Television Drama Series Programming: A Comprehensive Chronicle, 1975-1980

Television Drama Series Programming: A Comprehensive Chronicle, 1975-1980

by Larry James Gianakos
     
 

"...Gianakos has done for television what Roget did for the Thesaurus and Bartlett did for Familiar Quotations. He has codified the industry, brought order out of chaos, made sense of what for decades was insensible. He is a pioneer, and his works will have a significant effect for generations."-From the Introduction by Allan Kalmus For more than a decade, Gianakos

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"...Gianakos has done for television what Roget did for the Thesaurus and Bartlett did for Familiar Quotations. He has codified the industry, brought order out of chaos, made sense of what for decades was insensible. He is a pioneer, and his works will have a significant effect for generations."-From the Introduction by Allan Kalmus For more than a decade, Gianakos' truly comprehensive chronicles of American television have been considered classic references. This is the third volume in the long-anticipated 6-volume set. The overview blends a thorough discussion of individual series and specials with a political, sociological, and psychological examination of the whole range of powerful images conveyed. As in past volumes, a "Days and Times" section covers virtually all that was of dramatic import on and off the major networks and cable. Following are sections on series initiated previously; series inaugurated during the current period; series not previously chronicled; and a cumulative index of series titles.

Editorial Reviews

The Big Reel
If an Emmy Award were handed out each year for Best Television Reference Book, Larry James Giankos would probably be in the running for his sixth....Television historians will always owe a tremendous debt to him.
American Reference Books Annual
...a standard reference source that contains a tremendous amount of information not found elsewhere...absolutely essential for large research institutions with a stong subject collection in television.
Communication Booknotes
This is a must for libraries...
CHOICE
An essential reference series...the premier chronicler of video drama, Giamakos has produced a singular achievement...no research library should be without the set.
Classic Images
...extraordinary...
Choice
An essential reference series...the premier chronicler of video drama, Giamakos has produced a singular achievement...no research library should be without the set.
American Reference Books Annual (ARBA)
...a standard reference source that contains a tremendous amount of information not found elsewhere...absolutely essential for large research institutions with a stong subject collection in television.
Communication Booknotes Quarterly
This is a must for libraries...

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780810814387
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
06/28/1992
Edition description:
1975-1980
Pages:
471
Product dimensions:
5.84(w) x 8.76(h) x 1.19(d)

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