Table of contents for Strange bedfellows : how late-night comedy turns democracy into a joke / Russell L. Peterson.

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Contents
Introduction
1	Losing Our Religion
2	"Showmen Is Devoid of Politics": The Roots of Pseudo-Satire and the Rise of the Comedy-Industrial Complex
3	Film at 11:00, Jokes at 11:30: Topical Comedy and the News
4	The Personal and the Political
5	Pay No Attention to That Man in Front of the Curtain
6	Truth versus Truthiness; or, Looking for Mr. Smith
7	For Whom the Bell Dings
8	Laughing All the Way to the White House
9	Irony Is Dead . . . Long Live Satire?
Acknowledgments
Notes
Index

Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:

Television comedies -- United States -- History and criticism.
Television talk shows -- United States.
Television broadcasting of news -- United States.