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Public Radio And Television In America

Author : Ralph Engelman
ISBN : 9781506339689
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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The origins and evolution of the major insititutions in the United States for noncommercial radio and television are explored in this unique volume. Ralph Engelman examines the politics behind the development of National Public Radio, Radio Pacifica and the Public Broadcasting Service. He traces the changing social forces that converged to launch and shape these institutions from the Second World War to the present day. The book challenges several commonly held beliefs - including that the mass media is simply a manipulative tool - and concludes that public broadcasting has an enormous potential as an emancipatory vehicle.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

The Hidden Screen Low Power Television In America

Author : Robert L. Hilliard
ISBN : 9781315501796
Genre : Political Science
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This text explores the industry of low-power television (LPTV) in America. It covers what LPTV is and how it got started, who the broadcasters are and their viewers, LPTV's significance in contemporary society and culture, and the challenges it faces in the late 1990s and the millennium.
Category: Political Science

Television In America

Author : George A. Comstock
ISBN : 0803912447
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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A concise, readable, and informative analysis of the influence of television on the habits and manners of the American television public. Bringing together three schools of thought -- empirical research, theory, and speculative extrapolation -- this work interprets the result of thirty years of research by psychologists, sociologists, political behaviouralists, and mass communication researchers. 'It is an intelligently written and timely text...Broad in scope, yet specific in much of its content, aimed at informing rather than reforming. Television in America can provide a much needed perspective to all educated Americans in assessing the impact of television.' -- Contemporary Education, Vol 55 No 4, 1984
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

The Origins Of Television News In America

Author : Mike Conway
ISBN : 1433106027
Genre : History
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This is the first in-depth look at the development of the television newscast, the most popular source of news for over forty-five years. During the 1940s, most journalists ignored or dismissed television, leaving the challenge to a small group of people working above New York City’s Grand Central Terminal. Without the pressures of ratings, sponsors, company oversight, or many viewers, the group refused to recreate newspapers, radio, or newsreels on the new medium. They experimented, argued, tested, and eventually settled on a format to exploit television’s strengths. This book documents that process, challenging common myths – including the importance of a popular anchor, and television’s inability to communicate non-visual stories – and crediting those whose work was critical in the formation of television as a news format, and illustrating the pressures and professional roadblocks facing those who dare question journalistic traditions of any era.
Category: History

Student Television In America

Author : Tony Silvia
ISBN : 0813821606
Genre : Performing Arts
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This work compiles information about running and advising a student television station. The authors detail what it takes to operate a student station from start-up to programming, from business concerns to public relations. Using case studies, they examine current practices in student television.
Category: Performing Arts

Television In America

Author : Michael D. Murray
ISBN : 0813829690
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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A collection of articles celebrating the pioneers of local stations who made a difference in the industry. Based on station resources, interviews, and city and state histories, the articles tell of the founding and evolution of progressive television stations.
Category: Technology & Engineering

Television In Black And White America

Author : Alan Nadel
ISBN : UOM:39015062852325
Genre : Performing Arts
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Argues that primetime television shows in the United States tend to be exclusionary, rather than inclusive, because they define white characters as normative in scripted dramas and portray blacks as peripheral to a world defined as white.
Category: Performing Arts

Television In America

Author : Thomas G. Aylesworth
ISBN : 0671081950
Genre : Performing Arts
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In 1946, after World War ll, television began to burst up on the American scence with a speed unforeseen even by the most optimistic leaders of the industry.
Category: Performing Arts

That S The Way It Is

Author : Charles L. Ponce de Leon
ISBN : 9780226256092
Genre : History
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When critics decry the current state of our public discourse, one reliably easy target is television news. It’s too dumbed-down, they say; it’s no longer news but entertainment, celebrity-obsessed and vapid. The critics may be right. But, as Charles L. Ponce de Leon explains in That’s the Way It Is, TV news has always walked a fine line between hard news and fluff. The familiar story of decline fails to acknowledge real changes in the media and Americans’ news-consuming habits, while also harking back to a golden age that, on closer examination, is revealed to be not so golden after all. Ponce de Leon traces the entire history of televised news, from the household names of the late 1940s and early ’50s, like Eric Sevareid, Edward R. Murrow, and Walter Cronkite, through the rise of cable, the political power of Fox News, and the satirical punch of Colbert and Stewart. He shows us an industry forever in transition, where newsmagazines and celebrity profiles vie with political news and serious investigations. The need for ratings success—and the lighter, human interest stories that can help bring it—Ponce de Leon makes clear, has always sat uneasily alongside a real desire to report hard news. Highlighting the contradictions and paradoxes at the heart of TV news, and telling a story rich in familiar figures and fascinating anecdotes, That’s the Way It Is will be the definitive account of how television has showed us our history as it happens.
Category: History

Public Television In America

Author : Eli M. Noam
ISBN : 3892043884
Genre : Performing Arts
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This book examines the challenges public television faces today, including technological advcances, increased scrutiny, and long-term funding.
Category: Performing Arts