History of Broadcasting in the United States

ISBN-10: 140512282X

ISBN-13: 9781405122825

Edition: 2007

Authors: Douglas Gomery

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This powerful history of broadcasting in the United States goes beyond traditional accounts to explore the field's important social, political, and cultural ramifications. It examines how broadcasting has been organized as a business throughout much of the 20th century, and focuses on the aesthetics of programming over the years. Surveys four key broadcasting periods from 1921 to 1996, drawing on a range of new sources to examine recent changes in the field, including coverage of the recent impact of cable TV and home video Includes new data from collections at the Library of Congress and the Library of American Broadcasting Ideal for anyone seeking a readable history of the field, offering the most current coverage available
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Book details

List price: $52.95
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 4/7/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 376
Size: 6.75" wide x 9.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.430
Language: English

List of Illustrations
Preface: Why a History of Broadcasting in the USA?
Acknowledgments
Introduction: Broadcasting's Beginning: The Big Bang
The Network Radio Era, 1921-1950
Industrial Innovation and Diffusion: The Radio Networks
Radio's Social, Cultural, and Political Impact: The First Mass Medium
The Development of a New Aesthetic: Sounds
Transition, 1945-1957
TV Replaces Radio in the living Room
Radio Reinvents Itself: Top 40 and Beyond
Network Television Dominates, 1958-1982
CBS, NBC, and ABC Covering the USA
Network TV's Social, Cultural, and Political Impact
The Genre Machine: From Maverick to M*A*S*H
Contemporary History, 1982-1996
Radio: The FM Era
Television: Remote Control Paradise
Epilogue: Still a Broadcasting Nation: 1996 and Into the Future
Sorry, Wrong Number
Index
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