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作者 Winn, J. Emmett
書名 Transmitting the Past : Historical and Cultural Perspectives on Broadcasting
出版項 Tuscaloosa : University of Alabama Press, 2005
©2005
國際標準書號 9780817383008 (electronic bk.)
9780817314538
book jacket
說明 1 online resource (263 pages)
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附註 Intro -- Contents -- From Marconi to Cop Rock: An Introduction to Broadcasting History -- 1. Radio Mars: The Transformation of Marconi's Popular Image, 1919-1922 -- 2. The Davis Amendment and the Federal Radio Act of 1927: Evaluating External Pressures in Policy Making -- 3. Wrestling with Corporate Identity: De¤ning Television Programming Strategy at NBC, 1945-1950 -- 4. The Importance of Colorization of Motion Pictures and Syndicated Television Programs to Broadcasting, 1985-1990 -- 5. WAPI: Entertainment and Sports Broadcasting at an Educational Radio Station in the 1920s -- 6. Femmes Boff Program Toppers: Women Break into Prime Time, 1943-1948 -- 7. Space and the Speed of Sound: Mobile Media, 1950s Broadcasting, and Suburbia -- 8. Cop Rock Reconsidered: Formula, Fragments, Failure, and Foreshadowing in Genre Evolution -- 9. Sex, Society, and Double Standards in Cheers -- Appendix 1: Monitor's Broadcast Schedule -- Appendix 2: Cop Rock Episodes -- Appendix 3: Eleventh-Season Cheers Episodes -- Selected Bibliography -- Contributors -- Index
Original essays exploring important developments in radio and television broadcasting. The essays included in this collection represent some of the best cultural and historical research on broadcasting in the U. S. today. Each one concentrates on a particular event in broadcast history-beginning with Marconi's introduction of wireless technology in 1899. Michael Brown examines newspaper reporting in America of Marconi's belief in Martians, stories that effectively rendered Marconi inconsequential to the further development of radio. The widespread installation of radios in automobiles in the 1950s, Matthew Killmeier argues, paralleled the development of television and ubiquitous middle-class suburbia in America. Heather Hundley analyzes depictions of male and female promiscuity as presented in the sitcom Cheers at a time concurrent with media coverage of the AIDS crisis. Fritz Messere examines the Federal Radio Act of 1927 and the clash of competing ideas about what role radio should play in American life. Chad Dell recounts the high-brow programming strategy NBC adopted in 1945 to distinguish itself from other networks. And George Plasketes studies the critical reactions to Cop Rock, an ill-fated combination of police drama and musical, as an example of society's resistance to genre-mixing or departures from formulaic programming. The result is a collection that represents some of the most recent and innovative scholarship, cultural and historical, on the intersections of broadcasting and American cultural, political, and economic life
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Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2020. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries
鏈接 Print version: Winn, J. Emmett Transmitting the Past : Historical and Cultural Perspectives on Broadcasting Tuscaloosa : University of Alabama Press,c2005 9780817314538
主題 Radio broadcasting -- United States -- History.;Television broadcasting -- United States -- History.;Radio broadcasting -- Social aspects -- United States.;Television broadcasting -- Social aspects -- United States
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Alt Author Dell, Chad
Ferguson, Douglas
Hilmes, Michele
Hundley, Heather
Killmeier, Matthew A
Plasketes, George
Brumbeloe, Samuel J
Messere, Fritz
Brinson, Susan Lorene
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