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Biographical Encyclopedia Of American Radio

Author : Christopher H. Sterling
ISBN : 9781136993756
Genre : Performing Arts
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The Biographical Encyclopedia of American Radio presents the very best biographies of the internationally acclaimed three-volume Encyclopedia of Radio in a single volume. It includes more than 200 biographical entries on the most important and influential American radio personalities, writers, producers, directors, newscasters, and network executives. With 23 new biographies and updated entries throughout, this volume covers key figures from radio’s past and present including Glenn Beck, Jessie Blayton, Fred Friendly, Arthur Godfrey, Bob Hope, Don Imus, Rush Limbaugh, Ryan Seacrest, Laura Schlesinger, Red Skelton, Nina Totenberg, Walter Winchell, and many more. Scholarly but accessible, this encyclopedia provides an unrivaled guide to the voices behind radio for students and general readers alike.
Category: Performing Arts

The Concise Encyclopedia Of American Radio

Author : Christopher H. Sterling
ISBN : 9781135176839
Genre : Performing Arts
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The average American listens to the radio three hours a day. In light of recent technological developments such as internet radio, some argue that the medium is facing a crisis, while others claim we are at the dawn of a new radio revolution. The Concise Encyclopedia of American Radio is an essential single-volume reference guide to this vital and evolving medium. It brings together the best and most important entries from the three-volume Museum of Broadcast Communications Encyclopedia of Radio, edited by Christopher Sterling. Comprised of more than 300 entries spanning the invention of radio to the Internet, The Concise Encyclopedia of American Radio addresses personalities, music genres, regulations, technology, programming and stations, the "golden age" of radio and other topics relating to radio broadcasting throughout its history. The entries are updated throughout and the volume includes nine new entries on topics ranging from podcasting to the decline of radio. The Concise Encyclopedia of American Radio include suggestions for further reading as complements to most of the articles, biographical details for all person-entries, production credits for programs, and a comprehensive index.
Category: Performing Arts

The Handbook Of Communication History

Author : Peter Simonson
ISBN : 9781136514319
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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The Handbook of Communication History addresses central ideas, social practices, and media of communication as they have developed across time, cultures, and world geographical regions. It attends to both the varieties of communication in world history and the historical investigation of those forms in communication and media studies. The Handbook editors view communication as encompassing patterns, processes, and performances of social interaction, symbolic production, material exchange, institutional formation, social praxis, and discourse. As such, the history of communication cuts across social, cultural, intellectual, political, technological, institutional, and economic history. The volume examines the history of communication history; the history of ideas of communication; the history of communication media; and the history of the field of communication. Readers will explore the history of the object under consideration (relevant practices, media, and ideas), review its manifestations in different regions and cultures (comparative dimensions), and orient toward current thinking and historical research on the topic (current state of the field). As a whole, the volume gathers disparate strands of communication history into one volume, offering an accessible and panoramic view of the development of communication over time and geographical places, and providing a catalyst to further work in communication history.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Historical Dictionary Of American Radio

Author : Frederic Leigh
ISBN : 0313296367
Genre : Performing Arts
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A comprehensive resource of American radio history including over 100 authors and covering over 600 different topics, fully cross-referenced and indexed. Entries are arranged alphabetically and written by some of the leading scholars including Erik Barnouw, Louisa Benjamin, Ronald Caray, Kenneth Harwood, Michael Kitross, Larry Lichty, Christopher Sterling, Kyu Ho Youm, Robert Avery, Marvin Bensman, Michael D. Murray, and others of the discipline. Each entry also contains references for further study as well as internet source materials. An Introduction and Radio Chronology provide the historical framework for the topics. This dictionary will be of interest to students and scholars interested in radio, television, communications, communications history, and electronic media. It will also be of interest to professionals in the field. As a library source it will be a welcome addition to academic, professional, as well as public library collections.
Category: Performing Arts

From Radio To The Big Screen

Author : Hal Erickson
ISBN : 9780786477579
Genre : Performing Arts
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"Erickson is one of those select few writers who can always be counted on to produce a quality book. His writing is informative, breezy, and most entertaining. I never have to worry about the information contained in one of his books; in fact, I learn a great deal from his impeccable research…he also sprinkles his text with interesting tidbits. This new book is no exception…. Erickson has given us a substantial history of these films and series…a pleasure to read and I recommend you get this excellent book."--Classic Images There was a time when "American popular entertainment" referred only to radio and motion pictures. With the coming of talking pictures, Hollywood cashed in on the success of big-time network radio by bringing several of the public's favorite broadcast personalities and programs to the screen. The results, though occasionally successful, often proved conclusively that some things are better heard than seen. Concentrating primarily on radio's Golden Age (1926-1962), this lively history discusses the cinematic efforts of airwave stars Rudy Vallee, Amos 'n' Andy, Fred Allen, Joe Penner, Fibber McGee & Molly, Edgar Bergen, Lum & Abner, and many more. Also analyzed are the movie versions of such radio series as The Shadow, Dr. Christian and The Life of Riley. In addition, two recent films starring contemporary radio headliners Howard Stern and Garrison Keillor are given their due.
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On The Air

