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The origins of television news in America : the visualizers of CBS in the 1940s

Author: Mike Conway
Publisher: New York : Peter Lang, ©2009.
Series: Mediating American history, v. 7.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Mike Conway
ISBN: 9781433106026 1433106027
OCLC Number: 320435076
Description: xii, 397 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: The back story of television and broadcast journalism --
Radio news in World War II and the rise of television --
The beginning of commercial television in America --
The ambitious birth of television news --
Television during World War II : improvisation amidst shortages --
The fight over postwar television --
The power of the visuals : journalists dismiss the potential of television news --
Postwar news : rediscovering local and national stories --
A guest in the living room : the evolution of the television newscaster --
The 1948 political conventions : politicians and journalists meet the "all-encompassing eye" --
Lost autonomy : television success brings more oversight and competition --
The new mass medium : the CBS newscast emerges as television's news format --
The impact and importance of the 1940s CBS television newscasts.
Series Title: Mediating American history, v. 7.
Responsibility: Mike Conway.

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Did you know Ed Murrow once wished aloud that television had never been invented? That was just one of many things I learned from this fine account of the beginning of TV news. Masterful research and Read more...

 
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