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Syndicating Science

in Science on the Air: Popularizers and Personalities on Radio and Early Television

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226467597
eISBN:
9780226466958
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226466958.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

While individuals like Austin Clark, Thornton Burgess, and Harlow Shapley were experimenting with their broadcasts, two organizations in Washington were joining forces to create another new science ... More


Cooperative Ventures

in Science on the Air: Popularizers and Personalities on Radio and Early Television

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226467597
eISBN:
9780226466958
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226466958.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

Compared to film, radio production required far less expenditure of time and money. This made it more promising for a modestly conceived series of talks. For the first two years, Science Service ... More


Shifting Ground

in Science on the Air: Popularizers and Personalities on Radio and Early Television

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226467597
eISBN:
9780226466958
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226466958.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

During the 1920s, radio evolved from experimental technology to potentially profitable business, from a playing field open to amateurs to a closed shop controlled by national commercial networks. ... More


A Twist of the Dial

in Science on the Air: Popularizers and Personalities on Radio and Early Television

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226467597
eISBN:
9780226466958
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226466958.003.0007
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

Popularization remained a marginal activity for the scientific and academic elite during the early 1930s, rarely high on their professional agendas. To some, popularization represented a necessary ... More


Facts and Fictionalizations

in Science on the Air: Popularizers and Personalities on Radio and Early Television

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226467597
eISBN:
9780226466958
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226466958.003.0008
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

Radio programs whose titles promised “new horizons,” “adventures,” “explorations,” and “science on the march” harmonized well with 1930s political rhetoric and the New Deal ethos. Science ... More


Adventuring with Scientists

in Science on the Air: Popularizers and Personalities on Radio and Early Television

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226467597
eISBN:
9780226466958
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226466958.003.0009
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

In 1934, reflecting trends within radio generally, Watson Davis began to introduce more personality to the Science Service programs. The next year, “at the request of the network,” he added ... More


Broadcasting the Voice of the Atom

in Science on the Air: Popularizers and Personalities on Radio and Early Television

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226467597
eISBN:
9780226466958
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226466958.003.0010
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

By the summer of 1945, when the atomic bomb reaffirmed science's alliance with the body politic, the tone and direction of popularization had already shifted. Postwar coverage of atomic energy began ... More


All Science, All the Time

Marcel Chotkowski Lafollette

in Science on American Television: A History

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226921990
eISBN:
9780226922010
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226922010.003.0015
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter discusses the history of science in television broadcasting in the United States, explaining that American television never presented science in its entirety but only presented topics ... More


The Radio Nature League

in Science on the Air: Popularizers and Personalities on Radio and Early Television

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226467597
eISBN:
9780226466958
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226466958.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

Thornton W. Burgess was a successful children's book author. His animal characters and natural history lessons had been enchanting children and their parents for many years. He also had his own show, ... More


Science on American Television: A History

Marcel Chotkowski LaFollette

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226921990
eISBN:
9780226922010
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226922010.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

As television emerged as a major cultural and economic force, many imagined that the medium would enhance civic education for topics such as science. And, indeed, television soon offered a ... More


Show Me the Bone: Reconstructing Prehistoric Monsters in Nineteenth-Century Britain and America

Gowan Dawson

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780226332734
eISBN:
9780226332871
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226332871.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

In the nineteenth century paleontologists claimed that, from just a single bone, they could identify and sometimes even reconstruct previously unknown prehistoric creatures. Such extraordinary ... More


Epilogue Entertaining Lessons

in Science on the Air: Popularizers and Personalities on Radio and Early Television

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226467597
eISBN:
9780226466958
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226466958.003.0012
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

In the twenty-first century, podcasting and similar new delivery technologies seem to promise increased opportunities for serious topics like science; educational and informative programs need no ... More


New Awareness Of A Scientist’s Responsibility

KLAUS HENTSCHEL

in The Mental Aftermath: The Mentality of German Physicists 1945-1949

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199205660
eISBN:
9780191709388
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199205660.003.0013
Subject:
Physics, History of Physics

The political encouragements in the Physikalische Blätter reflected the budding awareness among German scientists of their social responsibility. This awareness is specifically articulated in the ... More


Tales of Futures Past: Anticipation and the Ends of Literature in Contemporary China

Paola Iovene

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780804789370
eISBN:
9780804791601
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804789370.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

Twentieth-century Chinese literature has been characterized by an obsession with the future, an obsession that is often commented on but rarely scrutinized. Most studies of Chinese literature ... More


The Culture of Proof and the Crisis of Faith

Courtenay Raia

in The New Prometheans: Faith, Science, and the Supernatural Mind in the Victorian Fin de Siécle

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780226635217
eISBN:
9780226635491
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226635491.003.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

The nineteenth century saw the scientific revolution come sweeping through the common culture, not just as technology or worldview, but more intimately, as a personal standard of truth. The Victorian ... More


William Crookes in Wonderland: Scientific Spiritualism and the Physics of the Impossible

Courtenay Raia

in The New Prometheans: Faith, Science, and the Supernatural Mind in the Victorian Fin de Siècle

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780226635217
eISBN:
9780226635491
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226635491.003.0002
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

More than any other scientist of his day, Sir William Crookes's career traversed the spectrum of science’s many cultural localities. He was at once a poster boy of vocational science, a ringmaster of ... More


Race Concepts beyond the Classroom

Ann Morning

in The Nature of Race: How Scientists Think and Teach about Human Difference

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520270305
eISBN:
9780520950146
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520270305.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

Schools are not the only places where scientists' knowledge of race makes its way to a lay audience. Formal education is just one of many institutions that reflect and convey scientific notions of ... More


Mass culture: the Victorian world picture

Andrew Horrall

in Inventing the Cave Man: From Darwin to the Flintstones

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781526113849
eISBN:
9781526128225
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526113849.003.0001
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter explores aspects of nineteenth-century popular culture that contributed to the emergence of the cave man character. References are made to previous works from history, cultural and ... More


The Punjab Science Institute

Ruchi Ram Sahni

in A Memoir of Pre-Partition Punjab: Ruchi Ram Sahni, 1863-1948

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
February 2018
ISBN:
9780199474004
eISBN:
9780199089864
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199474004.003.0010
Subject:
History, Indian History, Social History

This chapter is devoted to the story of the Punjab Science Institute and Scientific Workshop, which Ruchi Ram Sahni set up along with Professor J.C. Oman of the Government College, Lahore. The aim of ... More


Lawrence Bragg and Linus Pauling: Comparisons and Rivalries

John Meurig Thomas

in Architects of Structural Biology: Bragg, Perutz, Kendrew, Hodgkin

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
March 2020
ISBN:
9780198854500
eISBN:
9780191888793
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198854500.003.0007
Subject:
Physics, Crystallography, Soft Matter / Biological Physics

W. L. Bragg and L. C. Pauling were among the most famous scientists in the world for much of the twentieth century. Each was a Nobel Laureate, and each was admired, not only for their fundamental ... More


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