Authenticity Through Cooperation of the Host and the Guests in a Chinese TV Talk Show

Xiao-mei ZHOU, Yue WU


TV talk shows have always been the focus of attention in mass media studies from the perspective of discourse analysis. Many studies are centered on how the hosts and guests achieve their respective authenticity. What remains largely unexplored is how the hosts and guests cooperate to construct authenticity for the talk show. By focusing on the cooperative nature of the relationship between the hosts and the guests in the realization of this authenticity intended by the talk show Behind The Headlines With Wen Tao, this paper explores the content and form to demonstrate how the talk show successfully provides news information and entertains the audience in a genuine sense through cooperation strategies.
Key words: talk show, authenticity, cooperation
Résumé: Le talk show est depuis longtemps le foyer d’attention dans l’étude des mass médias dans la perspective de l’analyse du discours. Beaucoup des recherches sont centrées sur comment les animateurs et les invités accomplissent leur authenticité respective. Ce qui reste largement exploré, c’est comment les animateurs et les invités coopèrent pour construire l’authenticité du programme. En concentrant sur la nature coopérative de la relation entre les animateurs et les invités dans la réalisation de cette authenticité attendue par le programme de talk show Derrière le gros titre avec Wen Tao, le présent article explore le contenu et la forme afin de démontrer comment le talk show offre avec succès de nouvelles informations et entretient l’audience avec des stratégies de coopération.
Mots-Clés: talk show, authenticité, coopération

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