Chapter 4: Beyond and Beside Narrative Structure
- Abdominal muscles offer “evidence" of the effectiveness of the Cross Crunch exercise device.
- A TelePrompTer displays news copy directly in front of the lens.
- What newscasters see when they look into a TelePrompTer.
- An audience member enters the world of television in The Price Is Right.
- A social actor competes on The Price Is Right.
- Drew Carey indirectly addresses the television viewer when he speaks to a The Price Is Right contestant.
- Captain Keith Colburn speaks in a pseudomonologue in The Deadliest Catch.
- A police officer drives and narrates events in Cops.
- Behind the scenes in The Real World, a camera operator “observes” his “subjects.”
- A scene from American Chopper is recorded …
- …resulting in this shot when the episode is broadcast.
- Tiny cameras record a conversation in Taxicab Confessions. The driver knows they're there, but the passenger does not.
- The Daily Show pokes fun at the conventions of news reporting, with Stephen Colbert standing in front of a video image of himself.
- The Colbert Report satirizes news reporting.
- CBS's coverage of a Balkan War incident includes decaying corpses that are not shown in NBC's reporting of the same incident.
- CBS's story ends with Muslim fighters on the literal high ground…
- …while NBC's coverage concludes with birds on a non-functional runway.
- Opening credits for an evening newscast on WVTM, an NBC affiliate in Birmingham, Alabama…
- …which leads to a shot of the anchors, Fran Curry and Mike Royer.
- A telecast of a World Series game features an ad for Sprint behind home plate…
- which does not appear in the replay of the same pitch. It was added using green-screen technology.
- World Series statistics sponsored by State Farm Insurance.
- A computer-generated graphic visualizes the territory needed for a first down.
- A Who Wants to Be a Millionaire contestant calls her husband for help with a question. The graphic shows they have 24 seconds remaining.
- A sound man is injured on Cops.
- The Office mimics documentary style by “interviewing" actor Steve Carrell…
- …and shooting as if they were spying on the actors.