Television Drama Series Programming: A Comprehensive Chronicle, 1959-1975

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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 second volume of the long-anticipated 6-volume series. 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.

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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...
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An essential reference series...the premier chronicler of video drama, Giamakos has produced a singular achievement...no research library should be without the set.
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...extraordinary...
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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.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780810811164
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
  • Publication date: 8/28/1992
  • Edition description: 1959-1975
  • Pages: 806
  • Product dimensions: 5.78 (w) x 8.70 (h) x 1.99 (d)

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