Watching TV: Six Decades of American Television

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Syracuse University Press, 2003 - Performing Arts - 460 pages
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Watching TV remains the only book about television to go beyond mere alphabetical listings and limited reminiscences about the medium's most popular programs. Harry Castleman and Walter J. Podrazik present a sweeping season-by-season survey capturing the essence of television from its inception to the present. anecdotes and the complicated network strategies that have made television a multi-billion-dollar industry. By presenting every prime-time schedule season by season, from the fall of 1944, Watching TV provides a fascinating reading of how the personalities, popular shows and coverage of key event shave evolved during the past six decades. photographs, Watching TV is a valuable history of American television, now updated to include the most recent programming and industry developments.

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I recommend that you not read this entire book over the course of six weeks. It will make your brain explode. Read full review

About the author (2003)

HARRY CASTLEMAN, a practicing lawyer, is Senior Business Counsel at Gaffin & Krattenmaker, P.C., in Boston. A graduate of Boston University Law School, he is the coauthor of eight books.

CHRISTOPHER NIEWOEHNER is a graduate of Harvard College and Harvard Law School.

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