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Author Gomery, Douglas, author.

Title A history of broadcasting in the United States / Douglas Gomery.

Publication Info. Malden, MA : Blackwell Publishing, 2008.


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library Non-Fiction    384.5409 GOM    Available
1 copy being processed for GDL Central Library Non-Fiction.
Description xvi, 357 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
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Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Preface: Why a history of broadcasting in the USA? -- Introduction: Broadcasting's beginning : the big bang -- Part I: The network radio era, 1921-1950. Industrial innovation and diffusion : the radio networks ; Radio's social, cultural, and political impact : the first mass medium ; The development of a new aesthetic : sounds -- Part II: Transition, 1945-1957. TV replaces radio in the living room ; Radio reinvents itself : top 40 and beyond -- Part III: Network television dominates, 1958-1982. CBS, NBC, and ABC covering the USA ; Network TV's social, cultural, and political impact ; The genre machine : from Maverick to M*A*S*H* -- Part IV: Contemporary history, 1982-1996. Radio : The FM era ; Television : remote control paradise -- Epilogue: Still a broadcasting nation : 1996 and into the future -- Appendix: Sorry, wrong number.
Summary This book surveys four key broadcasting periods from 1921 to 1996, and includes coverage of the recent impact of cable TV and home video. It presents new data from collections at the Library of Congress and the Library of American Broadcasting. Eschewing traditional coverage of FCC decisions and the physical nature of broadcasting, it considers issues of race, class, and gender while situating the industry firmly within the context of politics, society, and culture -- from cover.
Subject Broadcasting -- United States -- History.
Added Title Broadcasting in the United States
Other Form: Online version: Gomery, Douglas. History of broadcasting in the United States. Malden, MA : Blackwell Pub., 2008 (OCoLC)654522449
ISBN 9781405122818 (hbk. ; alk. paper)
1405122811 (hbk. ; alk. paper)
9781405122825 (pbk. ; alk. paper)
140512282X (pbk. ; alk. paper)

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