Includes bibliographical references (p. -237) and index
Introduction: the spectacle of televised war -- High concept, media conglomeration, and commercial news -- The high-concept war narrative -- Intertextuality, genres, and stars -- War characters -- The look and sound of high-concept war coverage -- The marketing of the 2003 invasion of Iraq -- Conclusion: the narrative exits screen right, the coverage fizzles, and news is what, exactly?
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