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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Slang The image of a person, as on a television documentary or news show, who talks at length directly to the camera and usually appears on the screen with only the head and upper part of the body visible.
  • n. Slang The person thus televised.

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  • n. A pundit who discusses issues of the day, especially one on TV.

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  • n. a talker on television who talks directly into the cameras and whose upper body is all that is shown on the screen

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  • video behind?

    January 6, 2012

  • Cinematographers' slang for interview footage of a subject's head and shoulders. It has come to be used as shorthand for pundit.

    Traditionally, this is a locked down, medium shot.

    January 25, 2009