Hot Air by Howard Kurtz
: All Talk, All the Time

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America is awash in talk. Loud talk, angry talk, conspiratorial talk that has changed the nature of journalism and politics, producing a high-decibel revolution in the way we communicate. In this fascinating, maddening, behind-the-scenes look at America's powerful talk shows, the author of Media Circus examines their excesses, conflicts, and impact, and explains how they are changing our culture.

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About Howard Kurtz

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Howard Kurtz is media critic for the Washington Post and is a regular panelist on CNN’s Reliable Sources. He is also the author of Media Circus, named the best recent book on the media by the American Journalism Review.
Published October 24, 2012 by Crown. 407 pages
Genres: Humor & Entertainment, Business & Economics, Political & Social Sciences, Education & Reference. Non-fiction

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Washington Post media reporter Kurtz (Media Circus, 1993) looks at a nation awash in talk TV and radio, and concludes that it may be drowning.

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His experience colors Hot Air: All Talk, All the Time, an exuberant indictment of talk-show culture, which offers behind-the-scenes critiques of more than a dozen programs that span the genre — from The McLaughlin Group to Oprah to Nightline to ''hate radio.'' The shouting matches between jo...

Feb 23 1996 | Read Full Review of Hot Air:: All Talk, All the Time


Talk shows bombard us with sleaze to the point of numbness," laments Kurtz, The Washington Post's acerbic media reporter.

Apr 08 1996 | Read Full Review of Hot Air:: All Talk, All the Time

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