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Jack Benny and the Golden Age of American Radio Comedy

Kathryn H. Fuller-Seeley

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780520295049
eISBN:
9780520967946
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520295049.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Radio

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 ... More


Built for Television

Nat Segaloff

in Arthur Penn: American Director

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813129761
eISBN:
9780813135502
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813129761.003.0007
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Hollywood did not appear to like television and seemed to believe that it was only going to be a fad. Although the Founding Moguls came to a consensus that they would not allow their products to be ... More


On the Condition of Anonymity: Unnamed Sources and the Battle for Journalism

Matt Carlson

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252035999
eISBN:
9780252093180
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252035999.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This book confronts the promise and perils of unnamed sources in this exhaustive analysis of controversial episodes in American journalism during the George W. Bush administration, from prewar ... More


The American System

David Goodman

in Radio's Civic Ambition: American Broadcasting and Democracy in the 1930s

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780195394085
eISBN:
9780199894383
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195394085.003.0001
Subject:
Music, History, Western, Popular

The passage of the 1934 Communications Act was a decisive but qualified defeat for the radio reformers who favored alternatives to commercial radio (and often admired the BBC). Public interest ... More


Radio and the Intelligent Listener: The War of the Worlds Panic

David Goodman

in Radio's Civic Ambition: American Broadcasting and Democracy in the 1930s

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780195394085
eISBN:
9780199894383
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195394085.003.0006
Subject:
Music, History, Western, Popular

The chapter sets the famous 1938 CBS, Orson Welles, Mercury Theater of the Air War of the Worlds panic broadcast in the context of contemporary concern about radio propaganda (evident in the work of ... More


The Little Play That Could

Nat Segaloff

in Arthur Penn: American Director

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813129761
eISBN:
9780813135502
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813129761.003.0012
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

When James Rufus Agee died in the back of a taxicab in 1955, an unfinished semiautobiographical manuscript entitled A Death in the Family, which was about his father, was found on his desk. Agee had ... More


Are you sitting (un)comfortably? Sound, horror and radio

Richard J. Hand

in Listen in terror: British horror radio from the advent of broadcasting to the digital age

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780719081484
eISBN:
9781781707265
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719081484.003.0002
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Radio

A detailed analysis of BBC Radio's most famous horror radio show in the 1940s onwards. The most significant and long-running horror series in the history of British radio is Appointment with Fear ... More


We Won’t Always Have Paris: U.S. Networks in France and Europe, 1932–41

Derek W. Vaillant

in Across the Waves: How the United States and France Shaped the International Age of Radio

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780252041419
eISBN:
9780252050015
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252041419.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter follows the establishment of the first permanent U.S. network radio bureaus in Europe, and the work of the National Broadcasting Company’s (NBC) European Representative, Fred Bate, and ... More


The March on Washington and a Peek into Racial Utopia

Aniko Bodroghkozy

in Equal Time: Television and the Civil Rights Movement

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252036682
eISBN:
9780252093784
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252036682.003.0005
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Television

This chapter examines how television networks handled the coverage of the March on Washington on August 28, 1963 to a national audience of millions. The March on Washington drew a quarter of a ... More


Selma in the “Glaring Light of Television”

Aniko Bodroghkozy

in Equal Time: Television and the Civil Rights Movement

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252036682
eISBN:
9780252093784
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252036682.003.0006
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Television

This chapter examines television news' reporting of the Selma campaign for voting rights that led directly to the passage of the 1965 Voting Rights Act. Television cameras present on the Edmund ... More


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