Encyclopedia of Television Shows, 1925 Through 2007: A-E

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McFarland, 2009 - Performing Arts - 1848 pages
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Before the Internet and the rise of scholarship on popular culture, Vincent Terrace built his reputation as one of the leading researchers in television reference. This work represents decades of research and spans the entire history of television. While documentation regarding cast and personnel is now often found online, descriptions of the shows from authoritative sources are still not widely available. Terrace fills that gap with this work, which covers more than 9,350 shows (including pilots!) and constitutes the most comprehensive documentation of television series ever published. All the traditional genres are here along with show genres not well covered elsewhere--including children's programming, talk and advice shows, game shows, opera, stage plays, women's programming, dance, documentary television, and more.

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New Yorker Vincent Terrace has worked as a research contributor for ABC television and has written more than 30 books, including Encyclopedia of Television Subjects, Themes and Settings (2007), Television Characters (2006), Radio Program Openings and Closings, 1931-1972 (2003), Crime Fighting Heroes of Television (2002), Sitcom Fact Finder, 1948-1984 (2001), and Television Sitcom Factbook, 1985-2000 (2000), all from McFarland.

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