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A history of sports highlights : replayed plays from Edison to ESPN

Author: Ray Gamache
Publisher: Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland & Co., ©2010.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This book traces the development and popularity of the sportscast highlight as the primary means of communicating about sports and athletes. It delves into the intricate relationships between media producers, sports leagues and organizations, and audiences, and explains that the sportscast highlights are not a recent development"--Provided by publisher.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Gamache, Ray, 1952-
History of sports highlights.
Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland & Co., ©2010
(DLC) 2010018343
(OCoLC)496518568
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Ray Gamache
ISBN: 9780786456642 0786456647
OCLC Number: 656870571
Description: 1 online resource (vii, 247 pages)
Contents: Introduction: the highlight mythmaking machine --
Knockout rounds and rounding marks --
The habit of highlights --Bad habits --
A dream of carnage and the electronic monster --
The agony and the ecstasy of communication --
Sports junkies, junk journalism and cathode ray sterilization --
The little shop of highlights --
The real virtuality for an audience of one --
Highlights and history.
Responsibility: Ray Gamache.

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