. Language: English. Keywords: TV, tie-in, science fiction, space, special effects, pop, popular, culture.  
Price: 12.00 USD
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Battlestar Galactica , Lely, James A.
3 Battlestar Galactica  Lely, James A.
0871917017 / 9780871917010 New.  
Hardcover. Brand-new hardcover 1979. Picture cover; issued without jacket. Superclean; no marks; never read. Gift-giving condition. 32pp, B/W photos; star profiles. Language: English. Keywords: TV, tie-in, science fiction, space, special effects, pop, popular, culture.  
Price: 15.00 USD
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Battlestar Galactica (TV and Movie Tie-Ins) , Lely, James A.
4 Battlestar Galactica (TV and Movie Tie-Ins)  Lely, James A.
0871917017 / 9780871917010 Very Good.  
Hardcover. Hardcover 1979. Picture cover; issued without dustjacket. Superclean; no marks; never read. Only flaw is tiny PUNCTURE at front spine. 32pp, B/W photos; star profiles. Language: English. Keywords: TV, tie-in, science fiction, space, special effects, pop, popular, culture.  
Price: 12.00 USD
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Channeling Violence , Hamilton, James T.
5 Channeling Violence  Hamilton, James T.
0691048487 / 9780691048482 Very Good.  
Hardcover. 1st edition hardcover with dustjacket 1998 Princeton. Superclean; no marks; only light wear. 390pp. Language: English. NOTE: Cannot ship outside U.S. via Global Priority--Surface or Airmail only. 'If it bleeds, it leads guides news directors to open broadcasts with the most violent stories first. Author James Hamilton examines the microstructure of incentives that operate at every level of television broadcasting and suggests ways to reduce violent programming without restricting broadcasters' right to compete.'--Ingram.  
Price: 45.00 USD
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Entourage: A Lifestyle Is a Terrible Thing to Waste, Swanson, Tim
6 Entourage: A Lifestyle Is a Terrible Thing to Waste Swanson, Tim
1416554963 / 9781416554967 Very Good. 
Hardcover. 1st edition hardcover 2007 Pocket Books. Glossy picture cover-- no dustjacket, as issued. Light scratches from store shelfwear to back. Appears new and unread: superclean; no marks; pages bright; binding tight. 192 pages; color photos; Glossary. Language: English. 'Get the inside scoop on the HBO hit comedy, Entourage, and learn what really happens when you make it big in Hollywood. - Filled with exclusive interviews, fashion profiles of the main characters, listings of the real-life L.A. hotspots where the show has been filmed, and more than 100 hilarious and previously unpublished images from Entourage's first four seasons, this book is a full-access guide to the glamorous/treacherous world of Vince, E, Drama, Turtle, and Ari.'--from back cover. Keywords: television, TV, cable, Home Box Office, series, comedies, ensemble, popular culture. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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Fighting for Air: In the Trenches with Television News , Trotta, Liz
7 Fighting for Air: In the Trenches with Television News  Trotta, Liz
067167529X / 9780671675295 Very Good.  
Hardcover. 1st edition hardcover with dustjacket 1991 Simon & Schuster. Superclean; no marks; pages bright; binding tight. Only light wear. 395pp, Index. Language: English. 1st woman combat correspondent for TV news. 'Emmy Award winner Trotta, who spent some 20 years as a TV reporter with NBC and CBS beginning in 1961, here tells the story of her career. She served two tours in Vietnam, accompanying GIs into the jungles, and is still haunted by the experience. Trotta also covered the India-Pakistan war, the Troubles in Northern Ireland, the Iran hostage story, the trial of Claus von Bulow and the Grenada invasion. Italian-American, Catholic, a strong conservative and a sharp observer, she often finds herself politically at odds with her colleagues, yet has never been accused of biased reportage. Writing with wit, freed from the constraints of her trade, Trotta skewers onetime presidential candidate Eugene McCarthy for his low opinion of the world, effectively harpoons oafishly macho Jimmy Breslin, small-town sorehead Dan Rather, the women's movement in the U.S.--with its special-interest crankiness masquerading as the people's will--and Woodstock, acme of the druggy self-indulgence of the counterfeit hip world.'--Publishers Weekly. Keywords: broadcasting, media, United States, female, autobiography, journalism, journalist, politics, current events.  
