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Television : an international history

Author: Anthony Smith
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1995.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Television, long regarded as mere "entertainment", is now being seriously considered for its significance and effect on human lives. This illustrated study charts the history and development of this  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Historia
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Television.
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1995
(OCoLC)604228384
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Anthony Smith
ISBN: 0198119992 9780198119999
OCLC Number: 33273768
Description: 419 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 26 cm
Contents: Part one : Origins and institutions --
The invention of television / Albert Abramson --
The beginnings of American television / William Boddy --
Television as a public service medium / Anthony Smith --
Part two : Forms and genres --
Drama and entertainment / Richard Paterson --
Non-fiction television / Michael Tracey --
Sport / Steven Barnett --
Political ceremony and instant history / Daniel Dayan and Elihu Katz --
Part three : Television and society --
Television in the home and family / Susan Briggs --
Taste, decency, and standards / Colin Shaw --
Terrorism / Philip Schlesinger --
Part four : Television across the world --
The American networks / Les Brown --
Japan / Hiodetoshi Kato --
The third world / Dietrich Berwanger --
Australia / Elizabeth Jacka and Lesley Johnson --
Africa / Charles Okigbo --
Epilogue: The future / Richard Paterson and Anthony Smith.
Responsibility: edited by Anthony Smith.
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