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Games In The Global Village: A 50 Nation Study Of Entertainment Television
by Anne Cooper-Chen
University of Wisconsin Press, 1994
Paper: 978-0-87972-599-0
Library of Congress Classification PN1992.8.Q5C66 1994
Dewey Decimal Classification 791.456

Games in the Global Village compares and contrasts television game shows in fifty countries. These shows have a “blank-slate” quality that makes them ideal for comparing entertainment television across borders.
Game shows can run the gamut of many subject areas or focus on one, such as rock music (MTV’s Remote Control) or football (ESPN's NFL Trivia Game). They can spotlight dazzlingly high IQs (the BBC’s erudite Mastermind) or nude assistants and contestants (Germany’s Tutti Frutti). They can limp along in mid-morning time slots or smash the competition in prime time (France’s La Roue de la Fortune).
    This is the first comprehensive comparison of TV entertainment content, and it gives new meaning to McLuhan’s concept of the “Global Village.”
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