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There is no denying the influence television has had on Americans over the past fifty years. The Encyclopedia of 20th-Century American Television is a true celebration of the medium as well as a fact-filled reference. It provides an entertaining historical guide to the programs, personalities, and practices of network television from its early days to the end of the last century.
From game shows to the nightly news, from sitcoms to serious dramas and everything in between, more than 1,000 entries provide story synopses, biographies, production histories, air dates, and much more. Also featured are two appendixes - the top-rated programs from 1952-1999 and the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences Annual Emmy Award winners from the second half of the twentieth century.
More than 130 photographs, many of them rare, round out this great survey of television culture in the past century. Easy to use and fun to read, The Encyclopedia of 20th-Century American Television is sure to delight T.V.-watchers everywhere.
About the Author
Ron Lackmann is a teacher, actor, broadcaster, and author of more than twenty books, including The Encyclopedia of American Radio. He has written numerous articles for Screen Greats, Afternoon TV, In, Patron, Hit Parader, and Plays. He has also worked in radio and has produced and narrated fifty-two radio dramas and documentaries. He lives in New Paltz, NY.
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Number Of Pages: 528
Published: 1st January 2003
Publisher: Facts on File Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 27.9 x 21.6 x 3.0
Weight (kg): 1.483