WorldCat Identities

Lichter, S. Robert

Overview
Works: 63 works in 221 publications in 1 language and 12,743 library holdings
Genres: History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Humor 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PN4888.P6, 070.449324973
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by S. Robert Lichter
The nightly news nightmare : television's coverage of U.S. presidential elections, 1988-2004 by Stephen J Farnsworth( Book )

26 editions published between 2002 and 2011 in English and held by 1,302 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Beginning with the 1988 presidential election and now updates through 2004, The Nightly News Nightmare shows how network news coverage of what is arguably the nation's most important political event has declined. Through extensive analysis of news content from the Big Three and Fox, acclaimed media scholars Stephen J. Farnsworth and S. Robert Lichter compare what the candidates said with what the networks say they said and judge the disparity a nightmare. The authors go onto suggest that perhaps the candidates themselves do a better job of portraying the campaigns than those who used to be the trusted network guardians of the news. While the amount of news coverage of the Bush-Kerry race marked an improvement compared to previous elections, Farnsworth and Lichter also point out that, in other ways, things were even worse in 2004
It ain't necessarily so : how media make and unmake the scientific picture of reality by David Murray( Book )

8 editions published between 1999 and 2001 in English and held by 1,008 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Uses hard data and science to debunk a number of common misconceptions surrounding topics including missing children, cell phones, breast implants, AIDS, cancer, radiation, vitamins, and violent crime rates
The media elite by S. Robert Lichter( Book )

15 editions published between 1986 and 1990 in English and held by 988 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Prime time : how TV portrays American culture by S. Robert Lichter( Book )

9 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 860 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What does television tell us about our lives? In Prime Time: How TV Portrays American Culture, noted media critics Robert Lichter, Linda Lichter, and Stanley Rothman reveal that prime time entertainment is often out of synch with the reality of American life. Prime Time provides the first comprehensive guide to the meanings and messages of entertainment television. From the 1950s to the 1990s, it examines how the world of TV depicts American society in the home, at work, and in popular culture. The authors show that television's images of American life have changed drastically in recent years to include more graphic sex and violence, political commentary and new images of women and racial minorities. Based on a scientific survey of nearly 1,000 shows and more than 10,000 characters, from Dodge City to Dallas, from the Honeymooners to the Huxtables, and from June Cleaver to Murphy Brown, Prime Time is the most extensive analysis of television's history ever presented in one volume. According to Prime Time, television has become an agent of social upheaval. The 1990s world of sitcoms, soaps, and cop shows is sexy, sarcastic, and cynical about the very standards and sensibilities television embraced so enthusiastically just 20 years ago
Watching America by S. Robert Lichter( Book )

9 editions published between 1990 and 1991 in English and held by 836 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The first scientific study to trace the overt and covert messages of television entertainment throughout its history
Roots of radicalism : Jews, Christians, and the New Left by Stanley Rothman( Book )

12 editions published between 1982 and 1996 in English and held by 710 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Peepshow : media and politics in an age of scandal by Larry Sabato( Book )

10 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 645 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Peepshow looks behind the scenes at news coverage of political scandals, analyzing what gets reported, what doesn't, and why. The authors talk with top news editors to get a fix on what will make the evening news and what we're likely to read about in the coming campaign season." "Peepshow offers an alternative view of the prurient side of election coverage, helping newsroom decision-makers and campaign managers see through the inevitable scandals of election year 2000 and gain insight into presenting a politics of public trust."--Jacket
The mediated presidency : television news and presidential governance by Stephen J Farnsworth( Book )

7 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 622 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The centerpiece of this book is a content analysis that compares news coverage of the first year of the Reagan, Clinton, and George W. Bush administrations. This analysis was developed from a study originally commissioned by the Council for Excellence in Government (CEG) as part of its ongoing Government in the News program. The Council is a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization that works to improve the performance of government and government's place in the lives and esteem of American citizens. One of its principal goals is to increase citizen confidence and participation in government through better understanding of government and its role
Good intentions make bad news : why Americans hate campaign journalism by S. Robert Lichter( Book )

14 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and Undetermined and held by 558 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What the people want from the press by Ted J Smith( Book )

3 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 421 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The video campaign : network coverage of the 1988 primaries by S. Robert Lichter( Book )

6 editions published between 1988 and 1989 in English and held by 390 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Politics is a joke! : how TV comedians are remaking political life by S. Robert Lichter( Book )

7 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 384 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Are late-night comedians merely entertaining, or do they have the power to influence the way we think about politics and politicians? The authors examine the historical context of political humor and demonstrate how the public turn to this venue for political information, and are in turn affected by it. They conduct an analysis of political jokes on late night TV shows dating back to 1992 in order to pinpoint the main targets and themes of late-night comedy
Environmental cancer-- a political disease? by S. Robert Lichter( Book )

9 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and Undetermined and held by 382 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

And, the authors conclude, misplaced fears about the risks of environmental cancer have seriously distorted public policy and priorities
The global president : international media and the US government by Stephen J Farnsworth( Book )

5 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 213 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In The Global President: International Media and the US Government, scholars Stephen J. Farnsworth, S. Robert Lichter, and Roland Schatz provide an expansive international examination of news coverage of US political communication and the roles that the US government and the presidency play in an increasingly communicative and interconnected political world. This comprehensive yet concise text will engage and inform students in many intersecting disciplines, as it includes analyses of not just the presidency but also US foreign policy and contemporary political media. The media that have developed in order to keep pace with the headwinds of political change are being asked more and more to adapt to and enhance the ways in which policymakers, voters and students make sense of the process of governing. The realities of an ever-changing political landscape are magnified nowhere more greatly than in the realm of foreign policy, and the stakes surrounding the need for effective communication skills are no higher than at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, because when the voices of the US government speak, the world is listening. This book provides students a perfect entry point into the complex and amorphous relationship between media and government, as well as where that relationship has been and where it looks to be heading in the future."--Back cover
When should the watchdogs bark? : media coverage of the Clinton scandals by Larry Sabato( Book )

4 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 213 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Prime time crime : criminals and law enforcers in TV entertainment : a study by Linda S Lichter( Book )

7 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 204 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

American politics in the media age by Thomas R Dye( Book )

6 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 155 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It ain't necessarily so : how the media remake our picture of reality by David Murray( Book )

4 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 127 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Media coverage of the Catholic Church by S. Robert Lichter( Book )

1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The making of the presidential candidates 2012( )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The newest installment in a quadrennial series that now spans five presidential elections, this book presents a broad overview of the presidential nomination process and showcases some of the most interesting work now being don
 
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Alternative Names
Lichter, Robert.

Lichter, S.

Lichter S. Robert 1948-....

Lichter, Samuel Robert.

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English (161)

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It ain't necessarily so : how media make and unmake the scientific picture of realityThe media elitePrime time : how TV portrays American culturePeepshow : media and politics in an age of scandalThe mediated presidency : television news and presidential governanceGood intentions make bad news : why Americans hate campaign journalismEnvironmental cancer-- a political disease?It ain't necessarily so : how the media remake our picture of reality