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The decade that shaped television news : CBS in the 1950s

Author: Sig Mickelson
Publisher: Westport, Conn. : Prager, 1998.
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This insider's account, written by the first president of CBS News, documents the meteoric rise of television news during the 1950s. From its beginnings as a novelty with little importance as a disseminator of news, to an aggressive rival to newspapers, radio, and news magazines, television news became the most respected purveyor of information on the American scene despite insufficient funding and the absence of
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Genre/Form: History
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Mickelson, Sig.
Decade that shaped television news.
Westport, Conn. : Prager, 1998
(OCoLC)605570449
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Sig Mickelson
ISBN: 0275955672 9780275955670
OCLC Number: 37721243
Description: xviii, 242 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: Introduction: The Decade That Shaped Television News The Search for a Road Map The First Awkward Steps A New Star on the Horizon Driving Television's Golden Spike A New Species of Documentary: The Birth of "See It Now" Breaking New Ground Blacklisting and the Exploitation of Fear Not So Strange Bedfellows: Politics and Television Television News Comes of Age The Great Airplane Race The Corporation Declares a Cease-Fire Aftermath of the Cease-Fire Spare the Rod but Don't Spoil the Picture Combat in the Corporate Stratosphere The Changing of the Guard Filling the "See It Now" Void: The Birth of "CBS Reports" The Happy Couple: Pigskin and Image Orthicon Tube Carrying the Olympic Torch to Television In Pursuit of the Dollar The End of the Decade Bibliography Index
Responsibility: Sig Mickelson.

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