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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 book surveys four key broadcasting periods from 1921 to 1996, and includes coverage of the recent impact of cable TV and home video. It presents new data from collections at the Library of Congress and the Library of American Broadcasting. Eschewing traditional coverage of FCC decisions and the physical nature of broadcasting, it considers issues of race, class, and gender while situating the industry firmly  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 pages : illustrations ; 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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