A uniquely engaging, vibrant chronicle of the development of electronic media and its vital, interdependent role within our society. The book brings to life the events, people, programmes and companies that made broadcasting a primary form ofcommunication in the United States.
Neither excessively nostalgic nor arcane, but an exceedingly informative and entertaining history of broadcast media and its integral role in American society, for students and general readers. Depicts the events, people, programs and companies that shaped broadcasting from the earliest airwaves, through the golden ages of radio and television (and the blacklistings of the 1950s), to the present and the speculative future. Includes 40 personal retrospectives from major figures (e.g. Ralph Edwards, Julia Child, Steve Allen), a book-length, running time line of world and media events, and 200 illustrations, many rare or previously unpublished. Annotation copyright Book News, Inc. Portland, Or.