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Historical Dictionary of American Radio

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Publisher : Greenwood Publishing Group
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ISBN 13 : 9780313296369
Pages : 485 pages
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Download Historical Dictionary of American Radio PDF Format Full Free by Frederic Leigh and published by Greenwood Publishing Group. This book was released on 1998 with total page 485 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A comprehensive resource of American radio history including over 100 authors and covering over 600 different topics, fully cross-referenced and indexed. Entries are arranged alphabetically and written by some of the leading scholars including Erik Barnouw, Louisa Benjamin, Ronald Caray, Kenneth Harwood, Michael Kitross, Larry Lichty, Christopher Sterling, Kyu Ho Youm, Robert Avery, Marvin Bensman, Michael D. Murray, and others of the discipline. Each entry also contains references for further study as well as internet source materials. An Introduction and Radio Chronology provide the historical framework for the topics. This dictionary will be of interest to students and scholars interested in radio, television, communications, communications history, and electronic media. It will also be of interest to professionals in the field. As a library source it will be a welcome addition to academic, professional, as well as public library collections.


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Publisher : Scarecrow Press
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ISBN 13 : 9780810865235
Pages : 320 pages
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Download Historical Dictionary of American Radio Soap Operas PDF Format Full Free by Jim Cox and published by Scarecrow Press. This book was released on 2005-11-15 with total page 320 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The period from 1925 to 1960 was the heyday of the American Radio Soap Opera. In addition to being part of popular culture, the soap opera had important commercial aspects as well that were not only related to their production, but also to the desperate need to sell products or perish. Both sides of this story are traced in this comprehensive compendium. The dictionary section, made up of more than 500 cross-referenced entries, provides brief vignettes of the more popular and also less well-known 'soaps,' among them Back Stage Wife, Our Gal Sunday, Pepper Young's Family and The Guiding Light. Other entries evoke those who brought these programs to life: the actors, announcers, scriptwriters, networks, and even the sponsors. Nor are the basic themes, the stock characters and the gimmick, forgotten. The book's introduction defines the soap opera, examines the span of the radio serial, reviews its origins and its demise, and focuses on the character types that made up its denizens. The chronology outlines the period and the bibliography offers further reading. Together, these elements make a comprehensive reference work that researchers will find invaluable long into the future.


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Historical Dictionary of Old Time Radio

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Publisher : Scarecrow Press
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ISBN 13 : 0810864223
Pages : 328 pages
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Download Historical Dictionary of Old Time Radio PDF Format Full Free by Jon D. Swartz and published by Scarecrow Press. This book was released on 2007-11-12 with total page 328 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The term Old Time Radio refers to the relatively brief period from 1926, when the National Broadcasting Company first began network broadcasting, until approximately 1960, when television became the dominant communication medium in the United States. During this time, radio was as popular and ubiquitous as television is today. It was amazingly varied in the types of programming it offered; many characters and programs were so popular that virtually everyone was familiar with them. Even today, recorded versions of these programs are still extremely popular and widely available, both from commercial outlets and from hobbyists. Behind the production of these programs was a complex technological and financial infrastructure that had to be developed virtually from scratch in a world unaccustomed to the rapid communication and technological marvels that we take for granted today. The Historical Dictionary of Old Time Radio provides essential facts and information on the Golden Age of Radio. This is accomplished through the use of a chronology, an introductory essay, a bibliography, and hundreds of cross-referenced dictionary entries on the radio networks, programs, directors, producers, writers, actors, radio series, and radio stations. Entries on your favorite shows_The Lone Ranger, The Shadow, Dragnet, and Suspense_and actors_Bob Hope, George Burns, Gracie Allen, and Edgar Bergen_will have you jumping from one entry to the next as you relive old favorites and discover hidden treasures from the Golden Age of Radio.


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Historical Dictionary of American Cinema

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ISBN 13 : 0810874598
Pages : 508 pages
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Download Historical Dictionary of American Cinema PDF Format Full Free by Keith M. Booker and published by Scarecrow Press. This book was released on 2011-03-17 with total page 508 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Historical Dictionary of American Cinema provides broad coverage of the people, films, companies, techniques, themes, and genres that have made American cinema such a vital part of world cinema. This is done through a chronology, an introductory essay, a bibliography, and over 500 cross-referenced dictionary entries. This book is an excellent access point for students, researchers, and anyone wanting to know more about the history of American Cinema.


