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Big Broadcast of 1932- Vaudeville clips Texaco Lonestar – Milton Berle - vaudeville structure - geared towards NE hit peak in 1948 (buying peak) silent film short – picture on screen precursor to tv Burns and Allen – Dumb Dora sitcom/variety show, product placement Jack Benny – “radio family” – recurring cast private lives = personal lives Stella Dallas – cereal form - get women in war telegraph – morse – 1840 phone- bell – 1870 radio- Marconi – 1890 tv- Farnesworth - 1930 Ratings: Crosely 1930- calling people to see what they watched that week (recall method) Hooperatings 1935 – listening to at that moment Nielson rating – audimeter – says what channel radio is on) Regulation: Radio Act of 1912 - all operators must be licensed and US citizens - Amateurs can transmit short wave 1922 Radio Boom - amateurs cannot broadcast weather, market reports, music, concerts Radio Act of 1927 - Broadcasting is a unique service - Privately owned but must serve “public interest”
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This note was uploaded on 04/18/2008 for the course COMM 107 taught by Professor Televisionhistoryandform during the Spring '07 term at NYU.

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