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Jones Talks Up "Satire TV" on Dallas Public Radio Show

Jeffrey Jones, an associate professor in Old Dominion University's Department of Communication and Theatre Arts, will be a guest on Dallas Public Radio's "Think with Krys Boyd" at noon Wednesday, April 29.

Jones is the co-editor of a new book, "Satire TV: Politics and Comedy in the Post-Network Era" (NYU Press, 2009). The collection of essays considers the symbiotic relationship between politics and comedy in the contemporary genre of satire television. Programs discussed in the essays include "The Daily Show," "South Park" and "The Colbert Report," among others.

"Think" is a topic-driven interview program covering a wide variety of subjects ranging from history, politics, current events, science, technology and emerging trends to food and wine, travel, adventure and entertainment. The program airs live at noon, Monday through Thursday, on KERA 90.1 FM. The program can be heard live or via podcast at http://www.kera.org/think/.

In addition to his role as co-editor of "Satire TV," Jones co-wrote the introduction and contributed the essay, "With All Due Respect: Satirizing Presidents from 'Saturday Night Live' to 'Lil' Bush,'" looking at presidential satire and caricatures.

More information about the book is available at http://www.nyupress.org/books/Satire_TV-products_id-11023.html.

Jones is the author of "Entertaining Politics: New Political Television and Civic Culture" (Rowman and Littlefield, 2005), a book examining humorous political talk shows on television such as "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart." The second edition of "Entertaining Politics" will appear in August 2009. Jones is also co-editor of "The Essential HBO Reader" (University Press of Kentucky, 2008).

This article was posted on: April 28, 2009

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