Author : John Dunning
ISBN : 0195076788
Genre : Performing Arts
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A comprehensive reference of the radio shows of the 1930s, 1940s, and 1950s has entries arranged in alphabetical order and includes each show's history, timeslot, network, advertisers, cast members, and much more. UP.
Category: Performing Arts

The Biographical Encyclopedia Of Jazz

Author : the late Leonard Feather
ISBN : 9780199886401
Genre : Reference
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Do you want to know when Duke Ellington was king of The Cotton Club? Have you ever wondered how old Miles Davis was when he got his first trumpet? From birth dates to gig dates and from recordings to television specials, Leonard Feather and Ira Gitler have left no stone unturned in their quest for accurate, detailed information on the careers of 3.300 jazz musicians from around the world. We learn that Duke Ellington worked his magic at The Cotton Club from 1927 to 1931, and that on Miles Davis's thirteenth birthday, his father gave him his first trumpet. Jazz is fast moving, and this edition clearly and concisely maps out an often dizzying web of professional associations. We find, for instance, that when Miles Davis was a St. Louis teenager he encountered Charlie Parker and Dizzy Gillespie for the first time. This meeting proved fateful, and by 1945 a nineteen-year-old Davis had left Juilliard to play with Parker on 52nd Street. Knowledge of these professional alliances, along with the countless others chronicled in this book, are central to tracing the development of significant jazz movements, such as the "cool jazz" that became one of Miles Davis's hallmarks. Arranged alphabetically according to last name, each entry of this book chronologically lists the highlights of every jazz musician's career. Highly accessible and vigorously researched, The Biographical Encyclopedia of Jazz is, quite simply, the most comprehensive jazz encyclopedia available.
Category: Reference

A Biographical Encyclopedia Of Scientists And Inventors In American Film And Tv Si

Author : A. Bowdoin Van Riper
ISBN : 9780810881280
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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In this first in-depth study of how historic scientists and inventors have been portrayed on screen, A Biographical Encyclopedia of Scientists and Inventors in American Film and TV since 1930 catalogs nearly 300 separate performances and includes essays on the screen images of more than 80 historic scientists, inventors, engineers, and medical researchers.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Biographical Encyclopedia Of Astronomers

Author : Thomas Hockey
ISBN : 1441999183
Genre : Science
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The Biographical Encyclopedia of Astronomers is a unique and valuable resource for historians and astronomers alike. It includes approx. 1850 biographical sketches on astronomers from antiquity to modern times. It is the collective work of 430 authors edited by an editorial board of 8 historians and astronomers. This reference provides biographical information on astronomers and cosmologists by utilizing contemporary historical scholarship. The fully corrected and updated second edition adds approximately 300 biographical sketches. Based on ongoing research and feedback from the community, the new entries will fill gaps and provide expansions. In addition, greater emphasis on Russo phone astronomers and radio astronomers is given. Individual entries vary from 100 to 1500 words, including the likes of the super luminaries such as Newton and Einstein, as well as lesser-known astronomers like Galileo's acolyte, Mario Guiducci.
Category: Science

Encyclopedia Of American Gospel Music

Author : W. K. McNeil
ISBN : 0415941792
Genre : Music
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The 'Encyclopedia of American Gospel Music' is the first comprehensive reference to cover all aspects of gospel music in the United States, highlighting how African-American and white gospel tradition interconnect. This work is a complete survey of this important genre, relating its origins and development.
Category: Music

Encyclopedia Of American Radio 1920 1960

Author : Luther F. Sies
ISBN : UOM:39015050269888
Genre : Performing Arts
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This encyclopedic work comprehensively covers the performers and programming on American radio from its inception to its golden age. Extensively researched over the course of more than twenty years, this new work is the definitive source for scholars of communication, social and cultural history and the popular arts, as well as devoted fans of radio history. The encyclopedia includes entries for programs, announcers, orchestras, musicians, vocalists, comedians, vocal groups, readers, whistlers, musical saw soloists, ministers, sports commentators, reviewers (of books, plays and movies), celebrities, and other personnel broadcasting over American radio from the 1920s to the 1960s. Additional entries cover commercial radio, educational broadcasting, firsts in radio history, opera on radio, religious broadcasting, sports broadcasting, women in radio, border radio, children's programs, comedy on radio, crime shows and mysteries, daytime dramatic serials, and disk jockeys, among other topics.
Category: Performing Arts

