Turning Points In Television

By: Brody, Larry

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Veteran TV writer/executive and lifelong fan Larry Brody offers an up-close-and-personal look at twenty-three vital moments in television history. Drawing on his unique experience as an industry insider, he explores trends, technological breakthroughs, and pivotal events that shaped TV into an unrivaled business, entertainment, and cultural force. Watch in wonder with Brody as:
- Edward R. Murrow creates TV news as we know it
- I Love Lucy premieres and forever changes television entertainment
- An action-packed Western aimed at kids paves the way for the mayhem on The Sopranos
- Bill Cosby is cast in I Spy--the first African-American to star in an American drama series--and the country's perceptions on race shift
- The home VCR alters the business and the art of television
- Stars grab control over shows--who's going to stop them?--with surprising results
- Hill Street Blues takes TV storytelling in unexpected directions
- Cable is born and ushers in a new era of adult programming
- Reality TV springs from a labor dispute that happened long before Survivor

Title: Turning Points In Television

Author Name: Brody, Larry

Categories: Television,

Edition: 1st Edition

Publisher: NY, Citadel: 2005

ISBN Number: 0806526432

ISBN Number 13: 9780806526430

Binding: Soft cover

Book Condition: Fine

Type: Book

Size: 8vo - 9 In Tall

Seller ID: 503004480

Description: Nearly new, lightly read. No markings, no spine creases. A candid, incisive survey of the first 50 years of television, wrapping up with the Telecommunications Act of 1996. The author, a veteran TV writer and executive, recounts such developments as Edward R. Murrow's impact on TV news, the importance of I Love Lucy, the dawn of cable, the origin of reality TV, the proliferation of commercials, etc.

Keywords: Media. Television. Broadcasting.