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The Broadcast Century and Beyond

The Broadcast Century and Beyond Author Robert L Hilliard
ISBN-10 9781136027376
Release 2012-10-02
Pages 389
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The Broadcast Century and Beyond is a popular history of the most influential and innovative industry of the century. The story of broadcasting is told in a direct and informal style, blending personal insight and authoritative scholarship to fully capture the many facets of this dynamic industry. The book vividly depicts the events, people, programs, and companies that made television and radio dominant forms of communication. The latest edition includes coverage of all the technologies that have emerged over the past decade and discusses the profound impact they have had on the broadcasting industry in political, social, and economic spheres. "Broadcasting as a whole has been completely revolutionized with the advent of YouTube, podcasting, iphones, etc, and the authors show how this closing of world-wide broadcasting channels affects the industry.



The Broadcast Century

The Broadcast Century Author Robert L. Hilliard
ISBN-10 0240802624
Release 1997
Pages 310
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Now in paperback, The Broadcast Century, Second Edition is a popular history of the most influential and innovative industry of this century. The story of broadcasting is told in a direct and informal style, blending personal insight and authoritative scholarship to fully capture the many facets of this dynamic industry. The book vividly depicts the events, people, programs, and companies that made television and radio dominant forms of communication. Numerous personal retrospectives from leading figures in broadcasting, including Garrison Keillor, Julia Child, Norman Corwin, and Steve Allen add an intimate dimension to this eminently readable narrative, while a book-length, running time-line of world and media events and two hundred illustrations continually orient readers to periods and places. This second edition adds new information about the rapidly changing aspects of broadcasting in the 90s, making this the most up-to-date perspective on the media. New edition of an important text; now in paperback. 'Retroboxes'- personal retrospectives by dozens of renowned people in the history of broadcasting. Timeline running across every page compares, at a glance, broadcasting and broader historical events.



Writing for Television Radio and New Media

Writing for Television  Radio  and New Media Author Robert Hilliard
ISBN-10 9781285465074
Release 2014-01-01
Pages 528
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WRITING FOR TELEVISION, RADIO, AND NEW MEDIA has been the leading work in its field for more than fifty years. Its frequently updated revisions, including the eleventh edition, combine the best principles and examples of the past with those of contemporary practice. Its thorough coverage of concepts, approaches, and techniques concentrates on the key media formats of commercials; news and sports; documentaries; reality programs; talk shows; interviews; music programs; corporate, educational, and children’s formats; and drama and sitcoms. The text also presents basic information that writers need to know about production techniques, demographics, copyrights, and career opportunities. /New material on social media allows today’s students to understand the continued importance of clear writing and shows them how their digital skills can transfer to career opportunities. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.



Waves of Rancor Tuning into the Radical Right

Waves of Rancor  Tuning into the Radical Right Author Robert L. Hilliard
ISBN-10 9781315503158
Release 2016-07-01
Pages 288
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The airwaves in America are being used by armed militias, conspiracy theorists, survivalists, the religious right, white supremacists, neo-Nazis, and other radical groups to reach millions with their messages of hate and fear. Waves of Rancor examines the origin, nature, and impact of right-wing electronic media, including radio, television, cable, the internet, and even music CDs.



Hollywood Speaks Out

Hollywood Speaks Out Author Robert L. Hilliard
ISBN-10 1444308513
Release 2009-04-15
Pages 280
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Hollywood Speaks Out explores that rare Hollywood feature that dared to tackle red-hot, social issues whilst American society was gripped by the convulsion and controversy they generated. Explores why Hollywood has always been risk-adverse, and how most feature flms deal with controversial issues long after the controversy is past Organized around such important issues as poverty, racism, sexism, war, anti-Semitism, and homophobia Discusses the relevance and the impact of feature films from Modern Times to WALL-E



B S I love you

B S  I love you Author Milton Berle
ISBN-10 0070049130
Release 1988
Pages 286
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This autobiography of Milton Berle's fifty years in the Friars Club features one-lines, ad libs, and risque roasts of America's past and present celebrities from the fields of entertainment, sports, politics and crime