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Publisher : Historical Dictionaries of Lit
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Pages : 292 pages
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Download Historical Dictionary of American Radio Soap Operas PDF Format Full Free by Jim Cox and published by Historical Dictionaries of Lit. This book was released on 2005 with total page 292 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: "The dictionary section, comprised of more than 500 entries, provides vignettes of the more popular and also less well-known "soaps," including Back Stage Wife, Our Gal Sunday, Pepper Young's Family, and The Guiding Light. Other entries explore the actors and actresses, announcers, scriptwriters, networks, and even the sponsors who brought these programs to life. Basic themes, stock characters, and gimmicks are also detailed. The introduction defines soap opera, examines the span of the radio serial, reviews its origins and its demise, and focuses on the character types that made up its denizens. The chronology outlines the period and the bibliography offers further reading. Together, these elements form a comprehensive reference work that researchers and radio lovers will find invaluable."--BOOK JACKET.


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Publisher : Routledge
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ISBN 13 : 1317468651
Pages : 648 pages
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Download Historical Dictionary of the 1940s PDF Format Full Free by James Gilbert Ryan and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2015-03-26 with total page 648 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The only available historical dictionary devoted exclusively to the 1940s, this book offers readers a ready-reference portrait of one of the twentieth century's most tumultuous decades. In nearly 600 concise entries, the volume quickly defines a historical figure, institution, or event, and then points readers to three sources that treat the subject in depth. In selecting topics for inclusion, the editors and authors offer a representative slice of life as contemporaneous Americans saw it - with coverage of people; movements; court cases; and economic, social, cultural, political, military, and technological changes. The book focuses chiefly on the United States, but places American lives and events firmly within a global context.


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ISBN 13 : 1538123029
Pages : 1233 pages
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Download Historical Dictionary of Contemporary American Theater PDF Format Full Free by James Fisher and published by Rowman & Littlefield. This book was released on 2021-07-15 with total page 1233 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Historical Dictionary of the Contemporary American Theater, Second Edition contains a chronology, an introduction, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has more than 1.000 cross-referenced entries on plays, playwrights, directors, designers, actors, critics, producers, theaters, and terminology.


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ISBN 13 : 1538157322
Pages : 513 pages
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Download Historical Dictionary of Asian American Literature and Theater PDF Format Full Free by Wenying Xu and published by Rowman & Littlefield. This book was released on 2022-08-15 with total page 513 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Historical Dictionary of Asian American Literature and Theater, Second Edition contains a chronology, an introduction, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has more than 700 cross-referenced entries on genres, major terms, and authors.


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Biographical Dictionary of Radio

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Publisher : Routledge
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ISBN 13 : 1136993762
Pages : 482 pages
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Download Biographical Dictionary of Radio PDF Format Full Free by Christopher H. Sterling and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2013-05-13 with total page 482 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Biographical Encyclopedia of American Radio presents the very best biographies of the internationally acclaimed three-volume Encyclopedia of Radio in a single volume. It includes more than 200 biographical entries on the most important and influential American radio personalities, writers, producers, directors, newscasters, and network executives. With 23 new biographies and updated entries throughout, this volume covers key figures from radio’s past and present including Glenn Beck, Jessie Blayton, Fred Friendly, Arthur Godfrey, Bob Hope, Don Imus, Rush Limbaugh, Ryan Seacrest, Laura Schlesinger, Red Skelton, Nina Totenberg, Walter Winchell, and many more. Scholarly but accessible, this encyclopedia provides an unrivaled guide to the voices behind radio for students and general readers alike.


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Publisher : Routledge
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ISBN 13 : 1135176841
Pages : 965 pages
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Download The Concise Encyclopedia of American Radio PDF Format Full Free by Christopher H. Sterling and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2010-04-12 with total page 965 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The average American listens to the radio three hours a day. In light of recent technological developments such as internet radio, some argue that the medium is facing a crisis, while others claim we are at the dawn of a new radio revolution. The Concise Encyclopedia of American Radio is an essential single-volume reference guide to this vital and evolving medium. It brings together the best and most important entries from the three-volume Museum of Broadcast Communications Encyclopedia of Radio, edited by Christopher Sterling. Comprised of more than 300 entries spanning the invention of radio to the Internet, The Concise Encyclopedia of American Radio addresses personalities, music genres, regulations, technology, programming and stations, the "golden age" of radio and other topics relating to radio broadcasting throughout its history. The entries are updated throughout and the volume includes nine new entries on topics ranging from podcasting to the decline of radio. The Concise Encyclopedia of American Radio include suggestions for further reading as complements to most of the articles, biographical details for all person-entries, production credits for programs, and a comprehensive index.


