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1.
Another World : The 35th Anniversary Celebration
by Julie Poll, Victoria Wyndham


Harper Entertainment
Hardcover - 291 pages
1 Ed edition (April 27, 1999)
  Avg. Customer Review:
5 out of 5 stars
Book Description
For 35 years, the families, lovers, villains, femmes fatales, young and old of Bay City have drawn devoted viewers to their sagas. Another World originated on May 4, 1964, a creation of the legendary mother of soap operas, Irna Phillips. The show celebrates its 35th anniversary with this spectacular... Read more

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ESPN : The Uncensored History
by Michael Freeman


Taylor Pub
Hardcover - 286 pages
(April 2000)
  Avg. Customer Review:
4 out of 5 stars
Publishers Weekly
"...be sure to pick up the sizzling expose, ESPN: The Uncensored History by Michael Freeman from Taylor Publishing." Read more

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100 Best TV Commercials : And Why They Worked
by Bernice Kanner(Introduction), Michael Conrad


Times Books
Hardcover - 252 pages
(June 1999)
  Avg. Customer Review:
4.5 out of 5 stars
Amazon.com
For better or worse, television advertising occasionally becomes a touchstone in our lives. Chevrolet's "Baseball, Hot Dogs, Apple Pie," Alka-Seltzer's spicy meatball, the Federal Express fast talker, the Energizer Bunny, "Bo Knows" Nike, Quaker Oats' Mikey--these and a select group of other video... Read more

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Monty Python Speaks
by David Morgan(Editor)


Avon/Eos
Paperback - 335 pages
(June 8, 1999)
  Avg. Customer Review:
4 out of 5 stars
Amazon.com
Sensibly eschewing any attempt to emulate the inspired lunacy of Monty Python's Flying Circus, this excellent oral history offers instead a straightforward but fascinating peek behind the scenes. Extensive interviews with the team of madmen who created the legendary British television series and... Read more

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The Star Trek Encyclopedia
by Michael Okuda, et al


Pocket Books
Paperback - 745 pages
Exp&update edition (October 1999)
  Avg. Customer Review:
5 out of 5 stars
Amazon.com
Although the title might seem to indicate that this book targets die-hard Trekkers, just about anyone who's watched Star Trek over the years will enjoy it. This is the second version of the Star Trek Encyclopedia, and it's been revised to include details from all four Star Trek television series as... Read more

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Get a Life!
by William Shatner, Chris Kreski (Contributor)


Pocket Books
Hardcover - 320 pages
(May 1999)
  Avg. Customer Review:
4.5 out of 5 stars
Amazon.com
For years, William Shatner's attitude toward Star Trek conventions was strictly professional: he'd typically fly in the day of his appearance, go straight from the airport to the stage, and then leave as quickly as possible. But when he went on an extensive tour to promote Generations, he became... Read more

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Sesame Street Unpaved : Scripts, Stories, Secrets, and Songs
by David Borgenicht, Joan Ganz Cooney


Little Brown & Company
Hardcover - 192 pages
1 Ed edition (October 1998)
  Avg. Customer Review:
4.5 out of 5 stars
Synopsis
The show that has taught over 70 million of us to count is turning 30! To help celebrate this milestone, Hyperion presents the ultimate insider's tribute to "Sesame Street"--a one-of-a-kind volume that lets readers relive all the classic memories, games shows, animation, and parodies through actual... Read more

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The Star Trek Encyclopedia : A Reference Guide to the Future
by Michael Okuda, et al


Pocket Books
Hardcover - 800 pages
Exp&update edition (October 1999)
  Avg. Customer Review:
5 out of 5 stars
Amazon.com
This new version of the Star Trek Encyclopedia is a reissue of the 1997 edition, plus a 128-page supplement of additional material that updates Deep Space Nine to the end of its run and Voyager to midway through season five. It also covers the movie Star Trek: Insurrection. The supplement is as... Read more

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Adventures in a TV Nation
by Michael Moore, Kathleen Glynn


Harperperennial Library
Paperback - 241 pages
1 Ed edition (September 1998)
  Avg. Customer Review:
5 out of 5 stars
The Wall Street Journal

"TV Nation may be the rarest of species, a television program both funny and important." Read more