Public Interests

Public Interests Author Allison Perlman
ISBN-10 9780813572321
Release 2016-05
Pages 256
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Winner of the 2017 Outstanding Book Award from the Popular Communication Division of the International Communication Association (ICA) Nearly as soon as television began to enter American homes in the late 1940s, social activists recognized that it was a powerful tool for shaping the nation’s views. By targeting broadcast regulations and laws, both liberal and conservative activist groups have sought to influence what America sees on the small screen. Public Interests describes the impressive battles that these media activists fought and charts how they tried to change the face of American television. Allison Perlman looks behind the scenes to track the strategies employed by several key groups of media reformers, from civil rights organizations like the NAACP to conservative groups like the Parents Television Council. While some of these campaigns were designed to improve the representation of certain marginalized groups in television programming, as Perlman reveals, they all strove for more systemic reforms, from early efforts to create educational channels to more recent attempts to preserve a space for Spanish-language broadcasting. Public Interests fills in a key piece of the history of American social reform movements, revealing pressure groups’ deep investments in influencing both television programming and broadcasting policy. Vividly illustrating the resilience, flexibility, and diversity of media activist campaigns from the 1950s onward, the book offers valuable lessons that can be applied to current battles over the airwaves.



On the Short Waves 1923 1945

On the Short Waves  1923 1945 Author Jerome S. Berg
ISBN-10 0786405066
Release 1999
Pages 272
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As radio developed in the early 1920s, the focus for most people was the AM band and stations such as KDKA, the first broadcast station. There was, however, another broadcast method that was popular among many early enthusiasts--shortwave radio. As is true today, the transmission of news and entertainment programs over shortwave frequencies permitted reception over great distances. For many in America and beyond, shortwave was an exciting aspect of the new medium. Some still tune the shortwave bands to enjoy the programming. Others pursue broadcasts for the thrill of the hunt. This book fully covers shortwave broadcasting from its beginning through World War II. A technical history examining the medium's development and use tells the story of a listener community that spanned the globe. Included are overviews of the primary shortwave stations operating worldwide in the 1930s, along with clubs and competitions, publications and prizes. A rich collection of illustrations includes many QSLs, the cards that stations sent to acknowledge receipt of their transmissions and that are much prized by long-distance collectors.



Something on My Own

 Something on My Own Author Glenn D. Smith
ISBN-10 081560887X
Release 2007
Pages 293
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"For over three decades, Berg's "Molly" fluttered about and hung out her kitchen window dispensing motherly advice laced with engaging malapropisms, insights, and lots of "schmaltz." The show offered a warmly comedic look at the lives and dreams of working-class American Jews and subtle insights into the nature of assimilation. While Molly, husband Jake, and Uncle David represent Old World Jewish stereotypes, children Rosalie and Sammy are as American as apple pie. A portrait of the immigrant experience, The Goldbergs offered a mythic idea of the American dream.".



Broadcast Hysteria

Broadcast Hysteria Author A. Brad Schwartz
ISBN-10 9780809031634
Release 2015-05-05
Pages 352
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On the evening of October 30, 1938, radio listeners across the United States heard a startling report of a meteor strike in the New Jersey countryside. With sirens blaring in the background, announcers in the field described mysterious creatures, terrifying war machines, and thick clouds of poison gas moving toward New York City. As the invading force approached Manhattan, some listeners sat transfixed, while others ran to alert neighbors or to call the police. Some even fled their homes. But the hair-raising broadcast was not a real news bulletin-it was Orson Welles's adaptation of the H. G. Wells classic The War of the Worlds. In Broadcast Hysteria, A. Brad Schwartz boldly retells the story of Welles's famed radio play and its impact. Did it really spawn a "wave of mass hysteria," as The New York Times reported? Schwartz is the first to examine the hundreds of letters sent to Orson Welles himself in the days after the broadcast, and his findings challenge the conventional wisdom. Few listeners believed an actual attack was under way. But even so, Schwartz shows that Welles's broadcast became a major scandal, prompting a different kind of mass panic as Americans debated the bewitching power of the radio and the country's vulnerability in a time of crisis. When the debate was over, American broadcasting had changed for good, but not for the better. As Schwartz tells this story, we observe how an atmosphere of natural disaster and impending war permitted broadcasters to create shared live national experiences for the first time. We follow Orson Welles's rise to fame and watch his manic energy and artistic genius at work in the play's hurried yet innovative production. And we trace the present-day popularity of "fake news" back to its source in Welles's show and its many imitators. Schwartz's original research, gifted storytelling, and thoughtful analysis make Broadcast Hysteria a groundbreaking new look at a crucial but little-understood episode in American history.



