RCA = Radio Corporation of America FCC = Federal Communications Commission (formerly FRC Federal Radio Commission) UIB = United Independent Broadcasters (changed to CBS)
1890s- early 1900s new technology into society; rise in live entertainment; g
Mittel "Television Genres as Cultural Categories" - Sit-com o Live audience/laugh tracks o Short, simple plot o Setting statys the same o hr o Recurring characters re-est. of status quo o Episodic - Who defines genre o Industry relies on genre to
Fischer "The Telephone in America" I) 4 Movements a. Innovation b. Monopoly i. Bell Monopoly 1880-1893 ii. Congestion @ switchboards service not adequate iii. Vail: established better quality @ higher cost iv. Made for businesses because Bell oppose
Sconce "The Voice from the Void" I) Connecting the dead through technology a. During Ind. Revolution lots happened in short period of time made people believe in crazy things b. Edison & Crookes wanted to eliminate mediums to contact dead II) Telep
Starr "The First Wire" A. Europe a. Telegraph/telephone control of the state i. Funding, regulation, starting wires b. Slow dissemination due to war/political fragmentation c. Telegraph companies agreed to impose high prices criticized by papers B.
Marvin "Locating the Body in Electrical Space and Time" I) Body is at a "critical juncture b/w nature & culture" separate but now together II) Popular electrical literature & Expert electrical literature o Popular Know world through 5 senses Orali
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, pr
Caldwell "Convergence Television" - Extending narrative into life outside episode (ie: links, DLs) - Syndications repeats (repurposing repackaging shows) - Instead of Nelson ratings can check # of people who click on link - Initial showing not as i
Feur "MTM Style" - Attracting audience differently than Lear political/social content not as in your face - Characters do not perform slapstick comedy - Pre-knowledge about characters - Quality audience Magder "The End of TV 101" - burnett's impact
Ouellete "Oasis of the Vast Wasteland" - PBS more educations TV o More public service than commercials o "A corrective cultural supplement" o Quality TV vs. Network TV Elite brining culture down to masses - TV has become a "boob tube" - 1967 Publi
Is it Hedging or Speculating?
In January 1985, Lufthansa,
under the chairmanship of Heinz
Ruhnau purchased twenty 737
jets from Boeing.
The agreed upon price was
$500 million, payable in US$ on
delivery of the aircrafts in one