ERIC Number: EJ665950
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2003
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Media-Constructed Anti-Intellectualism: The Portrayal of Experts in Popular US Television Talk Shows.
Holderman, Lisa B.
New Jersey Journal of Communication, v11 n1 p45-62 Spr 2003
Examines the popular portrayal of intellectual expertise through a content analysis of 200 of the 10 top-rated popular US television talk shows. Shows that experts in this sample were typically brought on late in the program, allotted little speaking time, placed among non-experts, frequently interrupted, and sometimes challenged. Indicates that television talk shows contribute to social-order maintenance by weakening the status of intelligence through their treatment of experts. (SG)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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