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The Resource Radio and television regulation : broadcast technology in the United States, 1920-1960, Hugh R. Slotten

Radio and television regulation : broadcast technology in the United States, 1920-1960, Hugh R. Slotten

Label
Radio and television regulation : broadcast technology in the United States, 1920-1960
Title
Radio and television regulation
Title remainder
broadcast technology in the United States, 1920-1960
Statement of responsibility
Hugh R. Slotten
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Annotation
Member of
Cataloging source
N$T
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Slotten, Hugh Richard
Dewey number
384.54/0973/0904
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HE8689.8
LC item number
.S56 2000eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Broadcasting policy
  • Broadcasting
  • TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING
  • Broadcasting
  • Broadcasting policy
  • United States
  • Omroep
  • Technische vernieuwing
  • Overheidsbeleid
  • Rundfunkpolitik
  • Fernsehtechnik
  • Rundfunktechnik
  • USA
Summary expansion
<p>From AM radio to color television, broadcasting raised enormous practical and policy problems in the United States, especially in relation to the federal government's role in licensing and regulation. How did technological change, corporate interest, and political pressures bring about the world that station owners work within today (and that tuned-in consumers make profitable)? In <i> Radio and Television Regulation,</i> Hugh R. Slotten examines the choices that confronted federal agencies-first the Department of Commerce, then the Federal Radio Commission in 1927, and seven years later the Federal Communications Commission-and shows the impact of their decisions on developing technologies.</p><p>Slotten analyzes the policy debates that emerged when the public implications of AM and FM radio and black-and-white and color television first became apparent. His discussion of the early years of radio examines powerful personalities-including navy secretary Josephus Daniels and commerce secretary Herbert Hoover-who maneuvered for government control of "the wireless." He then considers fierce competition among companies such as Westinghouse, GE, and RCA, which quickly grasped the commercial promise of radio and later of television and struggled for technological edge and market advantage. Analyzing the complex interplay of the factors forming public policy for radio and television broadcasting, and taking into account the ideological traditions that framed these controversies, Slotten sheds light on the rise of the regulatory state. In an epilogue he discusses his findings in terms of contemporary debates over high-resolution TV.</p>
Label
Radio and television regulation : broadcast technology in the United States, 1920-1960, Hugh R. Slotten
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 245-299) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • ""CONTENTS""; ""PREFACE AND ACKNOWLEDGMENTS""; ""1 Engineering Public Policy for Radio: Herbert Hoover, the Department of Commerce, and the Broadcast Boom, 1900â€?1927""; ""2 Radio Engineers, the Federal Radio Commission, and the Social Shaping of Broadcast Technology: “Creating Radio Paradise, â€? 1927â€?1934""; ""3 Competition for Standards: Television Broadcasting, Commercialization, and Technical Expertise, 1928â€?1941""; ""4 “Rainbow in the Skyâ€?: FM Radio, Technical Superiority, and Regulatory Decision Making, 1936â€?1948""
  • ""5 VHF and UHF: Establishing a Nationwide Television System, 1945â€?1960""""6 Competition for Color-Television Standards: Formulating Policy for Technological Innovation, 1946â€?1960""; ""Epilogue""; ""NOTES""; ""NOTE ON SECONDARY SOURCES""; ""INDEX""
Control code
51480816
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xv, 308 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780801864506
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)51480816
Label
Radio and television regulation : broadcast technology in the United States, 1920-1960, Hugh R. Slotten
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 245-299) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • ""CONTENTS""; ""PREFACE AND ACKNOWLEDGMENTS""; ""1 Engineering Public Policy for Radio: Herbert Hoover, the Department of Commerce, and the Broadcast Boom, 1900â€?1927""; ""2 Radio Engineers, the Federal Radio Commission, and the Social Shaping of Broadcast Technology: “Creating Radio Paradise, â€? 1927â€?1934""; ""3 Competition for Standards: Television Broadcasting, Commercialization, and Technical Expertise, 1928â€?1941""; ""4 “Rainbow in the Skyâ€?: FM Radio, Technical Superiority, and Regulatory Decision Making, 1936â€?1948""
  • ""5 VHF and UHF: Establishing a Nationwide Television System, 1945â€?1960""""6 Competition for Color-Television Standards: Formulating Policy for Technological Innovation, 1946â€?1960""; ""Epilogue""; ""NOTES""; ""NOTE ON SECONDARY SOURCES""; ""INDEX""
Control code
51480816
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xv, 308 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780801864506
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)51480816

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