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Tube of Plenty : The Evolution of American Television

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Tube of Plenty is an abridgement of Erik Barnouw's classic 3-volume History of Broadcasting in the United States. The paperback edition was first published in 1976 and a second edition in 1982. Much has happened in television in the 1980s; the decline of the three major networks, the expansion of cable and satellite television, film channels like Home Box Office, the success of ESPN (sports), and MTV (pop music), and the increased way in which the White House in Washington has managed and controlled national news and its contents. Barnouw has added an extensive chapter dealing with the changes of the 1980s and looking ahead to the 1990s.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 624 pages
  • 134.62 x 200.66 x 25.4mm | 453.59g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Revised
  • 2nd Revised edition
  • numerous halftones
  • 0195064844
  • 9780195064841

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'Tube of Plenty is ideal for undergraduate reading ... His is solid libertian history based on careful reading of primary sources ... and enormous skill in synthesizing huge amounts of material.' Maureen J. Nemecek, Oklahoma State University, American Journalism, Spring-Summer 1991show more

About Erik Barnouw

Erik Barnouw, Professor Emeritus of Dramatic Arts at Columbia University, co-founded and chaired Columbia's Film Division for many years. He also helped to organize, and headed, the Writers Guild of America. He is Editor in Chief of the International Encyclopedia of Communications and the author of several books, including Indian Film (with S. Krishnaswamy) and The Magician and the Cinema.show more

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