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ABC Sports : the rise and fall of network sports television

Author: Travis Vogan
Publisher: Oakland, California : University of California Press, 2019.
Series: Sport in world history, 4.; California scholarship online.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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ABC Sports shaped how the world consumes sport. The American Broadcasting Company's 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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Print version :
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Travis Vogan
ISBN: 9780520966260 0520966260
OCLC Number: 1102771931
Notes: Previously issued in print: 2018.
Target Audience: Specialized.
Description: 1 online resource : illustrations (black and white)
Series Title: Sport in world history, 4.; California scholarship online.
Responsibility: Travis Vogan.

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ABC Sports shaped how the world consumes sport. The American Broadcasting Company's 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 revolutionised TV news. Travis Vogan's 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.

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