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Television in the antenna age : a concise history

Author: David Marc; Robert J Thompson
Publisher: Malden, MA : Blackwell, 2005.
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"Television in the Antenna Age is an overview of the medium's history and development in the United States. Integrating three major concerns - television as technology, industry, and art - the book introduces the complex, and often overlooked story of television and its impact on American life. It ends with a provocative mediation on the effect since the 1980s of competing technologies, the consolidation of media  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: David Marc; Robert J Thompson
ISBN: 0631215433 9780631215431 0631215441 9780631215448
OCLC Number: 55947855
Description: xii, 137 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: No small potatoes --
A downstream medium --
A burning bush? --
Staging and screening --
Corruption and plateau --
Dull as paint and just as colorful --
A myth is as good as a smile --
Oligopoly lost and found.
Responsibility: David Marc and Robert J. Thompson.
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"Television in the Antenna Age is an overview of the medium's history and development in the United States. Integrating three major concerns - television as technology, industry, and art - the book introduces the complex, and often overlooked story of television and its impact on American life. It ends with a provocative mediation on the effect since the 1980s of competing technologies, the consolidation of media ownership, and the emerging aesthetics of twenty-first-century programming."--Jacket.

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