10.   The Dark Shadows Companion : 25th Anniversary Collection
by Kathryn Leigh Scott(Editor), Jonathan Frid


Pomegranate Pr
Paperback - 208 pages
(December 1990)
  Avg. Customer Review:
5 out of 5 stars
Synopsis
Just in time for NBC's new hour-long Dark Shadows series, starring Ben Cross and Jean Simmons, comes this companion guide to the original 1,225 episodes, including a vintage collection of photographs, episode synopses, and insider stories about the '60s television classic. Color and black-and-white... Read more

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The First 28 Years of Monty Python
by Kim Howard Johnson


St. Martin's Press
Paperback - 320 pages
Revised edition (September 1999)
  Avg. Customer Review:
4.5 out of 5 stars
Amazon.com
Longtime Python fanatic Kim "Howard" Johnson's update of The First 200 Years of Monty Python retains at its core the nearly blow-by-blow account of each of the 45 classic episodes in which this British troupe blew gale-force fresh air into television comedy. But for this new volume the author has... Read more

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The Dukes of Hazzard : The Unofficial Companion
by David Hofstede, Catherine Bach


Renaissance Books
Paperback - 352 pages
(October 1998)
  Avg. Customer Review:
5 out of 5 stars
Book Description
Following in the successful wake of The Beverly Hillbillies and Green Acres, The Dukes of Hazzard debuted in January 1979 and quickly became a staple of CBS-TV's Friday night lineup. With its wild mix of wacky car chases and spectacular vehicle wrecks, bumbling sheriffs, greedy politicians, and its... Read more

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The Lucy Book : A Complete Guide to Her Five Decades on Television
by Geoffrey Mark Fidelman, Steve Allen


Renaissance Books
Paperback - 384 pages
1 Ed edition (October 1999)
  Avg. Customer Review:
5 out of 5 stars
The author, Geoffrey Mark Fidelman, WRITEGOOD@aol.com , June 3, 1999
My book is the one-stop source for info on Lucy's TV career.
Hi Lucyphiles! I am so pleased that The Lucy Book is being sold on Amazon, and that, like me, you love to read about Lucy! I am happy to say with pardonable pride that my book shares information on every TV appearance by La Ball. It took me over 25 years to gather the information and put it together... Read more

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Hogan's Heroes : Behind the Scenes at Stalag 13
by Brenda Scott Royce, Werner Klemperer


Renaissance Books
Paperback - 272 pages
(November 1998)
  Avg. Customer Review:
5 out of 5 stars
Book Description
If your fondest TV memories involve the POWs of Stalag 13 cleverly outwitting their captors, Schultz stammering "I know nothing!" and Hochstetter threatening to send everyone to the Russian front, then this is the book for you. This fun and informative book takes you behind the scenes of the classic... Read more

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The Avengers and Me
by Patrick Macnee, Dave Rogers


TV Books Inc
Paperback - 144 pages
1 Us Ed edition (April 1998)
  Avg. Customer Review:
4.5 out of 5 stars
Amazon.com
There have been five James Bonds, but even Ralph Fiennes, star of the Avengers movie admits that there is only one John Steed. When he first donned his iconic bowler hat, actor Patrick Macnee put an eccentric spin on the traditional English gentleman. Witty, urbane, a stickler for etiquette, and... Read more

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The Laugh Crafters: Comedy Writing in Radio and TV's Golden Age (Vintage Comedy Series)
by Jordan R. Young


Past Times Pub Co
- 351 pages
(February 1999)
  Avg. Customer Review:
4.5 out of 5 stars
Leonard Maltin, Entertainment Tonight, 10/98
"There's a lot of show-business history here that might otherwise be lost. What a boon for show-biz buffs and comedy students alike." Read more

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I Love Lucy : The Classic Moments
by Thomas Watson, Tom Watson


Courage Books
Hardcover - 128 pages
(October 1999)
  Avg. Customer Review:
5 out of 5 stars
dreamstar, April 14, 2000 5 out of 5 stars
My favorite part....
Tom Watson has surely created a fantastic book that will help the memory of one of the most successful tv sitcoms ever carry on. Seeing and reading all the unknown tidbits on some of my favorite epsidoes of I Love Lucy is just grand! Every I Love Lucy fan should own this book. What a great way to... Read more

