Everybody loves TV themes from the silly Mr. Ed & The Addams Family to the intense Mission: Impossible & Peter Gunn to the atmospheric Hill Street Blues & The X-Files. This book offers the complete story of this important musical style. Chapters are by genre from cop & detective shows, through Westerns, sci-fi & fantasy, TV drama, sitcoms, action-adventure, news, cartoons & documentaries, & movies & miniseries. Provides the real stories of the composers who worked to create the memorable music we all love. Includes: Dave Brubeck, Duke Ellington, Quincy Jones, John Williams, Richard Rodgers, & Morton Gould. Rare photos.