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Daytime Television Gameshows and the Celebration of Merchandise: The Price Is Right (Television & Culture) Paperback – January 1, 1993
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The author is passionate about his subject, a college professor of marketing, he really despises TV games shows, especially The Price is Right, so it has a strong bias for sure, and he openly states it. He presents counterviewpoints for game shows in general, and for The Price is Right as well, but, while he can put up with the counterviewpoints for other gameshows, he attempts to counter the counterviepoints for The Price is Right in particular, and demolish these counterviewpoints through serious factual research. The Price is Right is described in terms of a carnivalish atmosphere, and more like the ambiance and mentality of a gambling casino.
The graphics of this book are crude, that is, somewhat primitive. This book is written a bit snobbishly, from a the viewpoint of a British author with a higher education background, but at the same time, it so accurately provides what is really the truth about television game shows, and the book is so well documented, that it surpasses the caveats. If you are really fond of game shows, and are not likely to change that viewpoint, you probably won't like this book.
Morris refers to a number of other books of note, ...Read more ›