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A history of broadcasting in the United States

Author: Douglas Gomery
Publisher: Malden, MA : Blackwell Pub., 2008.
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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  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Gomery, Douglas.
History of broadcasting in the United States.
Malden, MA : Blackwell Pub., 2008
(OCoLC)654522449
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Douglas Gomery
ISBN: 9781405122818 1405122811 9781405122825 140512282X
OCLC Number: 123119778
Description: xvi, 357 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Contents: Preface: Why a history of broadcasting in the USA? --
Introduction: Broadcasting's beginning : the big bang --
Part I: 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 --
Part II: Transition, 1945-1957. TV replaces radio in the living room ; Radio reinvents itself : top 40 and beyond --
Part III: 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* --
Part IV: Contemporary history, 1982-1996. Radio : The FM era ; Television : remote control paradise --
Epilogue: Still a broadcasting nation : 1996 and into the future --
Appendix: Sorry, wrong number.
Responsibility: Douglas Gomery.
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