Summary: ONLY CONNECT provides a comprehensive history of American broadcasting from its earliest days in radio, through the rise of television, to the current era of digital media and the Internet. It views broadcasting as a vital component of American cultural identity, placing the development of U.S. radio, television, and new media in the context of social and cultural change. Each chapter opens with a discussion of the historical period, thoroughly traces the development
of media policy, the growth of media industries, and the history of U.S. broadcast programming, and closes with a look at the major ways that radio and television have been understood and discussed throughout American history. Students learn not just about broadcasting, but also about U.S. history and American culture as well.
Summary: ONLY CONNECT provides a comprehensive history of American broadcasting from its earliest days in radio, through the rise of television, to the current era of digital media and the Internet. It views broadcasting as a vital component of American cultural identity, placing the development of U.S. radio, television, and new media in the context of social and cultural change. Each chapter opens with a discussion of the historical period, thoroughly traces the development of media policy, the growth of media industries, and the history of U.S. broadcast programming, and closes with a look at the major ways that radio and television have been understood and discussed throughout American history. Students learn not just about broadcasting, but also about U.S. history and American culture as well. ...show less
Edition/Copyright:2ND 07 Cover: Paperback Publisher:Wadsworth, Inc Published: 03/01/2006 International: No
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1. Making History. 2. Before Broadcasting. 3. Broadcasting Begins 1919 to 1926. 4. The Network Age, 1926 to 1940. 5. Radio for Everyone, 1926 to 1940. 6. War at Home and Abroad, 1940 to 1945. 7. At Last Television, 1945 to 1955. 8. The Domesticated Medium. 9. The Classic Network System, 1965 to 1975. 10. Rising Discontent, 1975 to 1985. 11. The Big Change, 1985 to 1995. 12. All that Rises Must Converge Regulation and Industry in the New Millennium. 13. Convergence Culture in the New Millennium. 14. Conclusion TV after TV
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