Broadcast Century and Beyond A Biography of American Broadcasting

ISBN-10: 0240804309

ISBN-13: 9780240804309

Edition: 3rd 2001 (Revised)

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The Broadcast Century and Beyond, Third Edition is a popular history of the most influential and innovative industry of this century. The story of broadcasting is told in a direct and informal style, blending personal insight and authoritative scholarship to fully capture the many facets of this dynamic industry. The book vividly depicts the events, people, programs, and companies that made television and radio dominant forms of communication. The ability of radio and television to educate, enlighten, and stimulate the contemporary mind is perhaps the most important of all modern technological developments. The Broadcast Century and Beyond, Third Edition, places the communication revolution in a comprehensive chronological context, allowing readers to fully grasp the media's profound impact on the political, social, and economic spheres. Numerous personal retrospectives from broadcast pioneers, including Garrison Keillor, Julia Child, Norman Corwin, and Steve Allen, add an intimate dimension to this eminently readable narrative. Also included is a current events timeline, which runs throughout the entire length of the book. Featured in the timeline are milestones in radio and television development as well as world events, allowing readers to place the progress of media in a larger historical perspective. Over two hundred illustrations and photographs are provided that reflect the changes and growth of radio and television. The third edition will include a year-by-year presentation of the important media events of the 1990s, as well as a new chapter that presents the upcoming developments for the new century and their probable impact on broadcasting. New edition of a classic text Includes personal retrospectives by dozens of renowned individuals in the history of broadcasting Timeline running across every page compares, at a glance, broadcasting with broader historical events
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Book details

List price: $43.95
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Group
Publication date: 3/22/2001
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 352
Size: 0.83" wide x 1.10" long
Weight: 1.518
Language: English

Preface
In the Beginning: Genesis to 1920
The Roaring 20s: Promise Chaos, and Controls
The Terrible 30s: Profit and Depression
The Furious 40s: War and Recovery�Full of Sound and Fury, Signifying�Transition to TV
The Fearful 50s: Broadcasting and Blacklisting�A Decade of Shame
The Soaring 60s: Awakening, Rebellion, and the Moon
The Shifting 70s: Q and A and Jiggle
The Techno-Edged 80s: Teflon, Tinsel, and Me
The Cyber 90s: Toward as New Century
The New Century 2000: Webs and Digits
Further Reading
Index
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