Politainment and the evolution of the late-night talk show

David Lipson, Université de Strasbourg

Résumé de l’article :

Today in America entertainment is playing a bigger and bigger role in the media news model. Concurrently, another event has brought about enormous change to the media landscape: the election of Donald Trump in 2016. This historic change has accelerated the emergence and use of “politainment” a portmanteau word combining political news and entertainment, showcased predominantly during late-night talk shows. To understand the growing politainment phenomenon on late-night TV this article endeavors to look into the beginnings and history of late-night TV then focus on the emergence of politainment and finally assess the current situation from 2015 to the present marked by the election of Trump and his presidency.

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PCAoF (2024, 23 février). Politainment and the evolution of the late-night talk show. Popular Culture Association of France. Consulté le 13 juin 2024, à l’adresse https://pcaof.hypotheses.org/1044

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