WorldCat Identities

Baker, William F. 1942-

Overview
Works: 15 works in 45 publications in 2 languages and 3,942 library holdings
Genres: History  Pictorial works 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PN1992.6, 658.4092
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Most widely held works about William F Baker
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Most widely held works by William F Baker
Down the tube : an inside account of the failure of American television by William F Baker( Book )

8 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 881 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In the beginning, commercial television was filled with promise. Offering convenient entertainment 'round the clock and easy access to the latest news and information, it became the nation's hearth, the reliable medium whenever anything out of the ordinary came along." "Today, the airwaves are inundated by drivel that panders to the audience's most base interests. Explaining that the United States - almost alone among the nations of the world - surrendered virtually the entire command of its public airwaves to the commercial sector. Down the Tube reveals that television's primary purpose has nothing to do with quality programming. Its main concern is to deliver certain audiences or demographic groups (e.g., women ages 18-49) to advertisers." "How did this happen? What went wrong? Is it too late?" "Drawing on years of first-hand experience, William F. Baker and George Dessart provide answers to these questions with new and astonishing insights and present questions of their own, covering such topics as: the most popular programs in the world and why they don't come from American television; seventy-five years of misregulation and how that has affected our news; the future entertainment capital of the western hemisphere: why it won't be in New York or Hollywood; how and why Generation X will improve children's programming; the surprising resilience of public television; and what you, your family, and friends can do to make television live up to its promise."--Jacket
Leading with kindness : how good people consistently get superior results by William F Baker( Book )

10 editions published in 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 670 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Leading with Kindness identifies six ingredients of kindness - compassion, integrity, gratitude, authenticity, humility, and humor - none of which might readily spring to mind when envisioning the archetypal business leader. But they are absolutely essential to powerful leadership. The book also points out obstacles to each of the six qualities, and (crucially) offers real-world, everyday management and leadership approaches that build and demonstrate each one."--Jacket
The world's your stage : how performing artists can make a living while still doing what they love by William F Baker( Book )

3 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 253 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Today's performers need to hone their entrepreneurial skills and create their own careers. Inspired by the celebrated Juilliard course, The World's Your Stage explains the business side of the performing arts. Keep your dream alive, but keep a clear eye on the facts. With planning and work, you can make a living doing what you love-you just need to learn how
Leading with kindness : how good people consistently get superior results by William F Baker( Recording )

7 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 137 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the world of business, kindness is regarded as weakness--so the development of it as a leadership trait is sorely overlooked. It turns out however, that being kind is a crucial attribute of some of the world's most successful business leaders--leaders whose success is anchored in their integrity, credibility, vision, insight, inclusion, and fairness. And kindness is not some intangible quality that one either "has" or doesn't, it is a combination of quantifiable, learnable, and refinable traits and skills. Leading with kindness identifies six ingredients of kindness -- compassion, integrity, gratitude, authenticity, humility, and humor that are absolutely essential to powerful leadership. This audiobook also points out obstacles to each of the six qualities, and offers real-world, everyday management and leadership approaches that build and demonstrate each one. You are not a respected leader simply because you are nice, fun, and non-threatening. But if you are truly kind, genuinely committed to the welfare of your company and your people through thick and thin--you will reap the benefits of trust, honesty, commitment, and loyalty from the seeds of kindness you have sown
Road trip : a photographer's journey to America's national parks : photos by Terre Jones( Book )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The media journalism in crisis by Neal Cortell( Recording )

2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chronicling the last several decades of news coverage, Neal Cortell offers a scathing review of the American media. As the mainstream media continues to mislead the public, the internet seems to be the next promised land for news-seeking Americans. However, Cortell believes that if the media status quo can be revamped into a meaningful part of the check-and-balances system fundamental to the democratic principles on which this country was founded, then it just might survive
Think tank( Visual )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Has television programming been degraded by the drive to deliver high ratings and preferred demographic groups to advetisers? In this far- ranging and insightful debate moderated by syndicated columnist and author Ben Wattenberg, William Baker and George Dessart defend their thesis against Irwin Stelzer, of the American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research, who argues that networks simply give the public what it really wants
Lighthouse Island : our family escape by William F Baker( Book )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Down the tube an inside account of the failure of American television( Visual )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Has television programming been degraded by the drive to deliver high ratings and preferred demographic groups to advertisers? In this far-ranging and insightful debate moderated by syndicated columnist and author Ben Wattenberg, William Baker and George Dessart defend their thesis against Irwin Stelzer, of the American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research, who argues that networks simply give the public what it really wants
Geijutsuka ni manabu ridashippu by Michael O'Malley( Book )

2 editions published in 2012 in Japanese and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

William Baker, author, "Down the tube: an inside account of the failure of American television"( Visual )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Mr. Baker discussed the failure of the American television system. He addressed the issues of violence, journalism, and entertainment in his book Down the tube. Followed by audience questions. At the City Club of Cleveland, June 5, 1998
A leader in broadcasting( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

In this discussion of the current state of television, Dr. William Baker, president and CEO of public television station WNET, reviews his career in both commercial and public television. He describes how the Corporation for Public Broadcasting is endeavoring to implement the high programming standards espoused by Dr. Frank Stanton of CBS News and the legitimate place which religion has in the broadcast industry
 
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Down the tube : an inside account of the failure of American television
Alternative Names
Baker, Bill 1942-

Baker, William F.

William F. Baker American television executive

베이커, 윌리엄 F

ベイカー, ウィリアム・F.

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Leading with kindness : how good people consistently get superior resultsLeading with kindness : how good people consistently get superior resultsThe media journalism in crisisLighthouse Island : our family escape