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  • Beyond the Boxby Sharon Marie Ross

    Wiley 2011; US$ 39.95

    Beyond the Box gives students and couch potatoes alike a better understanding of what it means to watch television in an era of profound technological change. Charts the revolution in television viewing that is currently underway in living rooms across the world Probes how the Internet’s development has altered how television is made and... more...

  • Network Radio Ratings, 1932–1953by Jim Ramsburg

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2012; US$ 65.00

    Network radio from 1932 to 1953 was a high-stakes competition embracing technology, industry, government and advertising, ruled by dollars and dictated by ratings. This comprehensive reference work provides a fascinating account of broadcasting's most colorful era, when four nationwide networks dominated American media as no concerted communications... more...

  • Cable Visionsby Sarah Banet-Weiser; Cynthia Chris; Anthony Freitas

    NYU Press 2007; US$ 89.00

    Cable television, on the brink of a boom in the 1970s, promised audiences a new media frontier-an expansive new variety of entertainment and information choices. Music video, 24–hour news, 24-hour weather, movie channels, children's channels, home shopping, and channels targeting groups based on demographic characteristics or interests were... more...

  • Al-jazeeraby Mohammed El-nawawy; Adel Iskandar

    Basic Books 2008; US$ 16.95

    Offers a first look at the all-Arab news network and its controversial role in the Arab world more...

  • Viewers Like Youby Laurie Oullette

    Columbia University Press 2012; US$ 22.99

    How "public" is public television if only a small percentage of the American people tune in on a regular basis? When public television addresses "viewers like you," just who are you? Despite the current of frustration with commercial television that runs through American life, most TV viewers bypass the redemptive "oasis of the wasteland" represented... more...

  • Independent Television in Britainby Mr Paul Bonner; Ms Lesley Aston

    Palgrave Macmillan 1998; US$ 176.00

    A stimulating treatment of an area of public life which is a subject of continuing debate and controversy. This volume covers the years in which ITV faced more challenges than at any time in its history and its regulator, the IBA, was subject to political pressures so extreme that they brought about its abolition and rebirth as the Independent Television... more...

  • The BBC and national identity in Britain, 1922-53by Thomas Hajkowski

    Manchester University Press 2010; US$ 95.00

    Examining the ways in which the BBC constructed and disseminated British national identity during the second quarter of the twentieth century, this book is the first study that focuses in a comprehensive way on how the BBC, through its radio programs, tried to represent what it meant to be British. The BBC and national identity in Britain offers a... more...

  • Paving the Empire Roadby Darrell Mottley Newton

    Manchester University Press 2011; US$ 95.00

    Beginning in the 1930s and moving into the post millennium, Newton provides a historical analysis of policies invoked, and practices undertaken as the Service attempted to assist white Britons in understanding the impact of African-Caribbeans, and their assimilation into constructs of Britishness. Management soon approved talks and scientific studies... more...

  • Mobilizing the Hordesby Victor N. Gomia

    Langaa RPCIG 2012; US$ 34.95

    This book draws on years of rich empirical research on radio drama production in Cameroon to offer a strikingly new perspective in Development Theatre discourse in Africa. Chronicling the history and evolution of Development Theatre practice in Anglophone Africa and arguing for literary forms that address the basic everyday realities of ordinary people... more...

  • Viewers Like Youby Laurie Oullette

    Columbia University Press 2002; US$ 29.99

    How "public" is public television if only a small percentage of the American people tune in on a regular basis? When public television addresses "viewers like you," just who are you? Despite the current of frustration with commercial television that runs through American life, most TV viewers bypass the redemptive "oasis of the wasteland" represented... more...