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Infotainment (Television programs)

LC control no.sh2018002488
LC classificationPN1992.8.I65
Topical headingInfotainment (Television programs)
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Found inWork cat: 2018031587 Ergül, H. Popularizing Japanese TV, 2018: CIP data view (examines the ways that infotainment works in Japanese society; began in the 1980s, it has come to refer to certain television genres, such as quiz programs, sports-magazine programs, competitions, variety programs, talk-shows, "how-to" programs, and, more recently, news/factual programs)
Merriam-Webster online, viewed Sept. 27, 2018: (Infotainment: a blend of "information" and "entertainment" first appeared in the early 1980s)
Cambridge English dictionary online, viewed Sept. 27, 2018: (Infotainment: in television, the reporting of news and facts in the entertaining and humorous way rather than providing real information; increasingly, it is information that is provided on television, the internet, etc. in an entertaining way)
Oxford dictionaries online, viewed Sept. 27, 2018: (Infotainment: broadcast material which is intended both to entertain and to inform; origin: 1980s (originated in the US)a blend of information and entertainment)
Techopedia, viewed Sept. 27, 2018: (Infotainment: a type of media that tries to combine educational or useful information and entertaining content. Usually refers to televised news content and is considered a disparaging word because it implies a contrast in quality and respectability between tyis type of content and true news)