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ABC Sports the rise and fall of network sports television

Author: Travis Vogan
Publisher: Oakland, California University of California Press [2018]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Introduction : ABC Sports and network sports television -- The "Almost Broadcasting Company" and the birth of ABC Sports -- ABC's Wide World of Sports : "The seedbed of modern sports television" and the Cold War -- "The network of the Olympics" : starring Muhammad Ali and Howard Cosell -- Monday Night Football, Brian's song, and the roots of the prime-time TV event -- The news from Munich on the "Arledge
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Vogan, Travis, author.
ABC Sports.
Oakland, California : University of California Press, [2018]
(DLC) 2018021121
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Travis Vogan
ISBN: 9780520292956 0520292952 9780520292963 0520292960 9780520966260 0520966260
OCLC Number: 1040592599
Description: xiii, 291 Seiten Illustrationen
Contents: List of Illustrations Acknowledgments Introduction: ABC Sports and Network Sports Television 1. The "Almost Broadcasting Company" and the Birth of ABC Sports 2. ABC's Wide World of Sports: "The Seedbed of Modern Sports Television" and the Cold War 3. "Th e Network of the Olympics": Starring Muhammad Ali and Howard Cosell 4. Monday Night Football, Brian's Song, and the Roots of the Prime-Time TV Event 5. Th e News from Munich on the "Arledge Broadcasting Company" 6. "What in the Wide, Wide World of Sports Is Going On Here?": Trash Sports and Scandal 7. "No More Sacred Cows": The End of ABC Sports' Golden Age Conclusion: From Wide World of Sports to the Worldwide Leader in Sports Appendix 1: Wide World of Sports Inaugural Season Schedule, 1961 Appendix 2: ABC's Wide World of Sports Athlete of the Year Appendix 3: Top Fifteen Television Audiences of All Time as of Roots' Premiere Appendix 4: Top Ten Most-Watched Wide World of Sports Episodes Abbreviations Notes Index
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Introduction : ABC Sports and network sports television -- The "Almost Broadcasting Company" and the birth of ABC Sports -- ABC's Wide World of Sports : "The seedbed of modern sports television" and the Cold War -- "The network of the Olympics" : starring Muhammad Ali and Howard Cosell -- Monday Night Football, Brian's song, and the roots of the prime-time TV event -- The news from Munich on the "Arledge Broadcasting Company"--"What in the wide, wide world of sports is going on here?" : trashsports and scandal -- "No more sacred cows" : the end of ABC Sports' golden age -- Conclusion : from Wide World of Sports to the worldwide leader in sports -- Appendix 1 : Wide World of Sports inaugural season schedule, 1961 -- Appendix 2 : ABC's Wide World of Sports Athlete of the Year -- Appendix 3 : top 15 television audiences of all time as of Roots' premier -- Appendix 4 : top ten most watched Wide World of Sports episodes

"ABC Sports shaped how the world consumes sport. The American Broadcasting Company sports division is behind some of network television's most significant practices, celebrated personalities, and iconic moments. It created the weekend anthology Wide World of Sports, transformed professional football into a prime-time spectacle with Monday Night Football, fashioned the Olympics into a mega media event, and even revolutionized TV news. This cultural and institutional history of ABC Sports examines the development of network sports television in the United States and the aesthetic, cultural, political, and industrial practices that mark it. ABC Sports traces the storied division from its beginnings through the internet age to reveal the changes it endured along with the new sports media environment it spawned"--Provided by publisher

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