Bodroghkozy, Aniko

A Companion to the History of American Broadcasting

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Presented in a single volume, this engaging review reflects on the scholarship and the historical development of American broadcasting

A Companion to the History of American Broadcasting comprehensively evaluates the vibrant history of American radio and television and reveals broadcasting’s influence on American history in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. With contributions from leading scholars on the topic, this wide-ranging anthology explores the impact of broadcasting on American culture, politics, and society from an historical perspective as well as the effect on our economic and social structures. The text’s original and accessibly-written essays offer explorations on a wealth of topics including the production of broadcast media, the evolution of various television and radio genres, the development of the broadcast ratings system, the rise of Spanish language broadcasting in the United States, broadcast activism, African Americans and broadcasting, 1950’s television, and much more.

This essential resource:

  • Presents a scholarly overview of the history of radio and television broadcasting and its influence on contemporary American history
  • Contains original essays from leading academics in the field
  • Examines the role of radio in the television era
  • Discusses the evolution of regulations in radio and television
  • Offers insight into the cultural influence of radio and television
  • Analyzes canonical texts that helped shape the field

Written for students and scholars of media studies and twentieth-century history, A Companion to the History of American Broadcasting is an essential and field-defining guide to the history and historiography of American broadcasting and its many cultural, societal, and political impacts.


A history of American broadcasting; understanding American broadcasting; the American broadcast radio era; American television in the 1930s to the 1950s; The American classic television network era 1950s to 1970s; The American television multi-channel transition period 1980s to 1990s; American radio in the television ear 1950s to 2000s; The American television post-network era; A history of broadcast regulations; reviving the technical in television history; public broadcasting; Latino broadcasting in the United States; radio and television and the military; radio sitcoms history and preservation; the rise and fall of the soap opera; television music; a history of the commodity audience; broadcast activism; African Americans and broadcasting 

, Media Studies, American Studies, Media Studies, American Studies
John Wiley and Sons, Inc.
Publication year
Blackwell Companions in Cultural Studies
Page amount
512 pages
Art, Art History
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