Television I - Television I Lecture by Tarik Elseewi Oct....

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Television I Lecture by Tarik Elseewi Oct. 23, 2006 RTF 305 Today’s Key Points Economic and technical development of TV Television’s “Golden Age” in the 50’s TV and 50’s ideology Although I look like Assem, I am not him and thus will not sing on stage Why Study TV? “It’s just entertainment, don’t be so critical!” TV has played a central economic and social role in modern American history TV helps tell us who we are as a nation, a gender, an ethnic group TV is our eyes and ears on the world Out of somewhere… Unlike Radio, TV was a shepherded technology Early history of television is intertwined with radio Unlike early radio, there were less arguments on what television should be used for and more on how it should be funded Radio… with pictures RCA in the 30’s and 40’s Owned almost all radio patents Started working on bringing television to market Worried government with its potential for monopoly David vs. Goliath
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