Saturday, November 9, 2019
Audience of One: Donald Trump, Television, and the Fracturing of America
Audience of One: Donald Trump, Television, and the Fracturing of America. The first story flows from job as TV critic: he relates the role of television in American life and how it has evolved from the beginning of the medium to the present. The second story involves using television as a window into gaining a deeper understanding of Donald Trump. Poniewozik projects how television helped form the character of Trump through what he watched as a child, to his self-promotion as a businessman, through his fame via The Apprentice, and then on to politics through Fox News. I found that Poniewozik described the evolution of television with insight, and he uses his observations of the changes in television over decades as one way to explain increased polarization among Americans and to offer a view about how television made Donald Trump. Rating: Five-star (I love it) Click here to purchase Audience of One from amazon.com.