A Concise History
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Television by David Marc
Book Description"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. It 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. It includes interview segments with industry insiders, pictures, and sidebars to illustrate important figures, trends, and events.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780631215448
(226mm x 154mm x 9mm)
Imprint: Blackwell Publishers
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Publish Date: 25-Oct-2004
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author David Marc
Our Movie Houses, Hardback (July 2008)
Conventional screen histories tend to concentrate on New York City and Hollywood in chronicling the evolution of American cinema. Notwithstanding the tremendous contribution of both cities, Syracuse and Central New York also played a strategic - yet little-known - role in early screen history. This book details the origins of American film.
Television, Hardback (October 2004)
Integrating three major concerns - television as an industry, a technology, and an art - this book is a basic primer on the complex, and often overlooked story of television and its impact on American life. It also includes interview segments with industry insiders, pictures, and sidebars to illustrate important figures, trends, and events.
Bonfire of the Humanities, Paperback (July 1998)» View all books by David Marc
This work focuses on the relationship between the rise of the multi-media environment - television and motion pictures - and the decline of the humanities in academia, the changing role of print literacy, and the disintegration of historical consciousness.
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Author Biography - David Marc
David Marc is a writer and editor who teaches at Syracuse University and Le Moyne College. He is the author of Demographic Vistas (1984; 1996), Comic Visions (1989; Blackwell, 1997) and Bonfire of the Humanities (1995). Robert J. Thompson is a Professor at Syracuse University, where he heads the Center for the Study of Popular Television at the S. I. Newhouse School of Public Communications. His books include Adventures on Prime Time (1990) and Television's Second Golden Age (1996).
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