Television in the Antenna Age

Overview

Television in the Antenna Age is a brief, accessible, and engaging overview of the medium’s history and development in the US. Integrating three major concerns—television as an industry, a technology, and an art—the book is a basic primer on the complex, fascinating, and often overlooked story of television and its impact on American life.

  • Covers the entire history of American television, from its urban, ...
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Overview

Television in the Antenna Age is a brief, accessible, and engaging overview of the medium’s history and development in the US. Integrating three major concerns—television as an industry, a technology, and an art—the book is a basic primer on the complex, fascinating, and often overlooked story of television and its impact on American life.

  • Covers the entire history of American television, from its urban, middle-class beginnings in the late 40s, to the contemporary impact of new technologies and consolidated corporate.
  • Includes interview segments with industry insiders, pictures, and sidebars to illustrate important figures, trends, and events
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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
“One could hardly ask for a more entertaining introduction to the history of entertainment media and its role in contemporary culture.” Stephen O’Leary, Annenberg School for Communication, USC
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780631215448
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 1/28/2005
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 152
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.05 (h) x 0.35 (d)

Meet the Author

David Marc is a writer and editor who teaches at Syracuse University and Le Moyne College. He is the author of Demographic Vistas (1984; 1996), Comic Visions (1989; Blackwell, 1997) and Bonfire of the Humanities (1995).

Robert J. Thompson is a Professor at Syracuse University, where he heads the Center for the Study of Popular Television at the S. I. Newhouse School of Public Communications. His books include Adventures on Prime Time (1990) and Television’s Second Golden Age (1996).

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Table of Contents

Preface.

1 No Small Potatoes.

Communication and Transportation: The Divorce / Water, Water Everywhere / Electrical Bananas / Here Comes The Judge / Say What?.

2 A Downstream Medium.

The Show Business / Radical Consumerism Occupies the Middle / Networking / Quality Control.

3 A Burning Bush.

Broadcasting: Love It or Need It? / A Vertical System of Culture / Compatible Software.

4 Staging and Screening.

Sets / Getting with the Program / The Origins of ABC.

5 Corruption and Plateau.

Scandals and Shake-outs.

6 Dull as Paint and Just as Colorful.

TV Rules / Just Plain Folks / Television Gothic.

7 A Myth is as Good as a Smile.

When No News Was Good News…in Prime Time / Shows Without Trees / As Real As it Got / Regulation and Social Effects / Programming and the Television Industry.

8 Oligopoly Lost and Found.

The Train and The Station / The Shock of The News / The Third Mask of Janus

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