|aIncludes bibliographical references (pages 245-252) and index.
|gPart 1:|tAn introduction to the phenomenology of television.|tPrologue: Heidegger's teacup ;|tWhat is phenomenology? ;|tAvailable world ;|tAvailable self ;|tAvailable time ;|tTurning on the TV set ;|tTelevision and technology ;|gPart 2:|tTelevision and the meaning of live.|tThe meaning of live ;|tHow to talk : on radio ;|tHow to talk : on television ;|tThe moment of the goal : on television ;|tBeing in the moment : the meaning of media events ;|tCatastrophe : on television ;|tTelevision and history.
|aThis book is about the question of existence, the meaning of life. It is an enquiry into the contemporary human situation as disclosed by television. Passionate and sweeping in scale, this book from a leading media scholar is a major contribution to our understanding of the media today.