"The Colbert Report" Analytical Essay by cee-cee

"The Colbert Report"
An analysis of the aspects of "The Colbert Report" that add to its success as a show.
# 107965 | 2,751 words | 6 sources | MLA | 2008 | US
Published on Sep 18, 2008 in Communication (Television) , Film (Television) , Film (Analysis, Criticism, Etc.)

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This paper discusses "The Colbert Report," a show that represent both a comment on the politics of the day and a satire on television itself, specifically on television news and television commentary. The paper shows the ways that "The Colbert Report" is successful. It discusses the show's structure, language use and semiotics and how these add to the overall success of the show.

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Agar, Michael. Language Shock. New York: William Morrow and Company, 1994.
  • Chandler, David. Semiotics for Beginners. 2005. August 1, 2007. http://www.aber.ac.uk/media/Documents/S4B/semiotic.html.
  • "The Colbert Report." Imponderables (2005). August 1, 2007. http://www.imponderables.com/archives/000321.php.
  • Culler, Jonathan. Barthes. London: Fontana Press, 1983.
  • Lavers, Annette. Roland Barthes: Structuralism and After. London: Methane & Company, 1982.

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