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Author Gamache, Ray, 1952-

Title A history of sports highlights : replayed plays from Edison to ESPN / Ray Gamache
Published Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland & Co., ©2010


Description 1 online resource (vii, 247 pages)
Contents Introduction: the highlight mythmaking machine -- Knockout rounds and rounding marks -- The habit of highlights --Bad habits -- A dream of carnage and the electronic monster -- The agony and the ecstasy of communication -- Sports junkies, junk journalism and cathode ray sterilization -- The little shop of highlights -- The real virtuality for an audience of one -- Highlights and history
Summary "This book traces the development and popularity of the sportscast highlight as the primary means of communicating about sports and athletes. It delves into the intricate relationships between media producers, sports leagues and organizations, and audiences, and explains that the sportscast highlights are not a recent development"--Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 225-235) and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Television broadcasting of sports -- United States -- History
Sports journalism -- United States -- History
Sports journalism
Television broadcasting of sports
United States
Genre/Form History
Academic theses.
Thèses et écrits académiques.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9780786456642