Radio and cinema lecture outline

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Radio and cinema lecture outline 1/21/10 I. Mass entertainment II. Entertainment becomes an industry III. Global culture IV. Propaganda I. Mass entertainment 1) With urbanization, large populations of people were concentrated in cities. 2) Mass forms of entertainment (amusement parks, concert halls, restaurants, cabarets, movie houses) catered to urban residents. 3) Radio and cinema made people feel interconnected. They created a common national culture, then a common global culture. 4) Movie projectors began to operate in 1895; by 1908 the U.S. had over 10,000. 5) By 1929 weekly U.S. cinema attendance was 95 million people, approximately 65% of the resident population. It declined thereafter, due to the Depression, the rise of television and the flight of middle-class moviegoers from city centers to the suburbs. 6) Radio transmission first occurred in 1897, and radio was used to communicate between armies and navies during WWI. Public broadcasting began in the 1920s with the widespread introduction of radio receivers. 7)
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This note was uploaded on 05/25/2010 for the course HIST 20 taught by Professor Idon'tremember during the Spring '08 term at UC Riverside.

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