Only Connect: A Cultural History of Broadcasting in the United States / Edition 3by Michele Hilmes
Pub. Date: 01/01/2011
This textbook presents a cultural history of television and radio broadcasting in the United States. Each chapter begins with an overview of the social tensions of the period and includes an in-depth case study regarding a particular issue, event, or influential figure in broadcasting. Topics include, for example, the development of commercial radio networks, radio coverage of WWII, violence on television, the Telecommunications act of 1996, deregulation, and Internet audio.
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Table of Contents
1. Making History. 2. Before Broadcasting. 3. Broadcasting Begins, 1919 to 1926. 4. The Network Age, 1926 to 1940. 5. Radio for Everyone, 1926 to 1940. 6. War at Home and Abroad, 1940 to 1945. 7. At Last Television, 1945 to 1955. 8. The Domesticated Medium, 1955 to 1965. 9. The Classic Network System, 1965 to 1975. 10. Rising Discontent, 1975 to 1985. 11. The Big Change, 1985 to 1995. 12. Entering the Digital Era, 1995-2005. 13. Chapter 13: Baby, It's You: Web 2.0, 2005-. 14. Conclusion: Media Without Borders.
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