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Author Peretti, Jacques, 1967- author.

Title Edge of reality : journeys through the rabbit hole of reality television / Jacques Peretti.

Edition First American edition.
Publication Info. New York : DK/Penguin Random House, 2023.
Location Call No. Status
 95th Street Adult Nonfiction-NEW  791.456 PER    AVAILABLE
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Description 247 pages ; 24 cm
Summary "Reality TV's influence is seismic: twenty-five years ago, the concept didn?t exist. Yet today, it is one of the most powerful cultural forces on earth; a multi-billion-dollar machine. Despite that, it is often derided as "trash," a cultural McDonald's not worthy of examination. The truth is that reality TV offers a profound insight into who we are as human beings, questioning the very nature of what we deem to be entertaining. Writer, broadcaster, and reality TV-obsessive Jacques Peretti goes behind the scenes of a world that has entranced and consumed him for two decades. Meeting with people at every level of the reality TV machine, from those responsible for coming up with ever-more extreme formats, to the contestants and participants at the heart of some of the most iconic moments in television, who felt that their lives and their vulnerabilities were being exploited in the name of entertainment. This is reality TV as you've never seen it before."
Subject Reality television programs -- History and criticism.
Reality television programs.
Genre Criticism, interpretation, etc.
ISBN 9780744089103 (hardcover)
0744089107 (hardcover)
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