A History of Broadcasting in the United States

Volume 2: The Golden Web: 1933 to 1953

Author: Erik Barnouw

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 019802004X

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 400

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Tells how radio and television became an integral part of American life, of how a toy became an industry and a force in politics, business, education, religion, and international affairs.

The Broadcast Century and Beyond

A Biography of American Broadcasting

Author: Robert L Hilliard,Michael C Keith

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1136027378

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 389

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The Broadcast Century and Beyond is a popular history of the most influential and innovative industry of the century. The story of broadcasting is told in a direct and informal style, blending personal insight and authoritative scholarship to fully capture the many facets of this dynamic industry. The book vividly depicts the events, people, programs, and companies that made television and radio dominant forms of communication. The latest edition includes coverage of all the technologies that have emerged over the past decade and discusses the profound impact they have had on the broadcasting industry in political, social, and economic spheres. "Broadcasting as a whole has been completely revolutionized with the advent of YouTube, podcasting, iphones, etc, and the authors show how this closing of world-wide broadcasting channels affects the industry.

Methods of Historical Analysis in Electronic Media

Author: Donald G. Godfrey

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135607400

Category: Social Science

Page: 432

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Methods of Historical Analysis in Electronic Media provides a foundation for historical research in electronic media by addressing the literature and the methods--traditional and the eclectic methods of scholarship as applied to electronic media. It is about history--broadcast electronic media history and history that has been broadcast, and also about the historiography, research written, and the research yet to be written. Divided into five parts, this book: *addresses the challenges in the application of the historical methods to broadcast history; *reviews the various methods appropriate for electronic-media research based on the nature of the object under study; *suggests new approaches to popular historical topics; *takes a broad topical look at history in broadcasting; and *provides a broad overview of what has been accomplished, a historian's challenges, and future research. Intended for students and researchers in broadcast history, Methods of Historical Analysis in Electronic Media provides an understanding of the qualitative methodological tools necessary for the study of electronic media history, and illustrates how to find primary sources for electronic media research.

CBS’s Don Hollenbeck

An Honest Reporter in the Age of McCarthyism

Author: Loren Ghiglione

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 0231516894

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 352

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Loren Ghiglione recounts the fascinating life and tragic suicide of Don Hollenbeck, the controversial newscaster who became a primary target of McCarthyism's smear tactics. Drawing on unsealed FBI records, private family correspondence, and interviews with Walter Cronkite, Mike Wallace, Charles Collingwood, Douglas Edwards, and more than one hundred other journalists, Ghiglione writes a balanced biography that cuts close to the bone of this complicated newsman and chronicles the stark consequences of the anti-Communist frenzy that seized America in the late 1940s and 1950s. Hollenbeck began his career at the Lincoln, Nebraska Journal (marrying the boss's daughter) before becoming an editor at William Randolph Hearst's rip-roaring Omaha Bee-News. He participated in the emerging field of photojournalism at the Associated Press; assisted in creating the innovative, ad-free PM newspaper in New York City; reported from the European theater for NBC radio during World War II; and anchored television newscasts at CBS during the era of Edward R. Murrow. Hollenbeck's pioneering, prize-winning radio program, CBS Views the Press (1947-1950), was a declaration of independence from a print medium that had dominated American newsmaking for close to 250 years. The program candidly criticized the prestigious New York Times, the Daily News (then the paper with the largest circulation in America), and Hearst's flagship Journal-American and popular morning tabloid Daily Mirror. For this honest work, Hollenbeck was attacked by conservative anti-Communists, especially Hearst columnist Jack O'Brian, and in 1954, plagued by depression, alcoholism, three failed marriages, and two network firings (and worried about a third), Hollenbeck took his own life. In his investigation of this amazing American character, Ghiglione reveals the workings of an industry that continues to fall victim to censorship and political manipulation. Separating myth from fact, CBS's Don Hollenbeck is the definitive portrait of a polarizing figure who became a symbol of America's tortured conscience.

Radio Propaganda and the Broadcasting of Hatred

Historical Development and Definitions

Author: K. Somerville

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137284153

Category: Political Science

Page: 275

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An exposition and analysis of the development of propaganda, focusing on how the development of radio transformed the delivery and impact of propaganda and led to the use of radio to incite hatred and violence.

Die Macht des Radios

Weltpolitik u. Auslandsrundfunk 1924-1976

Author: Willi A. Boelcke

Publisher: N.A


Category: Radio in politics

Page: 703

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United States History

A Selective Guide to Information Sources

Author: Ron Blazek,Anna H. Perrault

Publisher: Englewood, Colo. : Libraries Unlimited


Category: History

Page: 411

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Annoteret bibliografi med overskrifterne: Sources of general importance to U.S. history; Politics and government; Diplomatic history and foreign affairs; Military history; Social, cultural, and intellectual history; Regional history; Economic history


An Introduction to Radio, Television, and Other Electronic Media

Author: Lynne S. Gross

Publisher: WCB/McGraw-Hill


Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 490

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Schweizer Radio 1939-1945

die Organisation des Radiokommunikators durch Bundesrat und Armee : ein Beitrag zur Mediengeschichte

Author: Ruth Halter-Schmid

Publisher: N.A


Category: Radio broadcasting

Page: 201

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Manipulating the Ether

The Power of Broadcast Radio in Thirties America

Author: Robert John Brown

Publisher: McFarland Publishing


Category: Performing Arts

Page: 310

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Franklin D. Roosevelt was the first politician to recognize the power of radio. He appealed directly to the American people for support of his New Deal and for his foreign policy. Roosevelt's speeches and fireside chats were broadcast over networks only recently equipped with newsrooms. Listeners immediately learned of events they earlier would not have heard about for days. In those newsrooms, commentators began to interpret the news for average listeners, sometimes slanting it to reflect their own view. But it fell to a young star to demonstrate the full power of the medium. On October 30, 1938, Orson Welles' War of the Worlds broadcast brought widespread panic with its fictional newscast of an alien invasion. How Roosevelt used radio, how the news was reported, and the changes Welles caused are all detailed.


Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Academic libraries

Page: N.A

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A Resource Guide to the Golden Age of Radio

Special Collections, Bibliography and the Internet

Author: Susan Siegel

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781891379048

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 215

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The first ever guide to 3,800 primary and seconary sources that explore radio's contribution to America's cultural heritage.Index integrates separate listings in Special Collections, Bibliography and Internet chapters and can be searched by program title, person or subject.