×

Uh-oh, it looks like your Internet Explorer is out of date.

For a better shopping experience, please upgrade now.

One Nation under Television: The Rise and Decline of Network TV
     

One Nation under Television: The Rise and Decline of Network TV

by J. Fred MacDonald
 

See All Formats & Editions

ISBN-10: 0394580184

ISBN-13: 2900394580189

Pub. Date: 06/16/1990

Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group

Since commercial television emerged in the late 1940s, it has been on the cutting edge of social, political, economic, and cultural developments in the United States and the world. This book is a provacative history of how the major networks schemed to gain ratings and power, and to keep the FCC at bay. The result was the creation of limited and rigidly standardized

Overview

Since commercial television emerged in the late 1940s, it has been on the cutting edge of social, political, economic, and cultural developments in the United States and the world. This book is a provacative history of how the major networks schemed to gain ratings and power, and to keep the FCC at bay. The result was the creation of limited and rigidly standardized television offerings. Professor MacDonald examines how the introduction of cable TV in the 1980s has weakened the power of the networks and reshaped the industry.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2900394580189
Publisher:
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date:
06/16/1990
Edition description:
1st ed
Pages:
335

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Post to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews