Price: $310.00

    Code: 1551

    Public interest in the secrets and scandals of TV and movie stars fuels the billion dollar a year business of tabloid journalism, one with a weekly readership of over 20,000,000 for 'supermarket tabs' such as The National Enquirer, The Star, and The Globe. This documentary goes behind the scenes to chronicle the daily activities of the editors, writers, researchers and photographers at The Globe and other leading 'tabs,' in the process revealing their working methods and journalistic philosophy. The program also traces the tabloids' historic roots in turn-of-the-century London's Fleet Street, and examines the tabloids' influence on TV news-magazine programs such as Hard Copy, A Current Affair and Inside Edition.

    Directed by Desmond Smith
    1994,46 minutes
    Purchase: $310 Classroom Rental: $125

    *** Good "...a low-key, reasonably serious, and intelligent documentary...Recommended for business or marketing students, for journalism and media classes."--Video Rating Guide for Libraries

    " evenhanded, realistic portrait of a schmaltzy institution...perfect for high school- or college-level media literacy/journalism studies."--Wilson Library Bulletin

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