There's a pretty good article in the Nov. 1993 Harper's by Debra Seagal
titled "Tales From the Cutting-Room Floor: The
Reality of "Reality-Based" Television." The article is an autobiographical
account of Seagal's work as a "logger" on "The American Detective" series
but has some great insights, event though it's not "scholarly." Peter Biskind
has a good chpt. on science fiction, the cold war and the fifties in his
book from the mid-80's titled "Seeing is Believing."
Larry Hartsfield