Television has developed from its beginnings in the early part of the 20th century to become an integral part of everyday life in today's society as a means of obtaining and communicating information as well as a form of entertainment. The new edition of the Encyclopedia of Television builds on the award-winning first edition that has been widely recognized and cited as the foremost reference work on the study of television. Incorporating almost 200 new entries and revisions of almost all of the original entries from the first edition, the second edition of the Encyclopedia not only focuses on the history and current state of television in today's society but looks to the future, exploring significant changes that have occurred in the economic, technological, and regulatory contexts in which television is produced, transmitted, and experienced.
- Almost 200 new entries have been added and nearly all of the original entries from the first edition have been revised and updated
- Expanded international coverage from the first edition
- Comprehensive coverage of the explosive growth of cable television and popularity of reality television in the last decade
- Reflects the new developments in the television industry since the first edition such as new programs, new companies, merged conglomerates, and individuals who have risen to prominence
- Illustrated with over 745 black-and-white photographs including show stills, persons, and other facets of television history
- Helpful research tools include a comprehensive analytical index, a network of cross-references, and bibliographies for suggestions for further reading and research
- Program entries contain cast lists, programming histories, and production personnel
- Entries range in length from about 1,000 words for most entries to 7,000 words for overview entries on topics such as Americanization and Music on Television
- More than 1150 signed A-Z entries by over 300 contributorscritics and scholarsfrom around the world
ABOUT THE EDITOR
Horace Newcomb is the Director of the George Foster Peabody Awards Program and Lambdin Kay Distinguished Professor for the Peabody Awards in the Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Georgia.
Newcomb is the author of TV: The Most Popular Art (1974), co-author of The Producer's Medium (1983), and editor of six editions of Television: The Critical View (1976-2000). In 1973-74, while teaching full time, he was also the daily television columnist for the Baltimore Morning Sun. From 1994-96 he served as Curator for the Museum of Broadcast Communications (Chicago) with primary duties as editor of The Museum of Broadcast Communications Encyclopedia of Television, a 3 volume, 1,948 page reference work containing more than 1,000 entries on major people, programs, and topics related to television in the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada, and Australia.
Hi research and teaching interests are in media, society, and culture and he has written widely in the fields of television criticism and history.
Newcomb received the B.A. from Mississippi College, Clinton, Mississippi in 1964. He studied as a Woodrow Wilson Fellow and University Fellow at the University of Chicago, receiving the M.A. in 1965 (General Studies in the Humanities) and the Ph.D in English (American Literature), in 1969. From 1990-95 he served as a member of the Board of the Peabody Awards Program. He taught at colleges and universities in Iowa, Michigan, Maryland, and Texas before joining the Peabody Program as Director in 2001.
- Area: Reference
- List Price: $675.00
- ISBN: 1579583946
- Publisher: Routledge
- Publication Date: 10/7/2004
- Pages: 2800 pages
- Trim Size: 8-1/2 x 11
- Illustrations: 749 b/w illustrations