The History of Television

The History of Television

by Don Nardo



Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781420501629
Publisher: Gale Group
Publication date: 09/11/2009
Series: Lucent World History Series
Pages: 128
Product dimensions: 7.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range: 12 - 16 Years

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Table of Contents

Foreword 4

Important Dates in the History of Television 6

Introduction "The Air Has Eyes" 8

Chapter 1 The Early Development of TV 12

Chapter 2 Building a National Audience 25

Chapter 3 TV Becomes a Great Escape 39

Chapter 4 The Effects of TV on Society 52

Chapter 5 The Dawn of the Cable Era 64

Chapter 6 A Channel for Everyone 78

The Future of TV 89

Notes 93

For Further Reading 97

Index 99

Picture Credits 103

About the Author 104

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The History of Television 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Lover-of-learning More than 1 year ago
Longer, more comprehensive books about the history of television, written for adults, exist, of course. But for young readers this is by far the most complete, well-written, and accurate. In fact, most college students and adults will find it useful as a general overview. It covers all the major eras of TV programming, the most popular shows and stars, the important technological advances, and much more. Overall it is first-rate.