The History of Prime Time Television

The book is ideal for courses in the areas of media history, entertainment history, and media communications. George Lee Marshall earned his Bachelor of Arts Degree from San Diego State University.

The History of Prime Time Television

The History of Prime Time Television

This text is a user-friendly textbook that chronicles television's unique history from the drawing board to the living room, and beyond.

Prime time Television

Seeing through the Eighties : Television and Reaganism . Durham , NC : Duke University Press , 1995 . Gitlin , Todd . Inside Prime Time . New York : Pantheon , 1985 . Godfrey , Donald G. , ed . Historical Dictionary of American Radio .

Prime time Television

Prime time Television

The history of prime-time television in the United States.

The Complete Directory to Prime Time Network and Cable TV Shows 1946 Present

This is the must-have book for TV viewers in the new millennium–the entire history of primetime programs in one convenient volume. It’s a guide you’ll turn to again and again for information on every series ever telecast.

The Complete Directory to Prime Time Network and Cable TV Shows  1946 Present

The Complete Directory to Prime Time Network and Cable TV Shows 1946 Present

AMERICA’S #1 BESTSELLING TELEVISION BOOK WITH MORE THAN HALF A MILLION COPIES IN PRINT– NOW REVISED AND UPDATED! PROGRAMS FROM ALL SEVEN COMMERCIAL BROADCAST NETWORKS, MORE THAN ONE HUNDRED CABLE NETWORKS, PLUS ALL MAJOR SYNDICATED SHOWS! This is the must-have book for TV viewers in the new millennium–the entire history of primetime programs in one convenient volume. It’s a guide you’ll turn to again and again for information on every series ever telecast. There are entries for all the great shows, from evergreens like The Honeymooners, All in the Family, and Happy Days to modern classics like 24, The Office, and Desperate Housewives; all the gripping sci-fi series, from Captain Video and the new Battle Star Galactica to all versions of Star Trek; the popular serials, from Peyton Place and Dallas to Dawson’s Creek and Ugly Betty; the reality show phenomena American Idol, Survivor, and The Amazing Race; and the hits on cable, including The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, Top Chef, The Sopranos, Curb Your Enthusiasm, Project Runway, and SpongeBob SquarePants. This comprehensive guide lists every program alphabetically and includes a complete broadcast history, cast, and engaging plot summary–along with exciting behind-the-scenes stories about the shows and the stars. MORE THAN 500 ALL-NEW LISTINGS from Heroes and Grey’s Anatomy to 30 Rock and Nip/Tuck UPDATES ON CONTINUING SHOWS such as CSI, Gilmore Girls, The Simpsons, and The Real World EXTENSIVE CABLE COVERAGE with more than 1,000 entries, including a description of the programming on each major cable network AND DON’T MISS the exclusive and updated “Ph.D. Trivia Quiz” of 200 questions that will challenge even the most ardent TV fan, plus a streamlined guide to TV-related websites for those who want to be constantly up-to-date SPECIAL FEATURES! • Annual program schedules at a glance for the past 61 years • Top-rated shows of each season • Emmy Award winners • Longest-running series • Spin-off series • Theme songs • A fascinating history of TV “This is the Guinness Book of World Records . . . the Encyclopedia Britannica of television!” –TV Guide

Encyclopedia of Television

Although prime-time programming has changed much during the history of television, three main trends continue: (1) the continued growth of the situation comedy; (2) the continued decline and perhaps death of the variety show; ...

Encyclopedia of Television

Encyclopedia of Television

The Encyclopedia of Television, second edtion is the first major reference work to provide description, history, analysis, and information on more than 1100 subjects related to television in its international context. For a full list of entries, contributors, and more, visit the Encyclo pedia of Television, 2nd edition website.

The Early Shows A Reference Guide to Network and Syndicated PrimeTime Television Series from 1944 to 1949

In the past, many such programs aired on prime-time network television and usually covered subjects related to science or the arts. Informational programs were some of the earliest shows to be broadcast on network television.

The Early Shows  A Reference Guide to Network and Syndicated PrimeTime Television Series from 1944 to 1949

The Early Shows A Reference Guide to Network and Syndicated PrimeTime Television Series from 1944 to 1949

The history of American television is finally written. The shows your grandparents chose as their favorites during the dawn of network television inspired the series of today. The genesis of genres began with The Laytons; Barney Blake, Police Reporter; Off the Record; The Dennis James Carnival; Meet the Press; The Original Amateur Hour; Texaco Star Theater; Toast of the Town ; Candid Camera; Kukla, Fran and Ollie; Arthur Godfrey’s Talent Scouts; Hopalong Cassidy; Mama; The Lone Ranger; The Life of Riley. Arthur Godfrey, Milton Berle, Ed Sullivan, Jack Carter, Jackie Gleason, Gertrude Berg, Jack Lemmon, Boris Karloff, Mike Wallace, and Perry Como stand out among the stars of groundbreaking series that premiered in the 1940s. Each are categorized along with descriptions of most episodes of the Top 300 comedies, dramas, variety shows, and game shows. Classic television series. The roots of today’s reboots. Index. Illustrated. About the author: Richard Irvin’s other works include Forgotten Laughs: An Episode Guide to 150 TV Sitcoms You Probably Never Saw, and Spinning Laughter: Profiles of 111 Proposed Spin-offs and Sequels that Never Became a Series.

