On the Air: Behind the Scenes at a TV Newscast

On the Air: Behind the Scenes at a TV Newscast

by Esther Hautzig, David Hautzig

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School Library Journal - School Library Journal
Gr 4-8-- Another probe into life in a television newsroom proves that television equals excitement and a book about television equals drab. Accompanied by a significant number of black-and-white photos (mostly of people staring at monitors), the text begins with a historical account of television station WRGB in Schenectady, New York, and then explains the various jobs of members of the staff. Wire services, tape room, script development, chroma keying, weather, sports, and other technical services are all covered briefly as the text logs a typical day. The writing is better than Koral's In the Newsroom (Watts, 1990), but the Hautzigs' book lacks a table of contents, color photographs, a glossary, and an index. It's a bare-bones rendition of a behind-the-scenes look at a TV newscast. --Judie Porter, Media Services Center, Portsmouth School Department, RI

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Simon & Schuster Books For Young Readers
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Edition description:
1st ed
1080L (what's this?)
Age Range:
6 - 9 Years

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