The Broadcast Century and Beyond: A Biography of American Broadcasting

The Broadcast Century and Beyond: A Biography of American Broadcasting

by Robert L Hilliard, Michael C Keith
     
 

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The Broadcast Century and Beyond is a popular history of the most influential and innovative industry of the century. The story of broadcasting is told in a direct and informal style, blending personal insight and authoritative scholarship to fully capture the many facets of this dynamic industry. The book vividly depicts the events, people, programs, and companies…  See more details below

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The Broadcast Century and Beyond is a popular history of the most influential and innovative industry of the century. The story of broadcasting is told in a direct and informal style, blending personal insight and authoritative scholarship to fully capture the many facets of this dynamic industry. The book vividly depicts the events, people, programs, and companies that made television and radio dominant forms of communication. The latest edition includes coverage of all the technologies that have emerged over the past decade and discusses the profound impact they have had on the broadcasting industry in political, social, and economic spheres. "Broadcasting” as a whole has been completely revolutionized with the advent of YouTube, podcasting, iphones, etc, and the authors show how this closing of world-wide broadcasting channels affects the industry.

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"A masterwork that seamlessly weaves an array of complex elements into the story - elements such as entrepreneurship, technological developments, government regulation, patent wars, advertising, news, programming innovations, and celebrities.. The authors are to be commended for their year-by-year chronological approachand for smoothly incorporating big-picture issues, concrete examples and social contest into that chronological framework. Students, therefore, get a strong sense of the when along with plenty of the so what.. The book is absolutely packed with seemingly minor historical tidbits that, actually, can be used as springboards for discussions of major current issues - for example, the inculcation of advertising messages into programming content, something prevalent through the history of broadcasting in blatant ways (The Philco Hour, The Lucky Strike Dance Orchestra)."—American Journalism

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781136027376
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
10/02/2012
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
389
Sales rank:
1,249,940
File size:
34 MB
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Meet the Author

Robert L. Hilliard, Ph.D., is Professor of Media Arts and former Dean of Graduate Studies at Emerson College. He was Chief of the Educational/Public Broadcasting Branch of the F.C.C., Chair of the Federal Interagency Media Committee, and a former broadcasting writer and producer. Among his 25 books on the media is the classic Writing for Television, Radio, and New Media, now in its 7th edition. With Michael C. Keith he coauthored Global Broadcasting Systems and Waves of Rancor, which was named by President Clinton to his 1999 yearly reading list of 12 books. Hilliard’s latest book is Media, Education, and America’s Counter-Culture Revolution. Michael C. Keith, PhD., ranks among the most prolific authors on the subject of broadcast media, in particular radio. He is Senior Lecturer of Communication at Boston College and is author of over a dozen books including Voices in the Purple Haze, Signals in the Air, Talking Radio, and the classic Focal Press Textbook, The Radio Station. With Robert Hilliard he has coauthored Waves of Rancor, Global Broadcasting Systems, and The Hidden Screen. He is the author of numerous journal articles and served in a number of editorial positions. He is the past Chair of Education for the Museum of Broadcast Communication and a former broadcaster.

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