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For better or worse, television has been the dominant medium of communication for 50 years. Almost all American households have a television set; many have more than one. Transmitting images and sounds electronically is a relatively recent invention, one that required passionate inventors, determined businessmen, government regulators, and willing consumers. This volume in the Greenwood TechnographieS≪/b> series covers the entire history of television from 19the-century European conceptions of transmitting moving images electrically to the death of TV as a discrete system in a digital age. Magoun also discusses the changing face of television in the displays that people watch around the globe. Television: The Life Story of a Technology appeals to students and lay readers alike in highlighting key events and people: the American engineers and entrepreneus such as Vladimir Zworykin and David Sarnoff who ignited the television industry; the bloom of programming choices in tandem with the Baby Boom generation; the development of cable and satellite TV; the Asians who innovated American inventions in videorecording and flat-panel displays; the use of TV in wartime; and the new worlds of digital and high-definition television. Based on the latest research, this crisply written, sometimes provocative survey includes a glossary, timeline, and bibliography for further infomration.

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In this history of television, Magoun (executive director, David Sarnoff Library, David Sarnoff Research Center, Princeton) not only explains the development and basic workings of this technology, but also the processes, personalities, and business decisions involved, and TV's impact on American values. In a "life cycle" framework, he traces TV from its protracted birth through the death of cathode tube TVs and resurrection in digital form. The author addresses issues relating to the paternity of inventions, government regulation, and changing broadcast standards. The book includes b&w illustrations. Annotation ©2007 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

• The American engineers and entrepreneurs such as Vladimir Zworykin and David Sarnoff who ignited the television industry.

• The bloom of programming choices in tandem with the Baby Boom generation.

• The development of cable and satellite TV.

• The Asians who innovated American inventions in videorecording and flat-panel displays.

• The use of TV in wartime.

• The new worlds of digital and high-definition television.

Synopsis:

• Based on the latest research, this crisply written, sometimes provocative survey includes a glossary, timeline, and bibliography for further information. Vladimir Zworykin — whose work ignited the entire television industry

• How the television industry and commercial programming bloomed in tandem with the Baby Boom generation

• The late-twentieth century expansion of cable television and the decline of the broadcast networks, and the new world of high-definition television.

• The volume includes a glossary of terms, a timeline of important events, and a selected bibliography of resources for further information.

Synopsis:

For better or worse, television has been the dominant medium of communication for 50 years. Almost all American households have a television set; many have more than one. Transmitting images and sounds electronically is a relatively recent invention, one that required passionate inventors, determined businessmen, government regulators, and willing consumers. This volume in the Greenwood Technographies series covers the entire history of television from 19the-century European conceptions of transmitting moving images electrically to the death of TV as a discrete system in a digital age. Magoun also discusses the changing face of television in the displays that people watch around the globe. Television: The Life Story of a Technology appeals to students and lay readers alike in highlighting key events and people: the American engineers and entrepreneus such as Vladimir Zworykin and David Sarnoff who ignited the television industry; the bloom of programming choices in tandem with the Baby Boom generation; the development of cable and satellite TV; the Asians who innovated American inventions in videorecording and flat-panel displays; the use of TV in wartime; and the new worlds of digital and high-definition television. Based on the latest research, this crisply written, sometimes provocative survey includes a glossary, timeline, and bibliography for further infomration.

Synopsis:

Provides a concise and accurate history of that revolutionary technology, the television

About the Author

ALEXANDER B. MAGOUN is Executive Director of the David Sarnoff Library and Curator at the Sarnoff Corporation.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780313331282
Manufactured:
Greenwood Publishing Group
Publisher:
Greenwood
Manufactured:
Greenwood Publishing Group
Author:
Magoun, Alexander
Author:
Magoun, Alexander B.
Subject:
General
Subject:
Television & Video
Subject:
History
Subject:
Television - General
Subject:
Television
Subject:
General science
Subject:
General Technology
Subject:
Television -- History.
Subject:
Television - History & Criticism
Subject:
Engineering -- History.
Series:
Greenwood Technographies
Publication Date:
20051131
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
232
Dimensions:
9.39x6.21x.89 in. 1.10 lbs.

Related Subjects

Arts and Entertainment » Film and Television » Media Studies
Engineering » Communications » Video
Engineering » Engineering » History
History and Social Science » Politics » General
Reference » Science Reference » Technology

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"Synopsis" by , • The American engineers and entrepreneurs such as Vladimir Zworykin and David Sarnoff who ignited the television industry.

• The bloom of programming choices in tandem with the Baby Boom generation.

• The development of cable and satellite TV.

• The Asians who innovated American inventions in videorecording and flat-panel displays.

• The use of TV in wartime.

• The new worlds of digital and high-definition television.

"Synopsis" by , • Based on the latest research, this crisply written, sometimes provocative survey includes a glossary, timeline, and bibliography for further information. Vladimir Zworykin — whose work ignited the entire television industry

• How the television industry and commercial programming bloomed in tandem with the Baby Boom generation

• The late-twentieth century expansion of cable television and the decline of the broadcast networks, and the new world of high-definition television.

• The volume includes a glossary of terms, a timeline of important events, and a selected bibliography of resources for further information.

"Synopsis" by , For better or worse, television has been the dominant medium of communication for 50 years. Almost all American households have a television set; many have more than one. Transmitting images and sounds electronically is a relatively recent invention, one that required passionate inventors, determined businessmen, government regulators, and willing consumers. This volume in the Greenwood Technographies series covers the entire history of television from 19the-century European conceptions of transmitting moving images electrically to the death of TV as a discrete system in a digital age. Magoun also discusses the changing face of television in the displays that people watch around the globe. Television: The Life Story of a Technology appeals to students and lay readers alike in highlighting key events and people: the American engineers and entrepreneus such as Vladimir Zworykin and David Sarnoff who ignited the television industry; the bloom of programming choices in tandem with the Baby Boom generation; the development of cable and satellite TV; the Asians who innovated American inventions in videorecording and flat-panel displays; the use of TV in wartime; and the new worlds of digital and high-definition television. Based on the latest research, this crisply written, sometimes provocative survey includes a glossary, timeline, and bibliography for further infomration.
"Synopsis" by , Provides a concise and accurate history of that revolutionary technology, the television
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