Connections: A Broadcast History Reader (with InfoTrac) / Edition 1

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This edited volume of 19 readings is designed to complement and enhance the main text ONLY CONNECT: A CULTURAL HISTORY OF BROADCASTING. Readings span and cover the key eras of broadcast development.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780534552176
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 11/7/2002
  • Series: Radio/TV/Film Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 392
  • Product dimensions: 7.30 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Michele Hilmes is Professor of Media and Cultural Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where she has taught the history of broadcasting course for more than a decade. She served as the department's Director of Undergraduate Studies for eight years. Hilmes is the author or editor of several books on broadcasting history in addition to ONLY CONNECT, including RADIO VOICES: AMERICAN BROADCASTING 1922-1952 (1997); THE RADIO READER: ESSAYS IN THE CULTURAL HISTORY OF RADIO (2001, ed. with Jason Loviglio), and THE TELEVISION HISTORY BOOK (2003), as well as numerous journal and anthology articles. She is frequently invited to give presentations on U.S. cultural history, both at home and around the world.

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Table of Contents

1. Brian Winston, "How Are Media Born?" 2. Mark Goodman and Mark Gring, "The Radio Act of 1927: Progressive Ideology, Epistemology, and Praxis." 3. Robert McChesney, "Crusade Against Mammon: Fr. Aney, WLWL, and the Debate over Radio in the 1930s." 4. Eileen Meehan, "Why We Don''t Count" in The Logics of Television. 5. David Barker, "The Emergence of Television''s Repertoire of Representation, 1920-1935." 6. Kristine Brunovska Karnick, "NBC and the Innovation of Television News, 1945-1953." 7. George Lipsitz, "The Meaning of Memory: Family, Class and Ethnicity in Early Network Television Programs." 8. Mary Beth Haralovich, "Sitcoms and Suburbs: Positioning the 1950s Homemaker." 9. Robert Vianello, "The Rise of the Telefilm and the Networks'' Hegemony Over the Motion Picture Industry." 10. Lynn Spigel, "From Domestic Space to Outer Space: The 1960s Fantastic Family Sit-Com." 11. Chester J. Pach, "And That''s the Way It Was: The Vietnam War on the Network Nightly News." 12. Gary Edgerton, "High Concept, Small Screen: Reperceiving the Industrial and Stylistic Origins of the American Made for TV Movie." 13. Phil Williams, "Feeding Off the Past: The Evolution of the Television Rerun." 14. Patricia Aufderheide, "Cable Television and the Public Interest." 15. Herman Gray, "Recodings: Possibilities and limitations in commercial television representations of African-American culture." 16. Willard D. Rowland, Jr. "U.S. Broadcasting Policy and the Public Interest in the Multichannel Era: The Policy Heritage and its Implications." 17. Ron Becker, "Prime-Time Television in the Gay Nineties: Network Television, Quality Audiences, and Gay Politics." 18. William Boddy, "US Television Abroad: Market Power and National Introspection." 19. Michael Curtin, "Feminine Desire in the Age of Satellite TV."

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