- Paperback: 516 pages
- Publisher: Watson-Guptill Pubns (October 1997)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0823083152
- ISBN-13: 978-0823083152
- Product Dimensions: 1.2 x 6.8 x 9.2 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.9 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #739,641 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The Encyclopedia of Daytime Television: Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Daytime TV but Didn't Know Where to Look! from American Bandstand, As the World Turns, and Bugs Bunny, to Paperback – October, 1997
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The book was published way back in 1997 and I am so hoping Hyatt updates this book to reflect the changing world of television, especially that of network serials as more and more are being cancelled in favour of cheap reality programming.
"The Encyclopedia of Daytime Television" covers soap operas, game shows, talk shows, early morning shows like "Today", and even Saturday morning cartoons. Broadcast dates are included, whether the show was broadcast in black and white and in color, time slots, and important detailed info on all programs broadcast on television during the daylight hours since the early '50's, including some rare syndicated series.
My favorite part of the book are the sections on soaps as important storyline details are included, who played who when, what event made a soap a hit and what elements ultimately killed a long-running show. There are also some very rare black and white photos included.
The only argument I have with the book is I wished there had been a section dedicated to the all-important Nielsen ratings for all shows season by season, but that was not included.
A great read and a great addition to your home library.
It has tons of shows that aired on daytime TV. It covers Cartoons, Children's programs, Game shows, News shows, Soap operas, Sports programs, Talk shows and more. It gives you show air dates, a synopsis of the plot, its principle cast members and other pertinent info about the show.
The writting is small and there is a lot of material packed into the 516 pages. Get a copy while you still can! I love this book!
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Excellent reference book and outstanding service and seller--highly recommended.Published 4 months ago by Amazon Customer
I am a fan of all the soaps. Great book. A lot of facts,and background information. Highly recommend this book.Published on April 23, 2013 by eric
this book was very interesting I foubd shows that I didn't even know they were on during the day when I was a kid very informative thank youPublished on April 26, 2011 by sandy