Television: An International History

Television: An International History

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Television: An International History by Anthony Smith, Richard Paterson

Here is a fully revised and expanded new edition of a major international history of our most influential cultural phenomenon. Readers will find an invaluable resource that describes television and its advantages from its technical conception in the 19th century through the bewildering multimedia developments of the present. 24 pages of color and b&w plates.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780198119999
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date: 11/02/1995
Edition description: Older Edition
Pages: 420
Product dimensions: 7.63(w) x 10.00(h) x 1.20(d)
Lexile: 1440L (what's this?)

About the Author

Anthony Smith worked as a producer at the BBC from 1960-1971 and was Director of the British Film Institute from 1979-1988. He has been President of Magdalen College, Oxford, since 1988.
Richard Paterson is Head of Media, Education, and Research at the British Film Institute in London.

Table of Contents

Introduction, Anthony Smith
PART 1. ORIGINS AND INSTITUTIONS
1. The Invention of Television, Albert Abrahamson
2. The Beginnings of American Television, William Boddy
3. Television as a Public Service Medium, Anthony Smith
PART 2. FORMS AND GENRES
4. Drama and Entertainment, Richard Paterson
5. Non-Fiction Television, William Boddy
6. Sport, Steven Barnett
7. Political Ceremony and Instant History, Daniel Dayan and Elihu Katz
PART 3. TELEVISION AND SOCIETY
8. Television in the Home and Family, Susan Briggs
9. Taste, Decency, and Standards, Colin Shaw
10. Terrorism, Philip Schlesinger
PART 4
11. The American Networks, Les Brown
12. Canada, Marc Raboy
13. Japan, Hidetoshi Kato
14. The Arab World, Douglas Boyd
15. The Third World, Dietrich Berwanger
16. South Asia, Pradip N. Thomas
17. Australia, Elizabeth Jacka and Leley Johnson
18. Scandinavia, Netherlands, Belgium, Trine Syvertsen and Eli Skogerb
19. Africa, Charles Okigbo
20. China, Zhao Bin
21. Latin America, Sylvio Waisband
Epilogue: The Future, Richard Paterson and Anthony Smith
Further Reading
Television Museums and Archives

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