The History of Television, 1942 to 2000

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McFarland, 2003 - Performing Arts - 309 pages
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Albert Abramson published (with McFarland) in 1987 a landmark volume titled The History of Television, 1880-1941 (massive...research--Library Journal; voluminous documentation--Choice; many striking old photos--The TV Collector). At last he has produced the follow-up volume; the reader may be assured there is no other book in any language that is remotely comparable to it. Together, these two volumes provide the definitive technical history of the medium. Upon the development in the mid-1940s of new cameras and picture tubes that made commercial television possible worldwide, the medium rose rapidly to prominence. Perhaps even more important was the invention of the video tape recorder in 1956, allowing editing, re-shooting and rebroadcasting.
This second volume, 1942 to 2000 covers these significant developments and much more. Chapters are devoted to television during World War II and the postwar era, the development of color television, Ampex Corporation's contributions, television in Europe, the change from helical to high band technology, solid state cameras, the television coverage of Apollo II, the rise of electronic journalism, television entering the studios, the introduction of the camcorder, the demise of RCA at the hands of GE, the domination of Sony and Matsushita, and the future of television in e-cinema and the 1080 P24 format. The book is heavily illustrated (as is the first volume).
  

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This book very much helped me and my partner on our project for technological advances in history. It really shows how it works and its history through the wars and so forth.

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Contents

The Postwar Era 19461949
18
The Second NTSC and Color 19501953
37
The Ampex Revolution 19541956
60
Europe Turns Down NTSC 19571960
77
From Helicals to High Band 19611964
92
SolidState Cameras 19651967
105
Apollo 11 19681971
122
The Rise of Electronic Journalism 19721976
140
Television Enters the Studios 19771979
173
Introduction of the Camcorder 19801984
186
The Death of RCA or the G E Massacre 19851989
206
The Grand Alliance 19901994
232
ECinema and the 1080p24 Format 19952000
252
Notes
265
Selected Bibliography
301
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