A History of Broadcasting in the United States: Volume 1: A Tower of Babel: To 1933

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Oxford University Press, 1966 M12 31 - 352 páginas
Tells how radio and television became an integral part of American life, of how a toy became an industry and a force in politics, business, education, religion, and international affairs.

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An absolutely fascinating look at the earliest days of the broadcasting industry. Much of the focus of the book is on the radio industry, of course, but the earliest incarnations of television are ... Leer comentario completo

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DEAR DEAR FRIENDS
162
CRISIS IN THE AIR
172
4 WEB
189
UPSTART
193
A LAW IS MADE
195
THE COOLIDGE HOUR
202
BIRTH OF THE FRC
211
PLUCK AND LUCK
219

THE BIG ONES
41
CLOAK AND DAGGER WIRELESS
50
GOLDEN SUNSET
52
WATCHING THE RAMPARTS
57
COVENANTS QUIETLY ARRIVED AT
58
FERMENT
61
DECISION IN PITTSBURGH
64
3 TOWERS
75
UP A LADDER IN NEWARK
83
CHICAGO CITY OF OPERA
88
THE EUPHORIA OF 1922
91
PHONE BOOTH OF THE AIR
105
DISCORD
114
SHADE OF THE POTTED PALM
125
192324
135
WASHINGTON GIFTS
160
AINT DAT SUMPIN?
224
UPWARD
231
5 PANIC
235
BUT FIRST
237
COME IN WORLD
245
GHOSTS
253
ARENA
257
NOVEMBER DEADLINE
266
GOD AND MAMMON
269
CHAT
283
APPENDIX A CHRONOLOGY
287
APPENDIX B LAWS
291
The Radio Act of 1927
300
BIBLIOGRAPHY
317
INDEX
329
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Página 167 - Such songs have power to quiet The restless pulse of care, And come like the benediction That follows after prayer. Then read from the treasured volume The poem of thy choice, And lend to the rhyme of the poet The beauty of thy voice. And the night shall be filled with music, And the cares, that infest the day, Shall fold their tents, like the Arabs, And as silently steal away.
Página 309 - If any licensee shall permit any person who is a legally qualified candidate for any public office to use a broadcasting station, he shall afford equal opportunities to all other such candidates for that office in the use of such broadcasting station...
Página 78 - a plan of development which would make radio a 'household utility' in the same sense as the piano or phonograph. . . . The idea is to bring music into the house by wireless. . . . "The receiver can be designed in the form of a simple 'Radio Music Box...
Página 309 - ... agent, or otherwise, in the business of transmitting and/or receiving for hire messages by any cable, wire, telegraph, or telephone line or system (a) between any place in any State, Territory, or possession of the United States or in the District of Columbia, and any place in any other State, Territory, or possession of the United States; or (b) between any place in any State...
Página 3 - And they said, Go to, let us build us a city and a tower, whose top may reach unto heaven; and let us make us a name, lest we be scattered abroad upon the face of the whole earth.
Página 9 - I have spoken will easily pierce such mediums, which to them will be transparent. Here, then, is revealed the bewildering possibility of telegraphy without wires, posts, cables, or any of our present costly appliances.
Página 303 - If upon examination of any application for a station license or for the renewal or modification of a station license the Commission shall determine that public interest, convenience, or necessity would be served by the granting thereof, it shall authorize the issuance, renewal, or modification thereof in accordance with said finding. In the event the Commission...

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