Home Articles Reader Opinion Editorial Book Reviews Discussion Writers Guide About TCRecord
transparent 13
Topics
Discussion
Announcements

Fifties Television: The Industry and Its Critics


reviewed by Michael Vincent Kerley — 1991

coverTitle: Fifties Television: The Industry and Its Critics
Author(s): William Boddy
Publisher: University of Illinois Press, Urbana-Champaign
ISBN: 025206299X, Pages: , Year: 1992
Search for book at Amazon.com

With the current television landscape of over one thousand independent stations and the potential of receiving over one hundred channels on our new sets, with the rise of cable television and its vast resources for programming and the use of VCRs in over 65 percent of American homes, it is hard to imagine the television industry as infantile and teetering on the brink of economic uncertainty as it entered the decade of the 1950s. William Boddy’s Fifties Television brings to life that period of time when television was the newest medium and writes about its “growing pains” in becoming the dominant medium of its time. The first few chapters deal with the birth of the industry, from early discussions of television’s possibilities in the 1920s and 1930s through the regulations imposed by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). Boddy outlines the creation of UHF and VHF bands and their implications (especially financial)... (preview truncated at 150 words.)


To view the full-text for this article you must be signed-in with the appropropriate membership. Please review your options below:

Sign-in
Email:
Password:
Store a cookie on my computer that will allow me to skip this sign-in in the future.
Send me my password -- I can't remember it
 
Purchase this Article
Purchase Fifties Television: The Industry and Its Critics
Individual-Resource passes allow you to purchase access to resources one resource at a time. There are no recurring fees.
$12
Become a Member
Online Access
With this membership you receive online access to all of TCRecord's content. The introductory rate of $25 is available for a limited time.
$25
Print and Online Access
With this membership you receive the print journal and free online access to all of TCRecord's content.
$210


Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 93 Number 2, 1991, p. 338-340
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 264, Date Accessed: 10/21/2017 5:12:16 PM

Purchase Reprint Rights for this article or review
Member Center
In Print
This Month's Issue

Submit
EMAIL

Twitter

RSS