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Between Truth and Time: A History of Soviet Central Television

Christine E. Evans

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780300208481
eISBN:
9780300208962
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300208481.001.0001
Subject:
History, Russian and Former Soviet Union History

This book—the first full-length study of Soviet Central Television to draw extensively on archival sources, interviews, and television recordings—challenges the idea that mass culture in the Soviet ... More


The New World of Television

Asa Briggs

in The History of Broadcasting in the United Kingdom: Volume II: The Golden Age of Wireless

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780192129307
eISBN:
9780191670015
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192129307.003.0005
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Cultural History

The chapter provides a brief history of television and its growth in its earliest phases. Television Limited was formed in June 1925 before the BBC. John Logie Baird was its first sponsor. His first ... More


A Severed Branch: The Memory of Fascism on Stage and Screen

Susanne C. Knittel

in The Historical Uncanny: Disability, Ethnicity, and the Politics of Holocaust Memory

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780823262786
eISBN:
9780823266500
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823262786.003.0007
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter is divided into two parts. The first offers an analysis of two television productions, Perlasca—un eroe italiano (2002) and Il cuore nel pozzo (2005), both directed by Alberto Negrin. ... More


Introduction: Stagnation and Experimentation in the Russian Era of Television

Christine E. Evans

in Between Truth and Time: A History of Soviet Central Television

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780300208481
eISBN:
9780300208962
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300208481.003.0001
Subject:
History, Russian and Former Soviet Union History

This book traces the history of Central Television in the Soviet Union from the mid-1960s through the late 1970s and early 1980s. It examines the influential television shows produced by elites near ... More


Not a Mirror but a Magnifying Glass: Soviet Television Enthusiasm

Christine E. Evans

in Between Truth and Time: A History of Soviet Central Television

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780300208481
eISBN:
9780300208962
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300208481.003.0002
Subject:
History, Russian and Former Soviet Union History

This chapter focuses on Soviet television “enthusiasm,” the set of values and ambitions espoused by Central Television workers in the second half of the 1950s. It first considers the creation of the ... More


Programmnaia Politika: Audience Research and the Creation of the Channel 1 Schedule

Christine E. Evans

in Between Truth and Time: A History of Soviet Central Television

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780300208481
eISBN:
9780300208962
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300208481.003.0003
Subject:
History, Russian and Former Soviet Union History

This chapter examines the conflicts and questions surrounding Central Television's schedule for Channel 1, collectively known as “programmnaia politika”—a term that literally means “scheduling ... More


From Café to Contest: New Year’s Variety Shows and the Soviet Festive System

Christine E. Evans

in Between Truth and Time: A History of Soviet Central Television

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780300208481
eISBN:
9780300208962
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300208481.003.0004
Subject:
History, Russian and Former Soviet Union History

This chapter examines Central Television's use of holiday programming to evaluate and negotiate audience needs. It first discusses the place of television in the Soviet festive system before ... More


Time and the Problem of Boredom

Christine E. Evans

in Between Truth and Time: A History of Soviet Central Television

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780300208481
eISBN:
9780300208962
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300208481.003.0005
Subject:
History, Russian and Former Soviet Union History

This chapter examines the problem of boredom in Soviet news programs by focusing on Time, the centerpiece of Central Television's evening schedule. It first considers the characteristics of Soviet ... More


“KVN Is an Honest Game”: Game Shows and the Problem of Authority

Christine E. Evans

in Between Truth and Time: A History of Soviet Central Television

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780300208481
eISBN:
9780300208962
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300208481.003.0007
Subject:
History, Russian and Former Soviet Union History

This chapter examines the problem of authority in Soviet television game shows by focusing on KVN [Klub veselykh i nakhodchivykh, Club of the Merry and Resourceful]. Created in 1961 by Central ... More


A Dress Rehearsal for Life: Artloto and What? Where? When?

Christine E. Evans

in Between Truth and Time: A History of Soviet Central Television

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780300208481
eISBN:
9780300208962
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300208481.003.0008
Subject:
History, Russian and Former Soviet Union History

This chapter examines Artloto (1971–1978) and What? Where? When? (1975–present), two Central Television television game shows that mirrored the late Soviet phenomenon termed “being vnye”—the ... More


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