"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.