A History of Broadcasting in the United States: Volume 1: A Tower of Babel: To 1933

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Oxford University Press, Dec 31, 1966 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 352 pages
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Tells how radio and television became an integral part of American life, of how a toy became an industry and a force in politics, business, education, religion, and international affairs.
 

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An absolutely fascinating look at the earliest days of the broadcasting industry. Much of the focus of the book is on the radio industry, of course, but the earliest incarnations of television are ... Read full review

Contents

1 VOICES
7
THE BLACK BOX
9
ON NATIVE SOIL
18
VOICES IN THE NIGHT
19
MISSION IN THE ETHER
21
THE GREATEST BUNCH OF JUNK
28
BUILDERS
33
2 WAR
39
DEAR DEAR FRIENDS
162
CRISIS IN THE AIR
172
4 WEB
189
UPSTART
193
A LAW IS MADE
195
THE COOLIDGE HOUR
202
BIRTH OF THE FRC
211
PLUCK AND LUCK
219

THE BIG ONES
41
CLOAK AND DAGGER WIRELESS
50
GOLDEN SUNSET
52
WATCHING THE RAMPARTS
57
COVENANTS QUIETLY ARRIVED AT
58
FERMENT
61
DECISION IN PITTSBURGH
64
3 TOWERS
75
UP A LADDER IN NEWARK
83
CHICAGO CITY OF OPERA
88
THE EUPHORIA OF 1922
91
PHONE BOOTH OF THE AIR
105
DISCORD
114
SHADE OF THE POTTED PALM
125
192324
135
WASHINGTON GIFTS
160
AINT DAT SUMPIN?
224
UPWARD
231
5 PANIC
235
BUT FIRST
237
COME IN WORLD
245
GHOSTS
253
ARENA
257
NOVEMBER DEADLINE
266
GOD AND MAMMON
269
CHAT
283
APPENDIX A CHRONOLOGY
287
APPENDIX B LAWS
291
The Radio Act of 1927
300
BIBLIOGRAPHY
317
INDEX
329
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Page 3 - And they said, Go to, let us build us a city and a tower, whose top may reach unto heaven; and let us make us a name, lest we be scattered abroad upon the face of the whole earth.
Page 9 - I have spoken will easily pierce such mediums, which to them will be transparent. Here, then, is revealed the bewildering possibility of telegraphy without wires, posts, cables, or any of our present costly appliances.

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