Television in American Society: Almanac, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 1414402228
  • ISBN-13: 9781414402222
  • DDC: 302.23
  • Shipping Weight: 1.65 lbs ( .75 kgs)
  • 304 Pages | Print | Hardcover
  • © 2007 | Published



Focused on a popular topic, this exciting collection gives students and teachers substantial material for discussion and research. The Television in American Society Reference Library shows how television has reflected and influenced American society and culture throughout its history, covering both positive and negative effects. Accessible and interesting as well as informative, included are illustrations and sidebars, clear prose, and ideas for activities, research and further reading. A subject index, chronology and words-to-know section are among the many other features supporting student achievement.

The Almanac looks at the history of television chronologically, starting with the introduction of the technology in the 1920s and ending with issues that face the industry in the 21st century as well as its future outlook. Included in its coverage are the most popular and influential TV programming and seminal moments in TV history. Other subjects include networks, viewing trends, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), types of programming (such as Children’s, educational, dramas, comedies, news, sports), advertising and the emergence of cable television.