Television in American Society: Biographies, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 1414402236
  • ISBN-13: 9781414402239
  • DDC: 920
  • Shipping Weight: 1.40 lbs ( .64 kgs)
  • 256 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.

Biographies presents profiles of twenty-six men and women who influenced the development of television in a significant way. The volume covers such key figures as inventors Philo T. Farnsworth and Vladimir Zworykin; industry leaders David Sarnoff and William S. Paley; cable TV pioneers Ted Turner and Robert L. Johnson; program producers Joan Ganz Cooney and Norman Lear; TV news journalists Walter Cronkite and Barbara Walters; and television personalities Lucille Ball, Bill Cosby, and Oprah Winfrey.