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The forgotten network : DuMont and the birth of American television

Author: David Weinstein
Publisher: Philadelphia : Temple University Press, 2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"During the late 1940s and early 1950s, the name "DuMont" was synonymous with the new medium of television. Many people first watched TV on DuMont-brand sets, the best receivers money could buy. Even more viewers enjoyed their first programs on the DuMont network, which was established in 1946. Network founder Allen B. DuMont became a folk hero for his entrepreneurial spirit in bringing television to the American
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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: Allen B Du Mont; Allen B Du Mont; Allen B Du Mont; Allen B Du Mont; Allen B Du Mont; Allen B Du Mont
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David Weinstein
ISBN: 1592132456 9781592132454 159213260X 9781592132607 1592134998 9781592134991
OCLC Number: 53485354
Description: xi, 228 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: My father was an engineer --
From basement to Broadway --
Who is in charge here? --
The DuMont daytime experiment --
Captain video : protector of the free world and the DuMont network --
What'd he say? Morey Amsterdam meets Norman Rockwell --
And away he went ... Jackie Gleason and the cavalcade of stars --
Law and order, DuMont style --
A bishop for Berle fans --
Ernie Kovacs and the DuMont legacy --
Appendix : DuMont chronology.
Responsibility: David Weinstein.

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"It is ironic that the most short-lived of the early American television networks should receive the first scholarly treatment, rather than NBC, CBS, or ABC." Technology and Culture Read more...

 
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