The Broadcast Century and Beyond: A Biography of American Broadcasting / Edition 4

The Broadcast Century and Beyond: A Biography of American Broadcasting / Edition 4

by Robert L Hilliard, Michael C Keith, Michael C. Keith
     
 

ISBN-10: 0240805704

ISBN-13: 9780240805702

Pub. Date: 10/14/2004

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

The ability of radio and television to educate, enlighten, and stimulate the contemporary mind

is perhaps the most important of all modern technological developments. The Broadcast Century and Beyond,

Third Edition, places the communication revolution in a comprehensive chronological context, allowing

readers to fully grasp the media's

Overview

The ability of radio and television to educate, enlighten, and stimulate the contemporary mind

is perhaps the most important of all modern technological developments. The Broadcast Century and Beyond,

Third Edition, places the communication revolution in a comprehensive chronological context, allowing

readers to fully grasp the media's profound impact on the political, social, and economic spheres. Numerous

personal retrospectives from broadcast pioneers, including Garrison Keillor, Julia Child, Norman Corwin,

and Steve Allen, add an intimate dimension to this eminently readable narrative. Also included is a current

events timeline, which runs throughout the entire length of the book. Featured in the timeline are

milestones in radio and television development as well as world events, allowing readers to place the

progress of media in a larger historical perspective. Over two hundred illustrations and photographs are

provided that reflect the changes and growth of radio and television. The third edition will include a

year-by-year presentation of the important media events of the 1990s, as well as a new chapter that

presents the upcoming developments for the new century and their probable impact on broadcasting.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780240805702
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
10/14/2004
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
360
Product dimensions:
7.24(w) x 10.26(h) x 0.65(d)

Table of Contents

Preface

In the Beginning: Genesis to 1920

The Roaring 20s: Promise Chaos, and Controls

The Terrible 30s: Profit Amid Depression

The Furious 40s: War and Recovery Full of Sound and Fury, Signifying Transition to TV

The Fearful 50s: Broadcasting and Blacklisting A Decade of Shame

The Soaring 60s: Awakening, Rebellion, and the Moon

The Shifting 70s: Q and A and Jiggle

The Techno-Edged 80s: Teflon, Tinsel, and Me

The Cyber 90s: Toward a New Century

The New Century 2000: Webs and Digits

Further Reading

Index

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