How do I style the title of a segment from a television news, talk, or comedy show?
Note: This post relates to content in the eighth edition of the MLA Handbook. For up-to-date guidance, see the ninth edition of the MLA Handbook.
As the MLA Handbook notes, “A title is placed in quotation marks if it is part of a larger work” (25). Thus, enclose in quotation marks the title of a segment from a television news, talk, or comedy show, as shown in the following example:
In the final episode of Saturday Night Live this season, Tina Fey, appearing on the segment “Weekend Update at Home,” poked fun at Zoom virtual backgrounds (“Weekend Update”).
“Weekend Update at Home.” Saturday Night Live, created by Lorne Michaels, performance by Tina Fey, season 45, episode 18, SNL Studios, 9 May 2020.
MLA Handbook. 8th ed., Modern Language Association of America, 2016.