Politics and the American Television Comedy

A Critical Survey from I Love Lucy Through South Park by Doyle Greene

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As ofaccording to research quoted in American Demographics, 44 percent of Americans named TV as their top source of political news, while 29 percent named newspapers, radio, or online sources.

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