Price: 25.00 USD
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Here's Ed: The Autobiography of Ed McMahon , McMahon, Ed; Carroll, Carroll (collaborator)
8 Here's Ed: The Autobiography of Ed McMahon  McMahon, Ed; Carroll, Carroll (collaborator)
0399116915 / 9780399116919 Very Good.  
Hardcover. 1st edition hardcover with dustjacket 1976 Putnam. Very clean; no marks; pages bright; binding tight. Light edgewear to jacket. 319 pages; black-and-white photos. Language: English. 'America's best-known second banana steps into the limelight for his own well-deserved bow in a wonderfully entertaining autobiography as warm, witty, and irrepresible as Ed McMahon himself. Millions know [him] from NBC-TV's 'Tonight Show' as Johnny Carson's right-hand man....'--from jacket flap. Keywords: television, talk show, late night, sidekick, commercial, ad, advertisement, Budweiser, entertainer, entertainment, comedy, comedian, performer, clown, carnival, show business, biography, memoir.  
Price: 10.00 USD
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Hot Air: All Talk, All the Time , Kurtz, Howard
9 Hot Air: All Talk, All the Time  Kurtz, Howard
0465030742 / 9780465030743 Good.  
Paperback. Softcover 1997 Basic Books. Text clean; 4 words written inside front cover. REMAINDER MARK at bottom edge. A few pages CREASED. Pages bright; binding tight. Great reading / research copy. 423pp, Index, Sources. Language: English. 'Kurtz, the award-winning media critic for the Washington Post, chronicles the rise of today's most visible media personalities, from Larry King and Ted Koppel to Don Imus and Geraldo Rivera, offering a guided tour to our new electronic democracy, in which everyone has an opinion, and everyone gets to hear about it. The result, Kurtz believes, is a cheapening of the national discourse into a witch's brew of sound bites and bile, where strange theories are spouted without fear of contradiction, accusations hurled without rebuttal and conspiracies conjured without evidence. Surprising, powerful and insightful, Hot Air reveals how talk shows are polluting the political process...'--from the publisher.  
Price: 5.00 USD
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How to Live a Sitcom Life: A Guide to Tv Etiquette , Bennett, Mark
10 How to Live a Sitcom Life: A Guide to Tv Etiquette  Bennett, Mark
157500058X / 9781575000589 New.  
Hardcover. Brand-new hardcover with dustjacket 1999 TV Books. No additional printings indicated. Superclean; no marks; pages bright; binding tight. Gift-giving condition. 237 pages; black-and-white photos. Language: English. Introduction by Frank DeCaro. 'A tonge-in-cheek guidebook to achieving your desired lifestyle using television personalities as role models. '--from back jacket. Keywords: humor, humour, parody, parodies, satire, situation comedy, comedies, popular culture, pop.  
Price: 15.00 USD
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11 I'm Only One Man!  Philbin, Regis; Zehme, Bill
Good.  
Hardcover. Stated 1st edition hardcover with dustjacket. Very clean; no marks; light wear. Jacket lightly crumpled at top spine. 286pp, B/W photos. Language: English.  
Price: 11.00 USD
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Images of Peace: A Television Chronicle of a Turning Point in History, CBS Television Network
12 Images of Peace: A Television Chronicle of a Turning Point in History CBS Television Network
Good. 
