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Television : The Life Story of a Technology, Hardback Book

Television : The Life Story of a Technology Hardback

Part of the Greenwood Technographies series


For better or worse, television has been the dominant medium of communication for 50 years.

Almost all American households have a television set; many have more than one.

Transmitting images and sounds electronically is a relatively recent invention, one that required passionate inventors, determined businessmen, government regulators, and willing consumers.

This volume in the Greenwood Technographies series covers the entire history of television from 19the-century European conceptions of transmitting moving images electrically to the death of TV as a discrete system in a digital age.

Magoun also discusses the changing face of television in the displays that people watch around the globe.

Television: The Life Story of a Technology appeals to students and lay readers alike in highlighting key events and people: the American engineers and entrepreneus such as Vladimir Zworykin and David Sarnoff who ignited the television industry; the bloom of programming choices in tandem with the Baby Boom generation; the development of cable and satellite TV; the Asians who innovated American inventions in videorecording and flat-panel displays; the use of TV in wartime; and the new worlds of digital and high-definition television.

Based on the latest research, this crisply written, sometimes provocative survey includes a glossary, timeline, and bibliography for further infomration.


  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 232 pages
  • Publisher: ABC-CLIO
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Television
  • ISBN: 9780313331282



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