A Companion to the History of American Broadcasting, Hardback Book

A Companion to the History of American Broadcasting Hardback

Edited by Aniko Bodroghkozy

Part of the Blackwell Companions in Cultural Studies series

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Presented in a single volume, this engaging review reflects on the scholarship and the historical development of American broadcastingA Companion to the History of American Broadcasting comprehensively evaluates the vibrant history of American radio and television and reveals broadcasting's influence on American history in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries.

With contributions from leading scholars on the topic, this wide-ranging anthology explores the impact of broadcasting on American culture, politics, and society from an historical perspective as well as the effect on our economic and social structures.

The text's original and accessibly-written essays offer explorations on a wealth of topics including the production of broadcast media, the evolution of various television and radio genres, the development of the broadcast ratings system, the rise of Spanish language broadcasting in the United States, broadcast activism, African Americans and broadcasting, 1950's television, and much more. This essential resource:Presents a scholarly overview of the history of radio and television broadcasting and its influence on contemporary American historyContains original essays from leading academics in the fieldExamines the role of radio in the television eraDiscusses the evolution of regulations in radio and televisionOffers insight into the cultural influence of radio and televisionAnalyzes canonical texts that helped shape the fieldWritten for students and scholars of media studies and twentieth-century history, A Companion to the History of American Broadcasting is an essential and field-defining guide to the history and historiography of American broadcasting and its many cultural, societal, and political impacts.

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  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 512 pages
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Inc
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Film, TV & radio
  • ISBN: 9781118646359

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