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The Columbia History of American Television.

Author: Edgerton, Gary.
Publisher: Columbia University Press 2010.
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Richly researched and engaging, The Columbia History of American Television tracks the growth of TV into a convergent technology, a global industry, a social catalyst, a viable art form, and a complex and dynamic reflection of the American mind and character. Renowned media historian Gary R. Edgerton follows the technological progress and increasing cultural relevance of television from its prehistory (before 1947)  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic resource
Electronic books
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Edgerton, Gary.
ISBN: 9780231512183 023151218X
OCLC Number: 746580129
Description: 1 online resource (512)
Contents: Cover --
Contents --
Acknowledgments --
Introduction --
Part I: Going Public --
1. An Idea Whose Time Had Come: Imagining Television8212;Before 1940 --
2. Not Going According To Plan: Remodeling the Tube in a Time of Crisis8212;19408211;1947 --
3. Learning To Live With Television: Technology, Gender, and America8217;s Early Tv Audiences --
Part II: Becoming National --
4. Here Comes Television: Remaking American Life8212;19488211;1954 --
5. The Halcyon Years: Beyond Anyone8217;s Wildest Dream8212;19558211;1963 --
6. Television And The Presidency: Eisenhower and Kennedy --
Part III: Becoming Intenational --
7. A Great Awakening: Prime Time for Network Television8212;19648211;1975 --
8. The Sky8217;s The Limit: Satellites, Cable, and the Reinvention of Television8212;19768211;1991 --
9. The Changing Face Of Television: Turner Broadcasting System --
Part IV: Becoming Global --
10. The Business Of America Is Show Business: U.S. TV in Global Context8212;19928211;Present --
11. The Greatest Show On Earth: The Cosby Show and the Ascent of U.S. Sitcoms in the Global Television Marketplace --
12. Tune In Locally, Watch Globally: The Future of Television in the Age of the Internet --
Notes --
General Index --
Television Programming Index.

Abstract:

Richly researched and engaging, The Columbia History of American Television tracks the growth of TV into a convergent technology, a global industry, a social catalyst, a viable art form, and a complex and dynamic reflection of the American mind and character. Renowned media historian Gary R. Edgerton follows the technological progress and increasing cultural relevance of television from its prehistory (before 1947) to the Network Era (1948-1975) and the Cable Era (1976-1994). He considers the remodeling of television's look and purpose during World War II; the gender, racial, and et.

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