Only Connect : A Cultural History of Broadcasting in the United States

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  • Edition: 3rd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2010-02-12
  • Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing
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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. Users learn not just about broadcasting, but also about U.S. history and American culture as well.

Table of Contents

Making History
Before Broadcasting
Broadcasting Begins, 1919 to 1926
The Network Age, 1926 to 1940
Radio for Everyone, 1926 to 1940
War at Home and Abroad, 1940 to 1945
At Last Television, 1934 to 1955
The Domesticated Medium, 1955 to 1965 176
The Classic Network System, 1965 to 1975
Rising Discontent, 1975 to 1985
The Big Change, 1985 to 1995
Entering the Digital Era, 1995-2005
Convergence Culture in the New Millennium, 2005-2010
Conclusion: TV after TV
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