Methods of Historical Analysis in Electronic Media

Methods of Historical Analysis in Electronic Media Author Donald G. Godfrey
ISBN-10 9781135607418
Release 2006-08-15
Pages 416
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Methods of Historical Analysis in Electronic Media provides a foundation for historical research in electronic media by addressing the literature and the methods--traditional and the eclectic methods of scholarship as applied to electronic media. It is about history--broadcast electronic media history and history that has been broadcast, and also about the historiography, research written, and the research yet to be written. Divided into five parts, this book: *addresses the challenges in the application of the historical methods to broadcast history; *reviews the various methods appropriate for electronic-media research based on the nature of the object under study; *suggests new approaches to popular historical topics; *takes a broad topical look at history in broadcasting; and *provides a broad overview of what has been accomplished, a historian's challenges, and future research. Intended for students and researchers in broadcast history, Methods of Historical Analysis in Electronic Media provides an understanding of the qualitative methodological tools necessary for the study of electronic media history, and illustrates how to find primary sources for electronic media research.



A History of Broadcasting in the United States

A History of Broadcasting in the United States Author Erik Barnouw
ISBN-10 9780198020035
Release 1966-12-31
Pages 352
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Tells how radio and television became an integral part of American life, of how a toy became an industry and a force in politics, business, education, religion, and international affairs.



Radio Voices

Radio Voices Author Michele Hilmes
ISBN-10 0816626219
Release 1997
Pages 353
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Looks at the history of radio broadcasting as an aspect of American culture, and discusses social tensions, radio formats, and the roles of African Americans and women



What Can I Do Now Journalism

What Can I Do Now  Journalism Author Facts On File, Incorporated
ISBN-10 9781438133195
Release 2010
Pages 218
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Guides students on the path to a career working in journalism. Job profiles include cartoonists and illustrators, columnists/commentators, critics, editors, photo editors, and reporters.



Electronic Media

Electronic Media Author Norman J. Medoff
ISBN-10 9781136030413
Release 2013-03-20
Pages 12
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Electronic Media connects the traditional world of broadcasting with the contemporary universe of digital electronic media. It provides a synopsis of the beginnings of electronic media in broadcasting, and the subsequent advancements into digital media. Underlying the structure of the book is a "See It Then, See It Now, See It Later approach that focuses on how past innovations lay the groundwork for changing trends in technology, providing the opportunity and demand for change in both broadcasting and digital media. FYI and Zoom-In boxes point to further information, tying together the immediate and long-ranging issues surrounding electronic media. Career Tracks feature the experiences of industry experts and share tips in how to approach this challenging industry. Check out the companion website at http://www.routledge.com/cw/medoff-9780240812564/ for materials for both students and instructors.



Border Radio

Border Radio Author Gene Fowler
ISBN-10 9780292789142
Release 2010-06-28
Pages 371
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Before the Internet brought the world together, there was border radio. These mega-watt "border blaster" stations, set up just across the Mexican border to evade U.S. regulations, beamed programming across the United States and as far away as South America, Japan, and Western Europe. This book traces the eventful history of border radio from its founding in the 1930s by "goat-gland doctor" J. R. Brinkley to the glory days of Wolfman Jack in the 1960s. Along the way, it shows how border broadcasters pioneered direct sales advertising, helped prove the power of electronic media as a political tool, aided in spreading the popularity of country music, rhythm and blues, and rock, and laid the foundations for today's electronic church. The authors have revised the text to include even more first-hand information and a larger selection of photographs.



The Voice of America

The Voice of America Author Mitchell Stephens
ISBN-10 9781466879409
Release 2017-06-20
Pages 336
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The first and definitive biography of an audacious adventurer—the most famous journalist of his time—who more than anyone invented contemporary journalism. Tom Brokaw says: "Lowell Thomas so deserves this lively account of his legendary life. He was a man for all seasons." Few Americans today recognize his name, but Lowell Thomas was as well known in his time as any American journalist ever has been. Raised in a Colorado gold-rush town, Thomas covered crimes and scandals for local then Chicago newspapers. He began lecturing on Alaska, after spending eight days in Alaska. Then he assigned himself to report on World War I and returned with an exclusive: the story of “Lawrence of Arabia.” In 1930, Lowell Thomas began delivering America’s initial radio newscast. His was the trusted voice that kept Americans abreast of world events in turbulent decades – his face familiar, too, as the narrator of the most popular newsreels. His contemporaries were also dazzled by his life. In a prime-time special after Thomas died in 1981, Walter Cronkite said that Thomas had “crammed a couple of centuries worth of living” into his eighty-nine years. Thomas delighted in entering “forbidden” countries—Tibet, for example, where he met the teenaged Dalai Lama. The Explorers Club has named its building, its awards, and its annual dinner after him. Journalists in the last decades of the twentieth century—including Cronkite and Tom Brokaw—acknowledged a profound debt to Thomas. Though they may not know it, journalists today too are following a path he blazed. In The Voice of America, Mitchell Stephens offers a hugely entertaining, sometimes critical portrait of this larger than life figure.