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ISBN 13 : 1442249234
Pages : 420 pages
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Download Historical Dictionary of British Radio PDF Format Full Free by Seán Street and published by Rowman & Littlefield. This book was released on 2015-04-21 with total page 420 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This second edition of Historical Dictionary of British Radio covers its history through a chronology, an introductory essay, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 800 cross-referenced entries on issues, characters, movements and policies that have shaped radio in the United Kingdom.


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ISBN 13 : 0810880369
Pages : 761 pages
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Download Historical Dictionary of South American Cinema PDF Format Full Free by Peter H. Rist and published by Rowman & Littlefield. This book was released on 2014-05-08 with total page 761 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Historical Dictionary of South American Cinema covers the long history of cinema in Portuguese-speaking Brazil and the nine Spanish-speaking countries. These films include Los tres berretines, Prisioneros de la tierra, La balandra Isabel llegó esta tarde, La hora de los hornos, El chacal de Nahueltoro, La teta asustada, Abrir puertas y ventanas, El secreto de sus ojos, and NO. This is done through a chronology, an introductory essay, appendixes, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 300 cross-referenced dictionary entries on directors, producers, performers, films, film studios and genres. This book is an excellent access point for students, researchers, and anyone wanting to know more about the South American Cinema.


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ISBN 13 : 0810879174
Pages : 640 pages
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Download Historical Dictionary of African American Television PDF Format Full Free by Kathleen Fearn-Banks and published by Rowman & Littlefield. This book was released on 2014-10-03 with total page 640 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This second edition covers the history of African Americans on television from the beginning of national television through the present day including: chronology; introductory essay appendixes bibliography over 1000 cross-referenced entries on actors, performers, producers, directors, news and sports journalists


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Publisher : Scarecrow Press
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ISBN 13 : 081086276X
Pages : 624 pages
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Download Historical Dictionary of African American Theater PDF Format Full Free by Anthony D. Hill and published by Scarecrow Press. This book was released on 2008-12-04 with total page 624 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Historical Dictionary of African American Theater celebrates nearly 200 years of black theater in the United States, identifying representative African American theater-producing organizations and chronicling their contributions to the field from its birth in 1816 to the present. This is done through a chronology, an introductory essay, a bibliography, and over 500 cross-referenced dictionary entries on actors, directors, playwrights, plays, theater producing organizations, themes, locations, and theater movements and awards.


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Radio Journalism in America

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Publisher : McFarland
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ISBN 13 : 0786469633
Pages : 273 pages
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Download Radio Journalism in America PDF Format Full Free by Jim Cox and published by McFarland. This book was released on 2013-04-15 with total page 273 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This history of radio news reporting recounts and assesses the contributions of radio toward keeping America informed since the 1920s. It identifies distinct periods and milestones in broadcast journalism and includes a biographical dictionary of important figures who brought news to the airwaves. Americans were dependent on radio for cheap entertainment during the Great Depression and for critical information during the Second World War, when no other medium could approach its speed and accessibility. Radio's diminished influence in the age of television beginning in the 1950s is studied, as the aural medium shifted from being at the core of many families' activities to more specialized applications, reaching narrowly defined listener bases. Many people turned elsewhere for the news. (And now even TV is challenged by yet newer media.) The introduction of technological marvels throughout the past hundred years has significantly altered what Americans hear and how, when, and where they hear it.


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ISBN 13 : 9780810874985
Pages : 748 pages
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Download Historical Dictionary of Latin American Literature and Theater PDF Format Full Free by Richard Young and published by Scarecrow Press. This book was released on 2010-12-18 with total page 748 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Historical Dictionary of Latin American Literature and Theater provides users with an accessible single-volume reference tool covering Portuguese-speaking Brazil and the 16 Spanish-speaking countries of continental Latin America (Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay, and Venezuela). Entries for authors, from the early colonial period to the present, give succinct biographical data and an account of the author's literary production, with particular attention to their most prominent works and where they belong in literary history.


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ISBN 13 : 1538168588
Pages : 659 pages
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Download Historical Dictionary of French Literature PDF Format Full Free by John Flower and published by Rowman & Littlefield. This book was released on 2022-05-15 with total page 659 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Historical Dictionary of French Literature, Second Edition contains a chronology, an introduction, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has more than 500 cross-referenced entries on individual writers and key texts, significant movements, groups, associations, and periodicals,