Television: An International History 2nd Edition

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ISBN-13: 978-0198159285
ISBN-10: 0198159285
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"Serious observers of the sociology of television will appreciate the breadth and depth of this history.... Intriguing issues are raised, particularly concerning the influence of this medium on contemporary society and vice versa."--Library Journal


"What a terrific assembly of contributors....An important addition to documenting the global story of television in a single volume."--Journalism History


About the Author

Anthony Smith worked as a producer at the B.B.C. from 1960-1971 and was Director of the British Film Institute from 1979-1988. He has been President of Magdalen College, Oxford, since 1988. Richard Paterson is Head of Media, Education, and Research at the British Film Institute in London.
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  • Paperback: 312 pages
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press; 2 edition (September 24, 1998)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0198159285
  • ISBN-13: 978-0198159285
  • Product Dimensions: 7.4 x 0.8 x 9.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.3 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
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After reviewing a number of alternatives, I selected this text for use in an intermediate course on the television and radio industries. This text filled an important niche in the course in its review of the current state of the television (and to a lesser extent radio) industries around the world. It is an edited collection that has a bit of redundancy and occasionally exhibits some biases. It remains that television is operated in very different ways in many countries around the world, and this text clearly describes those differences and the ways in which television is changing on a global basis.
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