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Women television producers : transformation of the male medium

Author: Robert S Alley; Irby B Brown
Publisher: Rochester, NY : University of Rochester Press, ©2001.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : Conference publication : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In their 1983 book The Producer's Medium authors Robert Alley and Horace Newcomb made the point that "There are, to our regret, no women and no minority members in this book because the structure of the television industry, like the structure of American society, has been dominated by white males," But in that year Producer Marcy Carsey was focused upon selling the new "Cosby Show," which premiered in 1984, to NBC  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Conference papers and proceedings
Interviews
Congresses
Material Type: Biography, Conference publication, Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Robert S Alley; Irby B Brown
ISBN: 1580460453 9781580460453
OCLC Number: 45446370
Description: xvii, 264 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Part 1: history and contexts. Distinguished women in the early days of television ; The business of television after 1970: a brief survey --
Part 2: the interviews. Betty Friedan ; Bonny Dore ; Marian Rees ; Marcy Carsey ; Virginia Carter ; Nancy Malone ; Suzanne De Passe --
On the line. Gayle Maffeo ; Deborah Smith ; Anne Hopkins ; Daphne Maxwell Reid --
The writer/producer. Lynn Roth ; Susan Harris --
Barbara Corday ; Dorothea Petrie ; Diane English ; Beth Sullivan ; Freyda Rothstein --
Part 3: the symposium --
Part 4: Biographical sketches.
Responsibility: Robert S. Alley, Irby B. Brown.

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Interviews and discussions with a representative group of female television producers, looking at how each of them entered the business, how they advanced, and what obstacles they encountered and  Read more...

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