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For over 50 years, we have watched as television has entertained, informed, comforted, and thrilled us. We watched as sitcoms evolved from I Love Lucy to All in the Family: at first merely amusing, then becoming reflections of society and pushing the cultural boundaries. We watched President Kennedy, the first-born of television and politics, unite us in the optimism of his "new frontier" and in the grief of his assassination.

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For over 50 years, we have watched as television has entertained, informed, comforted, and thrilled us. We watched as sitcoms evolved from I Love Lucy to All in the Family: at first merely amusing, then becoming reflections of society and pushing the cultural boundaries. We watched President Kennedy, the first-born of television and politics, unite us in the optimism of his "new frontier" and in the grief of his assassination.

Television has taken us to the scene of mass celebrations, such as the wedding of Lady Diana to Prince Charles, to calamities in Munich and New York, and into frightening fields of battle in Vietnam and Iraq. Television exposed the imperfections of the jurors' box in the trial of O.J. Simpson and the ballot box in Election 2000. Television put us in the front row when Hank broke Babe's record, when the U.S. hockey team beat the Soviets in Lake Placid, and when the NFL spilled over from Sunday afternoons to Monday nights.

Over 50 years of memories-the stars, the programs, and the events stored in our hearts and imaginations like treasured heirlooms-are found in this new hardcover multimedia book from veteran New York Times best-selling author Joe Garner. In Stay Tuned, he has gathered 36 landmark moments from news, sports, and entertainment in a riveting anthology. Each story comes to life through detailed, behind-the-scenes accounts and firsthand anecdotes, and is illustrated with hundreds of poignant black-and-white and color photographs. The book's accompanying CDs and DVD feature the corresponding clips, narrated by Walter Cronkite for news, Bob Costas for sports, and Dick Van Dyke for entertainment. Stay tuned is certain to become an important and lasting chronicle of the medium-and a best-seller in the process.

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Most people now alive have grown up in the Age of Television. We saw or wished we saw famous moments in series, sports, and news: the final episode of M*A*S*H*; the murder of Lee Harvey Oswald; the moon landing; Barry Bonds's 71st home run. Stayed Tuned is a multimedia anthology that presents our shared history as it happened. Thirty-six landmark events are presented in a hardcover that contains hundreds of poignant photographs and fascinating behind-the-scenes details. In addition, the package includes a DVD and two audio CDs hosted by Walter Cronkite, Bob Costas, and Dick Van Dyke that capture the full sights and sounds of these unforgettable moments.
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Garner, a 20-year broadcasting veteran, has penned numerous multimedia books (We Interrupt This Broadcast; And the Crowd Goes Wild; Echoes of Notre Dame Football; etc.). Here, he channel-surfs through decades of television productions, focusing on 36 landmark moments in news, sports and show business. Each event or show gets four to six pages, and the book is illustrated throughout with hundreds of photos and stills. Opening with Lucille Ball's 1952 comedic commercial for Vitameatavegamin, the fun continues in the entertainment section with Elvis's debut and famous final episodes of shows, from M*A*S*H to Survivor. Among the television news coverage is Nixon's "Checkers" speech and resignation, the JFK/Nixon debates, the fall of the Berlin Wall, the O.J. Simpson case, the 1997 Baby Jessica rescue and, of course, September 11. In the sports arena, Garner covers the Bobby Riggs/Billie Jean King tennis match, Muhammad Ali with the 1996 Olympic torch and Tiger Woods shattering golf records. The accompanying DVD and two audio CDs contain slickly edited clips and interviews, plus informative narrations by Walter Cronkite (news), Bob Costas (sports) and Dick Van Dyke (entertainment). The package is neatly stitched together by a clever contents page that cross-references the book's page numbers with specific DVD and CD tracks. Few will be disappointed by this anecdote-laden compilation, although readers with good memories are certain to have their own key missing moments from television history. Copyright 2002 Cahners Business Information.
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Adult/High School-A compilation of 35 landmark moments from more than 50 years of television, this book is divided into three sections: entertainment, news, and sports. Entertainment highlights 12 shows, from the I Love Lucy "Vitameatavegamin" episode to the first season of Survivor. The news coverage includes the Kennedy Assassination, the marriage and funeral of Princess Diana, and the events of September 11. Sports ranges from the first "thrill of victory and the agony of defeat" of Wide World of Sports to Tiger Woods's triumph at the Masters in 1997. While most students will consider three-quarters of these events ancient history, Garner includes a clear, concise historical context for each piece. For most of the segments, he provides information and anecdotes through original interviews with the writers, producers, or stars. Each section is filled with stills and photographs, many in color. The accompanying DVD and CDs provide clips from the actual programs, hosted by Dick Van Dyke, Walter Cronkite, and Bob Costas. An entertaining overview of television and its effect on the second half of the 20th century.-Jane S. Drabkin, Chinn Park Regional Library, Woodbridge, VA Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780740740145
  • Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing
  • Publication date: 10/1/2003
  • Pages: 192
  • Product dimensions: 10.75 (w) x 10.75 (h) x 0.75 (d)

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