 


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The Big Show : Inside Espn's Sportscenter
by Keith Olberman, et al


Pocket Books
Hardcover - 308 pages
(June 1997)
  Avg. Customer Review:
4.5 out of 5 stars
ESPN, the network that revolutionized the way we watch sports, has long been associated with terrific sports reporting. And no hour on ESPN is more popular than SportsCenter, a.k.a. "The Big Show." With their typical wise-guy flair, the celebrated tandem of cohosts, Keith Olbermann and Dan... Read more

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The New York Times on The Sopranos
by Stephen Holden(Introduction), et al


Ibooks
Paperback - 160 pages
1 edition (June 7, 2000)
  Avg. Customer Review:
4.5 out of 5 stars
A reviewer, May 9, 2000 5 out of 5 stars
a fun read while waiting for next season
lots of black and white pictures, cheap price and good articles! Read more

 


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The Enchanted World of Rankin/Bass
by Rick Goldschmidt, Burl Ives


Tiger Mountain Pr
Paperback - 176 pages
(November 1997)
  Avg. Customer Review:
4 out of 5 stars
The author, Rick Goldschmidt at Rickgoldsc@aol.com , August 23, 1999
A Dream come true project that has lead to further R/B proje
First of all, I would like to THANK Amazon.com for making my book a GREAT success, since it's Christmas release in 1997. I originally had a friend post my comments and as a result, he was bombarded by questions and requests, which I did not get until only recently. I apologize to your readers and... Read more

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Pufnstuf & Other Stuff : The Weird and Wonderful World of Sid & Marty Krofft
by David Martindale, et al


Audio Renaissance
Paperback - 336 pages
(April 1998)
  Avg. Customer Review:
4 out of 5 stars
Amazon.com
Pufnstuf, Witchiepoo, Bugaloo, Hoo Doo--nonsense words to all but the initiated. And who are the initiated? Let's just say they're adults of a certain age who may harbor a secret nostalgia for a... land of living hats. Lidsville, that is, a "groove, groove, grooviest" place where everyone has... Read more

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Laughs, Luck... and Lucy: How I Came to Create the Most Popular Sitcom of All Time (with "Lucy's Lost Scenes" Audio CD)
by Jess Oppenheimer, et al


Syracuse Univ Pr (Trade)
Paperback - 312 pages
Book & Cd edition (April 1999)
  Avg. Customer Review:
5 out of 5 stars
Amazon.com
Laughs indeed as Jess Oppenheimer charts his rise from radio station gofer to inventor of the sitcom, as he winds up writing--then producing--Lucille Ball's show, first on radio, then on television. Luck, too, as the author recounts the good fortune that has him, within minutes of arrival in... Read more

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Days of Our Lives : A Tour Through Salem
by Lorraine Zenka


E P Dutton
Hardcover - 240 pages
(May 1999)
  Avg. Customer Review:
4.5 out of 5 stars
Book Description
A comprehensive "travel guide" to the TV town that millions of Americans visit every day. The soap opera Days of Our Lives has been on the air for 33 years and is still going strong. Now, Lorraine Zenka, the New York Times bestselling author of Days of Our Lives: The Complete Family Album, takes... Read more

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Due South
by Michael Mouland, John A. MacDonald


Firefly Books
Paperback - 128 pages
(September 1998)
  Avg. Customer Review:
3.5 out of 5 stars
The publisher, Firefly Books , July 28, 1998
He is tall, dark, and incredibly handsome. He is honest to a fault, a crime fighter extraordinaire. He is Constable Benton Fraser of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, and he has won the hearts of viewers all over the world on "Due South".

Posted to consular duty in Chicago, Benton Fraser... Read more


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The Encyclopedia of TV Game Shows
by David Schwartz, et al


Checkmark Books
Paperback - 400 pages
3rd edition (January 1999)
  Avg. Customer Review:
4.5 out of 5 stars
From Booklist May 1, 1999
This updated version includes more than 30 new shows, among them Idiot Savants, Wheel of Fortune 2000, and Win Ben Stein's Money. Appendixes list shows by start date (the first was Truth or Consequences, which debuted as a television series the day commercial television began operating); shows by... Read more

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