Prime Time Television

Using multiple methods, the authors of this classic text, now in its Second Edition, present a broad historical and systematic model showing the interaction of the various social, legal, economic, political and organizational factors which ...

Prime Time Television

Prime Time Television

Using multiple methods, the authors of this classic text, now in its Second Edition, present a broad historical and systematic model showing the interaction of the various social, legal, economic, political and organizational factors which ultimately lead to the evening network fare in the United States. The book discusses fundamental changes in televison including: production and distribution; the loss of viewers to cable and video; the reduction of television regulations; and the contraction of segments of viewing audiences. A look at television drama as both an economic commodity and a cultural construct, reveals the creative struggle and financial negotiations among a variety of different sectors.

Prime Time Animation

Beavis and Butt - Head , along with the renaissance in television animation inaugurated by The Simpsons in 1990 , offers a rich site for understanding prime time television and the effects of cable television on the wider field of ...

Prime Time Animation

Prime Time Animation

This is a new & original survey of television animation, which provides a full introduction to the historic & contemporary significance of animated programming.

Cable Television Prime Time Programming 1990 2010

This reference work is designed to be an authoritative chronicle of prime time television programming on twenty different major cable networks. The networks included are A&E, ABC Family Channel, AMC, BET, Bravo, Comedy Central, ...

Cable Television Prime Time Programming  1990 2010

Cable Television Prime Time Programming 1990 2010

This reference work is an authoritative chronicle of prime time television programming on 20 major cable networks: A&E, ABC Family, AMC, BET, Bravo, Comedy Central, The Disney Channel, FX, GSN, HBO, Lifetime, MTV, Nickelodeon, Oxygen, Showtime, Spike, TBS, TNT, USA and VH1. These 20 represent the mass-oriented cable networks that have been most involved in airing original programming. From January 1990 through December 2010, a detailed listing for each network includes its prime time scheduling history as well as a brief description of each program and a brief “bio” of each network.

Target Prime Time

Press , 1975 ) . See also Kent Anderson , Television Fraud : The History and Implications of the Quiz Show Scandals ( Westport , CT : Greenwood Press , 1978 ) . 15. Barnouw , The Sponsor . 16. Muriel G. Cantor , Prime Time Television ...

Target  Prime Time

Target Prime Time

Offering the first book-length exploration of network television's relations with advocacy groups, Kathryn C. Montgomery presents a comprehensive picture of the impact of organized pressure on prime-time TV. She vividly describes, for example, how the Catholic Church campaigned against Maude's abortion on the TV show, Maude; how outraged actors mobilized a national protest against the portrayal of blacks in the TV miniseries, Beulah Land; and how the Moral Majority waged a sophisticated campaign to "clean up TV," by threatening to boycott advertisers. Exposing the inner workings of network television as no other book has done, Montgomery's study demonstrates how behind-the-scenes struggles have shaped the images, messages, and values that enter people's homes every night. The book also raises critical questions about television's role in our society and its responsibility to the American public.

The Prime Time Closet

A History of Gays and Lesbians on TV Stephen Tropiano. I. N. T. R. O. D. U. C. T. I. O. N. OPENING. THEPRIMETIME. CLOSET. DOOR. When Iwasajuniorinhighschool,Isawan episodeofthe televisionseriesTheWhite Shadow entitled “One of the Boys.

The Prime Time Closet

The Prime Time Closet

(Applause Books). Television history was made on April 30, 1997, when comedian Ellen DeGeneres and her sitcom alter-ego Ellen Morgan, "came out" to her close friends and 36 million viewers. This groundbreaking episode represented a significant milestone in Amerian television. For the first time, a TV series centered around a lesbian character who was portrayed by an openly gay actor. The millions of viewers who tuned in that historic night were witnesses to a new era in television. The Prime Time Closet offers an entertaining and in-depth glimpse into homosexuality on television from the 1950s through today. Divided into four sections, each devoted to a major television genre, this unique book explores how gay men and lesbians have been depicted in over three hundred television episodes and made-for-TV films. These include medical series, police/detective shows, situation comedies and TV dramas. The Prime Time Closet also reveals how television's treatement of homosexuality has reflected and reinforced society's ignorance about and fear of gay men and lesbians. At the same time, it celebrates programs like Ellen and Will & Grace that have broken new ground in their sensitive and enlightened approach to homosexuality and gay-related themes. This book is witty and insightful, accessible and illuminating, a look into what has become an integral part of American media culture.

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