Biographical Encyclopedia Of Scientists

Author : John Daintith
ISBN : 1420072722
Genre : Science
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New Edition of a Highly Regarded Reference As the first fully updated version in almost a decade, this comprehensive compendium brings together 2400 scientists who have made important contributions to the wide world of science. Rather than a Who’s-Who style laundry list, this user-friendly resource provides essential biographical information and focuses on scientific achievement. Indeed, it is as much a book about science as it is about the notable scientists who comprise the field. Biographical Encyclopedia of Scientists, Third Edition concentrates on the 'traditional pure’ sciences of physics, chemistry, biology, astronomy, and the earth sciences. It also covers medicine and mathematics and includes a selection of people who have made important contributions to engineering, technology, anthropology, psychology, and philosophy. Including 29 illustrations of key scientific concepts and discoveries, this definitive collection also contains helpful resources such as a pronunciation guide, cross references, quotations, a subject index, timeline of key scientific events, and list of useful Websites. Contains More Biographies than Other Comparably Sized Titles Written by a recognized authority in the field, the uncomplicated prose eases readers into sophisticated concepts, like abstract mathematics and modern theoretical physics. The book highlights all Nobel Prize winners and popular scientists such as Keith Campbell, Ian Wilmut, and John Nash. Compiled in A-Z style, this work is the authoritative volume of its kind with more than 200 new entries in its latest edition.
Category: Science

Complete Biographical Encyclopedia Of Pulitzer Prize Winners 1917 2000

Author : Heinz-D. Fischer
ISBN : 9783110955743
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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The School of Journalism at Columbia University has awarded the Pulitzer Prize since 1917. Nowadays there are prizes in 21 categories from the fields of journalism, literature and music. The Pulitzer Prize Archive presents the history of this award from its beginnings to the present: In parts A to E the awarding of the prize in each category is documented, commented and arranged chronologically. Part F covers the history of the prize biographically and bibliographically. Part G provides the background to the decisions.
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The Scribner Encyclopedia Of American Lives

Author : Kenneth T. Jackson
ISBN : 0684806444
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Presents more than 500 brief biographies of significant American figures, summarizing each figure's family history, education, spouses and marriage history, occupation, cause of death, achievements, and legacy.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Historical Dictionary Of American Radio Soap Operas

Author : Jim Cox
ISBN : UOM:39015062863850
Genre : Performing Arts
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"The dictionary section, comprised of more than 500 entries, provides vignettes of the more popular and also less well-known "soaps," including Back Stage Wife, Our Gal Sunday, Pepper Young's Family, and The Guiding Light. Other entries explore the actors and actresses, announcers, scriptwriters, networks, and even the sponsors who brought these programs to life. Basic themes, stock characters, and gimmicks are also detailed. The introduction defines soap opera, examines the span of the radio serial, reviews its origins and its demise, and focuses on the character types that made up its denizens. The chronology outlines the period and the bibliography offers further reading. Together, these elements form a comprehensive reference work that researchers and radio lovers will find invaluable."--BOOK JACKET.
Category: Performing Arts

Encyclopedia Of American Radio 1920 1960 Entries 28041 35976 S Z Appendices Bibliography Indexes

Author : Luther F. Sies
ISBN : STANFORD:36105210558313
Genre : Radio broadcasting
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"This work is the source for scholars of communication, social and cultural history and the popular arts, as well as devoted fans of radio history. New entries include information on such topics as gender discrimination in radio; holidays on the airwaves; husband and wife teams; minstrel shows, vaudeville, and burlesque; Scopes "monkey" trial broadcasts; and super heroes"--Provided by publisher.
Category: Radio broadcasting

Encyclopedia Of American Journalism

Author : Stephen L. Vaughn
ISBN : 9781135880194
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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The Encyclopedia of American Journalism explores the distinctions found in print media, radio, television, and the internet. This work seeks to document the role of these different forms of journalism in the formation of America's understanding and reaction to political campaigns, war, peace, protest, slavery, consumer rights, civil rights, immigration, unionism, feminism, environmentalism, globalization, and more. This work also explores the intersections between journalism and other phenomena in American Society, such as law, crime, business, and consumption. The evolution of journalism's ethical standards is discussed, as well as the important libel and defamation trials that have influenced journalistic practice, its legal protection, and legal responsibilities. Topics covered include: Associations and Organizations; Historical Overview and Practice; Individuals; Journalism in American History; Laws, Acts, and Legislation; Print, Broadcast, Newsgroups, and Corporations; Technologies.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines