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Network Radio Ratings 1932 1953

Network Radio Ratings  1932 1953 PDF
Author: Jim Ramsburg
Publisher: McFarland Publishing
ISBN: 9780786445585
Size: 38.20 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
Category : Performing Arts
Languages : en
Pages : 369
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Network Radio Ratings 1932 1953

by Jim Ramsburg, Network Radio Ratings 1932 1953 Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Network Radio Ratings 1932 1953 books, "Early chapters chronicle development of broadcasting, advertising and entertainment industries, with an explanation of ratings system and its evolution. Each subsequent chapter focuses on a specific year of radio's golden age, with industry statistics, daily ratings and a chart of the year's 50 top programs. A summary lists the era's most successful programs within the five major formats"--Provided by publisher.




Radio Art And Music

Radio Art and Music PDF
Author: Jarmila Mildorf
Publisher:
ISBN: 149859980X
Size: 36.29 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
Category : Radio and music
Languages : en
Pages : 282
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Radio Art And Music

by Jarmila Mildorf, Radio Art And Music Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Radio Art And Music books, This book explores the cultural, aesthetic, and political relevance of music in radio art from its beginnings to present day. Contributors include musicologists, literary studies, and cultural studies scholars and cover radio plays, radio shows, and other programs in North American, English, Spanish, Greek, Italian, and German radio.




The Blackface Minstrel Show In Mass Media

The Blackface Minstrel Show in Mass Media PDF
Author: Tim Brooks
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 1476676763
Size: 54.10 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
Category : Social Science
Languages : en
Pages : 290
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The Blackface Minstrel Show In Mass Media

by Tim Brooks, The Blackface Minstrel Show In Mass Media Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download The Blackface Minstrel Show In Mass Media books,  The minstrel show occupies a complex and controversial space in the history of American popular culture. Today considered a shameful relic of America's racist past, it nonetheless offered many black performers of the 19th and early 20th centuries their only opportunity to succeed in a white-dominated entertainment world, where white performers in blackface had by the 1830s established minstrelsy as an enduringly popular national art form. This book traces the often overlooked history of the "modern" minstrel show through the advent of 20th century mass media--when stars like Al Jolson, Bing Crosby and Mickey Rooney continued a long tradition of affecting black music, dance and theatrical styles for mainly white audiences--to its abrupt end in the 1950s. A companion two-CD reissue of recordings discussed in the book is available from Archeophone Records at www.archeophone.com.




The Voice Of America

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Author: Mitchell Stephens
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
ISBN: 1466879408
Size: 52.41 MB
Format: PDF
Category : Biography & Autobiography
Languages : en
Pages : 336
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The Voice Of America

by Mitchell Stephens, The Voice Of America Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download The Voice Of America books, **WINNER, Sperber Prize 2018, for the best biography of a journalist** The first and definitive biography of an audacious adventurer—the most famous journalist of his time—who more than anyone invented contemporary journalism. Tom Brokaw says: "Lowell Thomas so deserves this lively account of his legendary life. He was a man for all seasons." “Mitchell Stephens’s The Voice of America is a first-rate and much-needed biography of the great Lowell Thomas. Nobody can properly understand broadcast journalism without reading Stephens’s riveting account of this larger-than-life globetrotting radio legend.” —Douglas Brinkley, Professor of History at Rice University and author of Cronkite Few Americans today recognize his name, but Lowell Thomas was as well known in his time as any American journalist ever has been. Raised in a Colorado gold-rush town, Thomas covered crimes and scandals for local then Chicago newspapers. He began lecturing on Alaska, after spending eight days in Alaska. Then he assigned himself to report on World War I and returned with an exclusive: the story of “Lawrence of Arabia.” In 1930, Lowell Thomas began delivering America’s initial radio newscast. His was the trusted voice that kept Americans abreast of world events in turbulent decades – his face familiar, too, as the narrator of the most popular newsreels. His contemporaries were also dazzled by his life. In a prime-time special after Thomas died in 1981, Walter Cronkite said that Thomas had “crammed a couple of centuries worth of living” into his eighty-nine years. Thomas delighted in entering “forbidden” countries—Tibet, for example, where he met the teenaged Dalai Lama. The Explorers Club has named its building, its awards, and its annual dinner after him. Journalists in the last decades of the twentieth century—including Cronkite and Tom Brokaw—acknowledged a profound debt to Thomas. Though they may not know it, journalists today too are following a path he blazed. In The Voice of America, Mitchell Stephens offers a hugely entertaining, sometimes critical portrait of this larger than life figure.




Jack Benny And The Golden Age Of American Radio Comedy

Jack Benny and the Golden Age of American Radio Comedy PDF
Author: Kathryn Fuller-Seeley
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 0520295048
Size: 56.90 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
Category : Biography & Autobiography
Languages : en
Pages : 373
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Jack Benny And The Golden Age Of American Radio Comedy

by Kathryn Fuller-Seeley, Jack Benny And The Golden Age Of American Radio Comedy Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Jack Benny And The Golden Age Of American Radio Comedy books, "Jack Benny became one of the most influential entertainers of the 20th century--by being the top radio comedian, when the comics ruled radio, and radio was the most powerful and pervasive mass medium in the US. In 23 years of weekly radio broadcasts, by aiming all the insults at himself, Benny created Jack, the self-deprecating "Fall Guy" character. He indelibly shaped American humor as a space to enjoy the equal opportunities of easy camaraderie with his cast mates, and equal ego deflation. Benny was the master of comic timing, knowing just when to use silence to create suspense or to have a character leap into the dialogue to puncture Jack's pretentions. Jack Benny was also a canny entrepreneur, becoming one of the pioneering "showrunners" combining producer, writer and performer into one job. His modern style of radio humor eschewed stale jokes in favor informal repartee with comic hecklers like his valet Rochester (played by Eddie Anderson) and Mary Livingstone his offstage wife. These quirky characters bouncing off each other in humorous situations created the situation comedy. In this career study, we learn how Jack Benny found ingenious ways to sell his sponsors' products in comic commercials beloved by listeners, and how he dealt with the challenges of race relations, rigid gender ideals and an insurgent new media industry (TV). Jack Benny created classic comedy for a rapidly changing American culture, providing laughter that buoyed radio listeners from 1932's depths of the Great Depression, through World War II to the mid-1950s"--Provided by publisher.




The Televiewing Audience

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Author: Robert Abelman
Publisher: Hampton Press (NJ)
ISBN:
Size: 15.36 MB
Format: PDF
Category : Performing Arts
Languages : en
Pages : 235
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The Televiewing Audience

by Robert Abelman, The Televiewing Audience Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download The Televiewing Audience books, An understanding of how we learn to watch television and why we watch television is integral in any examination of television history, industry or regulation. A comprehension of what audiences bring to the televiewing experience and what the television industry does to keep its audience attending is essential in the exploration of what they take away. This text fills this void in the literature. It is specifically designed to complement existing texts from a wide variety of related fields of study. Each chapter ends with a summary that recaps the main points of interest and provides a logical transition to the next chapter.




Printers Ink

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Size: 50.18 MB
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Category : Advertising
Languages : en
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Electronic Technology

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Size: 16.23 MB
Format: PDF
Category : Electronics
Languages : en
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Electronic Technology

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