Hardcover. Hardcover 1960 Columbia Broadcasting System, Inc. Pictorial cover--NO DUSTJACKET. Very clean; no marks; pages bright. Heavy wear to cover corners and edges; spine is loose. Presumed 1st edition. Good reading / research copy. 115pp, B/W photos. Language: English. NOTE: Large format-- cannot ship outside U.S. via Flat-Rate envelope; may require additional international postage. Images from and the story behind the 1959 'Eyewitness to History' broadcasts, covering President Dwight Eisenhower's trip to Western Europe and Premier Nikita Khrushchev's travels to the U.S. Keywords: media, communications, TV, televised, news, politics, world, current, events, Russia, Soviet Union, Richard Nixon, Walter Cronkite, Don Hewitt, Charles Collingwood, Robert Pierpont, reporter. No ISBN. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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Live from the Battlefield: From Vietnam to Baghdad--35 Years in the World's War Zones , Arnett, Peter
13 Live from the Battlefield: From Vietnam to Baghdad--35 Years in the World's War Zones  Arnett, Peter
0671755862 / 9780671755867 Good.  
Hardcover. 1st edition hardcover with dustjacket 1994 Simon & Schuster. Very clean; no marks. Light-to-average wear. 463pp, Index, B/W photos. Language: English. NOTE: Cannot ship outside U.S. via Global Priority -- Surface or Airmail only. 'From his controversial coverage of Vietnam, which incurred the wrath of President Johnson but won him a Pulitzer Prize, to his unforgettable and daring on-the-ground reporting of the Gulf War during one of the greatest airborne assaults in history, Peter Arnett has established himself as the leading voice of American war reportage. In Live from the Battlefield, one of the most highly celebrated journalistic memoirs ever written, Peter Arnett gives us an engrossing account of the Vietnam era, as well as an indispensable portrait of battlefield reporting.'--from the publisher.  
Price: 15.00 USD
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Love, Alice: My Life As a Honeymooner , Meadows, Audrey; Daley, Joe
14 Love, Alice: My Life As a Honeymooner  Meadows, Audrey; Daley, Joe
0517598817 / 9780517598818 Good.  
Hardcover. Stated 1st edition hardcover with dustjacket 1994. Light REMAINDER MARK at top. Very clean; pages bright; binding tight. Flap corner and several pages CREASED. 248pp, B/W photos. Language: English. 'Jackie Gleason originally rejected Meadows as too glamorous to pass as a Brooklyn bus driver's wife. When she dressed down to be Alice, he reversed himself and cast her in The Honeymooners. There are stories about Norton (Art Carney) and Trixie (Joyce Randolph), but the star of this book is Gleason, who could out-eat, out-drink and smoke more--up to six packs a day--than anybody. But he was also a brilliant actor and comic, a practical joker and, according to Meadows, a loyal and financially generous friend (in the last matter, Meadows runs counter to the contentions of most Gleason biographers). Gleason's penchant for the big hit or miss extended as well to the bottom line, where he could make the big score, like rediscovering the lost episodes of The Honeymooners, and let the big one get away, as when he turned down a 50% share in a young singer named Elvis Presley. Filled with anecdotes that capture the time (the 1950s) and the place (New York City), Meadows and freelancer Daley have written a book that will send fans of Ralph, Alice, Norton and Trixie straight to the moon.'--Pubkishers Weekly, 1994.  
Price: 10.00 USD
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The Nitpicker's Guide for Next Generation Trekkers, Vol. 1 , Farrand, Phil
15 The Nitpicker's Guide for Next Generation Trekkers, Vol. 1  Farrand, Phil
Very Good.  
Hardcover. HARDCOVER with dustjacket BOOK CLUB edition 1993, VOLUME 1. Superclean; no marks; pages bright; binding tight. Edge-crumpling to jacket. 433pp, Index, 100s of entries. Language: English. NOTE: Large size; cannot ship outside U.S. via Flat-Rate envelope. 'A celebration of the popular television series points out all the bloopers, errors, equipment oddities, and picayune plot discrepancies in the program's 1992-1993 season, as well as trivia questions, fun facts, and memorable lines.'--Ingram.  
Price: 19.00 USD
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The Rocky and Bullwinkle Book , Chunovic, Louis
16 The Rocky and Bullwinkle Book  Chunovic, Louis
0553105035 / 9780553105032 Very Good.  
