Only Connect: A Cultural History of Broadcasting in the United States / Edition 3

Only Connect: A Cultural History of Broadcasting in the United States / Edition 3

by Michele Hilmes
     
 

ONLY CONNECT is a comprehensive history of American broadcasting from its earliest days in radio, through the rise of television, to the current era of digital media and the Internet. It presents broadcasting as a vital component of American cultural identity, placing the development of U.S. radio, television, and new media in the context of social and cultural

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ONLY CONNECT is a comprehensive history of American broadcasting from its earliest days in radio, through the rise of television, to the current era of digital media and the Internet. It presents broadcasting as a vital component of American cultural identity, placing the development of U.S. radio, television, and new media in the context of social and cultural change. Each chapter opens with a discussion of the historical period, thoroughly traces the development of media policy, the growth of media industries, and the history of U.S. broadcast programming, and closes with a look at the major ways that radio and television have been understood and discussed throughout American history.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780495570516
Publisher:
Cengage Learning
Publication date:
02/12/2010
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
512
Product dimensions:
7.30(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.90(d)

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, 1934 to 1955. 8. The Domesticated Medium, 1955 to 1965 176. 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. Convergence Culture in the New Millennium, 2005-2010. 14. Conclusion: TV after TV.

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