Fifties Television The Industry and Its Critics

ISBN-10: 025206299X
ISBN-13: 9780252062995
Edition: N/A
Authors: William Boddy
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Book details

List price: $32.00
Publisher: University of Illinois Press
Publication date: 8/1/1992
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 304
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.034
Language: English

Acknowledgments
Introduction
Setting the Stage for Commercial Television
Debating Television
Regulation of the Early Television Industry
UHF, the Television Freeze, and the Network Monopoly
The Television Industry in the Early 1950s
Early Film Programming in Television
Live Television: Program Formats and Critical Hierarchies
The False Dawn of a Golden Age
Programs and Power: Networks, Sponsors, and the Rise of Film Programming
The Economics of Television Networking
The Hollywood Studios Move into Prime Time
The New Structure of Television Sponsorship
Network Control of the Program Procurement Process
Crisis and Counterattack, 1958-60
"The Honeymoon Is Over": The End of Live Drama
TV's Public Relations Crisis of the Late 1950s
The Critics and the Wasteland: Redefining Commercial Television
The Death of the Networks as Reformist Heroes
Bibliography
Index

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