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Table Of Contents

PREFACE
NO SMALL POTATOES
Communication and Transportation: The Divorce
Water, Water Everywhere
Say What?
The Show Business
Radical Consumerism Occupies the Middle
Networking
Quality Control
A BURNING BUSH?
Broadcasting: Love It or Need It?
A Vertical System of Culture
Compatible Software
Sets
Getting with the Program
The Origins of ABC
CORRUPTION AND PLATEAU
Technology
Industry
Scandals and Shake-Outs
DULL AS PAINT AND JUST AS COLORFUL
TV Rules
Just Plain Folks
Television Gothic
A MYTH IS AS GOOD AS A SMILE
When No News Was Good News...in Prime Time
Shows Without Trees
As Real As It Got
Regulation and Social Effects
Programming and the Television Industry
OLIGOPOLY LOST AND FOUND
The Train and the Station
The Shock of the News
The Third Mask of Janus
INDEX
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Television in the Antenna Age: A Concise History

Television in the Antenna Age: A Concise History

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Television in the Antenna Age is a brief, accessible, and engaging overview of the medium’s history and development in the US. Integrating three major concerns--television as an industry, a technology, and an art—the book is a basic primer on the complex, fascinating, and often overlooked story of television and its impact on American life.

Covers the entire history of American television, from its urban, middle-class beginnings in the late 40s, to the contemporary impact of new technologies and consolidated corporate.

Includes interview segments with industry insiders, pictures, and sidebars to illustrate important figures, trends, and events

Television in the Antenna Age is a brief, accessible, and engaging overview of the medium’s history and development in the US. Integrating three major concerns--television as an industry, a technology, and an art—the book is a basic primer on the complex, fascinating, and often overlooked story of television and its impact on American life.

Covers the entire history of American television, from its urban, middle-class beginnings in the late 40s, to the contemporary impact of new technologies and consolidated corporate.

Includes interview segments with industry insiders, pictures, and sidebars to illustrate important figures, trends, and events

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