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ERIC Number: ED083781
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973
Pages: 175
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The Crowd-Catchers: Introducing Television.
Shayon, Robert Lewis
While television's disturbing and unpredictable power to affect society and people constructively or destructively has been growing, the public's understanding of this medium has not. This book attempts to assemble fundamental and significant insights about television and to convey them in a popular yet substantive fashion for the reader with more than a casual interest in television. Its purpose is to provide the reader with an understanding of the field such that he can direct his attention to specific areas where he may seek more detailed information. The various chapters of the book describe what television is, explore its history; explain the programing and technical operations of television; examine its relationships with the Congress, the courts, and the Federal Communications Commission; and finally look at television's future in the light of new technological developments and issues that impinge on the quality of life in the world of tomorrow. A glossary of selected television terms and a brief bibliography are appended. (Author/SH)
Saturday Review Press, 380 Madison Avenue, New York, NY 10017 ($6.95)
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