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Columbia History of American Television

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ISBN-10: 0231121644

ISBN-13: 9780231121644

Edition: 2007

Authors: Gary R. Edgerton, Gary Edgerton

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Television is a form of media without equal. It has revolutionized the way we learn about and communicate with the world and has reinvented the way we experience ourselves and others. More than just cheap entertainment, TV is an undeniable component of our culture and contains many clues to who we are, what we value, and where we might be headed in the future. Media historian Gary R. Edgerton follows the technological developments and increasing cultural relevance of TV from its prehistory (before 1947) to the Network Era (1948-1975) and the Cable Era (1976-1994). He begins with the laying of the first telegraph line in 1844, which gave rise to the idea that images and sounds could be…    
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Book details

List price: $105.00
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Publication date: 10/12/2007
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 512
Size: 7.25" wide x 10.00" long x 1.75" tall
Weight: 2.398
Language: English

Acknowledgments
Introduction
Going Public
An Idea Whose Time Had Come: Imagining Television-Before 1940
Not Going According to Plan: Remodeling the Tube in a Time of Crisis-1940-1947
Learning to Live with Television: Technology, Gender, and America's Early TV Audiences
Becoming National
Here Comes Television: Remaking American Life-1948-1954
The Halcyon Years: Beyond Anyone's Wildest Dream-1955-1963
Television and the Presidency: Eisenhower and Kennedy
Becoming International
A Great Awakening: Prime Time for Network Television-1964-1975
The Sky's the Limit: Satellites, Cable, and the Reinvention of Television-1976-1991
The Changing Face of Television: Turner Broadcasting System
Becoming Global
The Business of America Is Show Business: U.S. TV in Global Context-1992-Present
The Greatest Show on Earth: The Cosby Show and the Ascent of U.S. Sitcoms in the Global Television Marketplace
Tune in Locally, Watch Globally: The Future of Television in the Age of the Internet
Notes
General Index
Television Programming Index