Hardcover. 1st edition coffee-table hardcover with dustjacket 1996 Bantam. Book is new and unused, but has BUMPED CORNERS and noticeable jacket shelfwear due to size. Superclean; no marks; pages bright; binding tight. Ca. 211 pages; lavishly illustrated. Language: English. Includes conversation with Matt Groening, creator of 'The Simpsons'. NOTE: Cannot ship outside U.S. via Global Priority -- Surface or Airmail only. 'The popular cartoon show that debuted in 1959 and continued for only 5 years is remembered as one of the most innovative and beloved series in TV history. The combination of simple unsophisticated drawings of Rocky the Squirrel and Bullwinkle the Moose and their contrasting sophisticated dialogue and that of the voice-over narrator made for wry political and social satire as well as obvious humor. Here is a history of the show, complete with biographies of the main characters; photos of promotion campaigns; discussion of the animation, acting, and directing techniques; and a complete summary of each of the 298 episodes. Lavish illustrations and photographs complement the text, which provides historical as well as artistic background. A browsable reference for cartoon fans, an informative guide for aspiring cartoonists, and a unique history for students of political and social satire.'--Jackie Gropman, School Library Journal, 1997. Keywords: Jay Ward, Mr. Peabody, Dudley Do-Right, Nell, Snidely Whiplash, Sherman, Boris, Natasha, Fearless Leader, Fractured Fairy Tales, comedy, satirical, Pop, arts, popular, culture, Saturday morning.  
Price: 40.00 USD
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The Rocky and Bullwinkle Book , Chunovic, Louis
17 The Rocky and Bullwinkle Book  Chunovic, Louis
0553105035 / 9780553105032 Good.  
Hardcover. 1st edition coffee-table hardcover with dustjacket 1996 Bantam. Superclean; no marks. Book is new and unread, but has BUMPED CORNERS and slight jacket damage at 1 corner. Ca. 211pp; lavishly illustrated. Language: English. Includes conversation with Matt Groening, creator of 'The Simpsons'. NOTE: Cannot ship outside U.S. via Global Priority -- Surface or Airmail only. Keywords: Jay Ward, Mr. Peabody, Dudley Do-Right, Nell, Snidely Whiplash, Sherman, Boris, Natasha, Fearless Leader, Fractured Fairy Tales, cartoons, humor, comedy, show, satire, satirical, Pop, arts, popular, culture, television, TV, Saturday morning.  
Price: 30.00 USD
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The Sopranos and Philosophy: I Kill Therefore I Am, Greene, Richard (editor); Vernezze, Peter (editor)
18 The Sopranos and Philosophy: I Kill Therefore I Am Greene, Richard (editor); Vernezze, Peter (editor)
0812695585 / 9780812695588 Paperback. Very Good. 
Softcover 1st printing, published 2004 by Open Court. Only light wear to covers. Very clean; no marks; pages bright; binding tight; spine uncreased. 219 pages; Index. No photos. Foreword by Vincent Pastore. Language: English. The Popular Culture and Philosophy series. 17 essays by philosophers ('academic wiseguys') examine questions of ethics, morality, aesthetics, metaphysics, and religion raised in the hit TV show. Keywords: television, cable, HBO, entertainment. 
Price: 9.00 USD
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19 X-Files Confidential: The Unauthorized X-Philes Compendium  Edwards, Ted
0316212520 / 9780316212526 Good.  
Paperback. Stated 1st edition softcover 1996 Little, Brown. Noticeable average wear; corners flared. Clean and unmarked; pages bright; binding tight; spine uncreased. Great reading / research copy. 277 pages; black-and-white photos. Language: English. '[A] complete episode-by-episode guide. An A-to-Z encyclopedia. And an unprecedented behind-the-scenes look at the world's most provacative television series.'--from back cover. Keywords: TV show, drama, science fiction, sci-fi, supernatural, UFO, conspiracy, alien, paranormal, Chris Carter, David Duchovny, Gillian Anderson, fan, 1990s, Nineties.  
Price: 5.00 USD
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