Episode 46 – Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous

This week join Jonathan, Andrew, and Steve as we take a deep dive in the 1980s TV program Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous. We also provide context for the US audience relationship to watching the wealthy on TV both before and after Lifestyles. We also discuss the rise of gourmet culture, how entertainment media frames issues of class, and why the 1980s were not coincidental for Lifestyles rise to success.

Here is a link to Diana Kendall’s Framing Class: link

Here is a link to Larry Samuel’s Rich: link

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