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"I'll Be There for You"
"I'll Be There for You"
Written by Warren Littlefield
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9781101910351
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"I'll Be There for You"
Talking About Friends
Written by Warren Littlefield


Format: eBook, 24 pages
On Sale: September 16, 2014
Price: $0.99

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A behind-the-scenes look at Friends, one of the most popular TV shows of all time—a wide-ranging interview with the cast and creators, excerpted from Top of the Rock, by former NBC President of Entertainment Warren Littlefield

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How McGruff and the Crying Indian Changed America
A History of Iconic Ad Council Campaigns
Written by Wendy Melillo


Format: eBook, 240 pages
On Sale: September 10, 2013
Price: $27.95

Pulitzer Prize nominated journalist Wendy Melillo authors the first book to explore the history of the Ad Council and the campaigns that brought public service announcements to the nation through the mass media.

How McGruff and the Crying Indian Changed America: A History of Iconic Ad Council Campaigns details how public service advertising...

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How McGruff and the Crying Indian Changed America
How McGruff and the Crying Indian Changed America
Written by Wendy Melillo
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781588343932
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How McGruff and the Crying Indian Changed America
A History of Iconic Ad Council Campaigns
Written by Wendy Melillo


Format: Hardcover, 240 pages
On Sale: September 10, 2013
Price: $27.95

Pulitzer Prize nominated journalist Wendy Melillo authors the first book to explore the history of the Ad Council and the campaigns that brought public service announcements to the nation through the mass media.

How McGruff and the Crying Indian Changed America: A History of Iconic Ad Council Campaigns details how public service advertising...

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Top of the Rock
Top of the Rock
Written by Warren Littlefield and T. R. Pearson
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780307739766
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Top of the Rock
Inside the Rise and Fall of Must See TV
Written by Warren Littlefield and T. R. Pearson


Format: Trade Paperback, 368 pages
On Sale: February 12, 2013
Price: $16.00

Top of the Rock is an absorbing insiders’ account of an incredible time and place in television history: the years when Must See TV—led by Cheers, Seinfeld, Friends, ER, and Law & Order—made NBC an unstoppable success. Here the story is vividly told through the words of the actors, writers, producers...

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Hot Air
Hot Air
Written by Howard Kurtz
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780307815477
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Hot Air
All Talk, All the Time
Written by Howard Kurtz


Format: eBook, 416 pages
On Sale: October 24, 2012
Price: $12.99

America is awash in talk. Loud talk, angry talk, conspiratorial talk that has changed the nature of journalism and politics, producing a high-decibel revolution in the way we communicate. In this fascinating, maddening, behind-the-scenes look at America's powerful talk shows, the author of Media Circus examines their excesses, conflicts, and impact... Read more >
Top of the Rock
Top of the Rock
Written by Warren Littlefield
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780385533751
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Top of the Rock
Inside the Rise and Fall of Must See TV
Written by Warren Littlefield


Format: eBook, 304 pages
On Sale: May 1, 2012
Price: $11.99

Seinfeld, Friends, Frasier, ER, Cheers, Law & Order, Will & Grace…Here is the funny, splashy, irresistible insiders’ account of the greatest era in television history -- told by the actors, writers, directors, producers, and the network executives who made it happen…and watched it all fall apart.

Warren Littlefield was the NBC President... Read more >
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Top of the Rock
Top of the Rock
Written by Warren Littlefield and T. R. Pearson, Read by Bob Balaban
Format: Unabridged Audiobook Download
ISBN: 9780449009420
Our Price: $20.00

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Top of the Rock
Inside the Rise and Fall of Must See TV
Written by Warren Littlefield and T. R. Pearson
Read by Bob Balaban


Format: Unabridged Audiobook Download
On Sale: May 1, 2012
Price: $20.00

Seinfeld, Friends, Frasier, ER, Cheers, Law & Order, Will & Grace…Here is the funny, splashy, irresistible insiders’ account of the greatest era in television history -- told by the actors, writers, directors, producers, and the network executives who made it happen…and watched it all fall apart.

Warren Littlefield was the NBC President... Read more >
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Three Blind Mice
Three Blind Mice
Written by Ken Auletta
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780307766335
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Three Blind Mice
How the TV Networks Lost Their Way
Written by Ken Auletta


Format: eBook, 656 pages
On Sale: October 6, 2010
Price: $19.99

What happened to network television in the 1980s? How did CBS, NBC, and ABC lose a third of their audience and more than half of their annual profits?

Ken Auletta, author of Greed and Glory on Wall Street, tells the gripping story of the decline of the networks in this epically scaled... Read more >
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Ball of Fire
Ball of Fire
Written by Stefan Kanfer
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780307424914
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Ball of Fire
The Tumultuous Life and Comic Art of Lucille Ball
Written by Stefan Kanfer


Format: eBook, 384 pages
On Sale: December 18, 2007
Price: $11.99

As a movie actress Lucille Ball was, in her own words, “queen of the B-pluses.” But on the small screen she was a superstar–arguably the funniest and most enduring in the history of TV. In this exemplary biography, Stefan Kanfer explores the roots of Lucy’s genius and places it in the... Read more >
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The Notorious Phd's Guide to the Super Fly '70s
The Notorious Phd's Guide to the Super Fly '70s
Written by Todd Boyd
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780767921879
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The Notorious Phd's Guide to the Super Fly '70s
A Connoisseur's Journey Through the Fabulous Flix, Hip Sounds, and Cool Vibes That Defined a Decade
Written by Todd Boyd


Format: Trade Paperback, 222 pages
On Sale: June 12, 2007
Price: $15.00

THIS RICHLY INFORMATIVE JOURNEY INTO THE 1970S CAPTURES THE EXPLOSIVE POWER OF THE BLACK PERFORMERS, MUSICIANS, FILMMAKERS, AND ATHLETES WHO IGNITED A CULTURAL REVOLUTION.

WHAT SINGER/SONGWRITER WAS THE FIRST WHITE PERFORMER TO APPEAR ON SOUL TRAIN?
WHAT PHILADELPHIA 76ER MADE NBA HISTORY WHEN, AGAINST THE KANSAS CITY KINGS, HIS TWO-HANDED DUNK SHATTERED THE...

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