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A history of broadcasting in the United States. Volume 1, A tower in Babel : to 1933

Author: Erik Barnouw
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 1966. ©1966
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Tells how radio and television became an integral part of American life, of how a toy became an industry and a force in politics, business, education, religion, and international affairs.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Barnouw, Erik.
History of broadcasting in the United States. Volume 1, A tower in Babel : to 1933.
New York : Oxford University Press, ©1966
344 pages
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Erik Barnouw
ISBN: 9780195004748 0195004744 9780198020035 0198020031
OCLC Number: 1030911191
Notes: Restrictions on access to electronic version: access available to SOAS staff and students only, using SOAS id and password.
Description: 1 online resource (367 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Introduction --
1 VOICES --
The black box --
On native soil --
Voices in the night --
Mission in the ether --
The greatest bunch of junk --
Builders --
2 WAR --
The big ones --
Cloak and dagger wireless --
Golden sunset --
Watching the ramparts --
Covenants quietly arrived at --
Ferment --
Decision in Pittsburgh --
3 TOWERS --
Up a ladder in Newark --
Chicago, city of opera --
The euphoria of 1922 --
Phone booth of the air --
Discord --
Shade of the potted palm --
Explorations: 1923-24 --
Washington gifts --
Dear, dear friends --
Crisis in the air --
4 WEB --
Upstart --
A law is made --
The Coolidge hour --
Birth of the FRC --
Pluck and luck --
Ain't dat sumpin'? --
Upward --
5 PANIC --
But first --
Come in, world --
Ghosts --
Arena --
November deadline --
God and Mammon --
Chat --
APPENDIX A: Chronology --
APPENDIX B: Laws --
The Radio Act of 1912 --
The Radio Act of 1927 --
BIBLIOGRAPHY --
INDEX --
A --
B --
C --
D --
E --
F --
G --
H --
I --
J --
K --
L --
M --
N --
O --
P --
Q --
R --
S --
T --
U --
V --
W --
X --
Y --
Z.
Responsibility: Erik Barnouw.

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