This powerful history of broadcasting in the United States goesbeyond traditional accounts to explore the field's importantsocial, political, and cultural ramifications. It examines howbroadcasting has been organized as a business throughout much ofthe 20th century, and focuses on the aesthetics of programming overthe years.
- Surveys four key broadcasting periods from 1921 to 1996, drawing on a range of new sources to examine recent changes in thefield, including coverage of the recent impact of cable TV and homevideo
- Includes new data from collections at the Library of Congressand the Library of American Broadcasting
- Ideal for anyone seeking a readable history of the field, offering the most current coverage available