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Turning Points In Television Larry Brody

Turning Points In Television

Larry Brody

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ISBN : 9780806526430
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320 pages
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Veteran TV writer/executive and lifelong fan Larry Brody offers an up-close-and-personal look at twenty-three vital moments in television history. Drawing on his unique experience as an industry insider, he explores trends, technologicalMoreVeteran TV writer/executive and lifelong fan Larry Brody offers an up-close-and-personal look at twenty-three vital moments in television history. Drawing on his unique experience as an industry insider, he explores trends, technological breakthroughs, and pivotal events that shaped TV into an unrivaled business, entertainment, and cultural force. Watch in wonder with Brody as:- Edward R. Murrow creates TV news as we know it- I Love Lucy premieres and forever changes television entertainment- An action-packed Western aimed at kids paves the way for the mayhem on The Sopranos- Bill Cosby is cast in I Spy--the first African-American to star in an American drama series--and the countrys perceptions on race shift- The home VCR alters the business and the art of television- Stars grab control over shows--whos going to stop them?--with surprising results- Hill Street Blues takes TV storytelling in unexpected directions- Cable is born and ushers in a new era of adult programming- Reality TV springs from a labor dispute that happened long before Survivor