Acknowledgments Thanks to Virginia Tech’s Department of Communication for administrative sup- port for this book and to a number of my colleagues, here and elsewhere, for join- ing me in writing entries. Special thanks go to Janie and Mary Chadwick for their expertise on children’s television and to Steven Berry for his suggestions regarding the entry on hip-hop and rap. Thanks, too, to Larry and Patti Cowley for their enthusiastic contributions to the entry titled Temporary Celebrity. xi
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