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Author Von Schilling, James A. (James Arthur)

Title The magic window : American television, 1939-1953 / James Von Schilling
Published New York : Haworth Press, [2003]
©2003
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Description 1 online resource (xi, 233 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates) : illustrations
Series Haworth press : popular culture
Contents The Beginning of Everything -- Television's Debut -- The Jenkins Television System -- RCA Television -- Television's First Season -- Test-marketing in Newburgh -- The FCC's First Report on TV -- The Amber Light -- Hearings in Washington -- A Torch of Hope -- The Future Appears in Newburgh -- The War in Europe -- The 1940 Republican Convention -- A Disappointing Fall -- Debating TV's Future in 1941 -- In a Troubled World -- The 1941 FCC Hearings -- The Beginning of Commercial TV -- The Summer of 1941 -- The Buildup to War -- Wartime Television -- Schenectady's WRGB -- Plans for Postwar TV -- Television As a War Weapon -- The Studios Reopen -- TV's First Censored Program -- The Winds of Postwar -- The Homefront TV War -- The 1944 Conventions -- TV Programs Blossom Again -- Docket No. 6651 -- TV and the End of the War -- Turning the Corner -- The Camera with the Eyes of a Cat -- TV Begins in Washington -- The Louis-Conn Fight -- Hour Glass -- The New Postwar Sets -- The Bikini Bomb Explosion -- Surveying the TV Viewer -- The Emerging Genres -- Drama in Washington -- The First Color Telecasts -- Integration on TV -- The Second Wave of TV Stations -- The "Split" TV Audience -- Television and Women -- Middlebrow Television -- From Boom to Berle -- The 1947 World Series -- Puppet Playhouse -- The Expanding Network -- The "Original Amateur" Network -- "Miss Television of 1948" -- "Mr. Television" -- The 1948 Conventions -- The Cold War on Television -- CBS's Revival -- The Big Freeze -- The 1948 Election
Summary "This book tells the story of how television became popular in the United States following the medium's debut at the 1939 New York World's Fair. You'll learn about the people, events, and performances that were televised - or influenced what was being televised - from 1939 to 1953. In addition to the entertainment and cultural aspects of this newborn medium, The Magic Window also explores the business, politics, and technology of early television."--Jacket
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 211-225) and index
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Subject Television broadcasting -- United States -- History.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2002068764
ISBN 0203048784
1136398600
1136398678
1136398740
9780203048788
9781136398605
9781136398674
9781136398742