A History of Broadcasting in the United States
By (author) Douglas Gomery
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History of Broadcasting in the United States by Douglas Gomery
Book DescriptionThis powerful history of broadcasting in the United States goes beyond traditional accounts to explore the field's important social, political, and cultural ramifications. It examines how broadcasting has been organized as a business throughout much of the 20th century, and focuses on the aesthetics of programming over the years. * Surveys four key broadcasting periods from 1921 to 1996, drawing on a range of new sources to examine recent changes in the field, including coverage of the recent impact of cable TV and home video * Includes new data from collections at the Library of Congress and the Library of American Broadcasting * Ideal for anyone seeking a readable history of the field, offering the most current coverage available
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781405122825
(241mm x 171mm x 22mm)
Imprint: Wiley-Blackwell (an imprint of John Wiley & Sons Ltd)
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Publish Date: 28-Mar-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Douglas Gomery
History of Broadcasting in the United States, Hardback (March 2008)
This powerful history of broadcasting in the United States goes beyond traditional accounts to explore the field's important social, political, and cultural ramifications. It examines how broadcasting has been organized as a business throughout much of the 20th century, and focuses on the aesthetics of programming over the years.
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Coming of Sound, Paperback (January 2005)» View all books by Douglas Gomery
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Author Biography - Douglas Gomery
Douglas Gomery is Resident Scholar at the Library of American Broadcasting, University of Maryland. His credits include 19 books and more than a thousand articles. He won national book awards for his Shared Pleasures and Who Owns the Media? and he has recently been declared the winner of the distinguished scholar award from the Broadcast Education Association.
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