Radio and television regulation : broadcast technology in the United States, 1920-1960 (Book, 2000) []
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Radio and television regulation : broadcast technology in the United States, 1920-1960

Radio and television regulation : broadcast technology in the United States, 1920-1960

Author: Hugh Richard Slotten
Publisher: Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, ©2000.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
"In Radio and Television Regulation, Hugh R. Slotten examines the choices that confronted federal agencies - first the Department of Commerce, then the Federal Radio Commission in 1927, and seven years later the Federal Communications Commission - and shows the impact of their decisions on developing technologies."

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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Slotten, Hugh Richard.
Radio and television regulation.
Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, ©2000
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Hugh Richard Slotten
ISBN: 080186450X 9780801864506
OCLC Number: 43384789
Description: xv, 308 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Engineering Public Policy for Radio: Herbert Hoover, the Department of Commerce, and the Broadcast Boom, 1900-1927 --
Radio Engineers, the Federal Radio Commission, and the Social Shaping of Broadcast Technology: "Creating Radio Paradise," 1927-1934 --
Competition for Standards: Television Broadcasting, Commercialization, and Technical Expertise, 1928-1941 --
"Rainbow in the Sky": FM Radio, Technical Superiority, and Regulatory Decision Making, 1936-1948 --
VHF and UHF: Establishing a Nationwide Television System, 1945-1960 --
Competition for Color-Television Standards: Formulating Policy for Technological Innovation, 1946-1960.
Responsibility: Hugh R. Slotten.
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