A diverse array of contributor testimonials explores the impact of Bruce Springsteen's music on the lives of writers, musicians and fans, in an essay collection that details how his artistic legacy reflects both American culture and universal human realities. 260 pp.
In 1971, Masterpiece Theatre debuted on PBS. Fifty years later, America's appetite for British drama has never been bigger. In this book, Nancy West provides a fascinating history of this beloved program.223 pp.
An updated edition of a book that examines the enduring influence and importance of Fred Rogers' work in children's television features a new foreword by David "Mr. McFeely Newell. 249 pp.
With more than 250 images, new information on international cinema, an expanded section on African American filmmakers, updated discussions of new works by major American directors, and a new section on the rise of comic book movies and computer generated special effects, this is the most up-to-date resource for film history courses in the 21st century. 465 pp.
For the first time, the parodies, original compositions and polka medleys of the Weird Al universe finally receive their due respect. Original interviews with Weird Al reveal deeper meanings behind his parodies and revel in the mischief of Yankovic's 40-year career. 209 pp.