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By Christine Elaine Evans

The first full-length, archive-based background of Soviet significant Television’s construction and programming within the a long time ahead of perestroika

within the first full-length research of Soviet valuable tv to attract broadly on archival resources, interviews, and tv recordings, Evans demanding situations the concept that Soviet mass tradition within the Brezhnev period used to be boring and formulaic. Tracing the emergence of play, clash, and festival on Soviet information courses, serial motion pictures, and diversity and video game exhibits, Evans indicates that Soviet crucial Television’s hottest indicates have been experimental and inventive, laying the foundation for Mikhail Gorbachev’s reforms and the post-Soviet media system.

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Her response baffled me, for two reasons. First, what was a Soviet TV game show? And second, what could make a game show so significant, so momentous, that it could not be quickly or easily described to a stranger? In the course of my research, it quickly became clear that Soviet game shows were indeed a serious phenomenon. Borrowed as part of the transnational exchange of successful television formats that arose along with television itself, they also epitomized something important and specific about television in the Soviet Union: its emphasis not solely on propaganda or even just on entertainment, but on play, risk, and experimentation with new rules of the game.

She asked. “I cannot even say! ” Her response baffled me, for two reasons. First, what was a Soviet TV game show? And second, what could make a game show so significant, so momentous, that it could not be quickly or easily described to a stranger? In the course of my research, it quickly became clear that Soviet game shows were indeed a serious phenomenon. Borrowed as part of the transnational exchange of successful television formats that arose along with television itself, they also epitomized something important and specific about television in the Soviet Union: its emphasis not solely on propaganda or even just on entertainment, but on play, risk, and experimentation with new rules of the game.

All of Soviet television, therefore, can be considered interesting and worthy of investigation. Yet this book is, by necessity, selective and incomplete. I focus only on a handful shows and genres produced by or for Moscow’s Central Television, many of which were broadcast only infrequently—once a month, or only on holidays. These shows were popular and widely remembered among both viewers and television staff precisely because they were unusual: they were festive occasions in themselves. The significance of these genres, for viewers and Central Television’s staff and leadership alike, was clearly reflected in Central Television’s state and Party archives—these shows were the subject of extensive debates internally, in the press, and in professional journals devoted to journalism and broadcasting.

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