Television

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This list contains mostly studies of the television industry and the development of broadcast news.  It doesn't deal much with entertainment programming, TV stars and producers, or audience analysis.

Abramson, Albert.  The History of Television, 1880 to 1941.  Jefferson, NC: McFarland, 1987.

Adams, William C., ed.  Television Coverage of International Affairs.  Norwood, NJ: Ablex, 1982.

Allen, Craig M.  News is People: The Rise of Local Television News and the Fall of News From New York.  Ames: Iowa State University Press, 2001.

Altheide, David L.  Creating Reality: How TV News Distorts Events.  Beverly Hills, Cal.: Sage, 1976.

Anderson, Christopher.  Hollywood TV: The Studio System in the Fifties.  Austin: University of Texas Press, 1994.

Anderson, James Kent.  “Fraudulence in Television: The History and Implications of the Quiz Show Scandals, 1955-1960.”  PhD dissertation, University of Washington, 1975.

Arlen, Michael J.  The Camera Age.  New York: FSG, 1981.

Aubin, Stephen P.  Distorting Defense: Network News and National Security. Westport, Conn.: Praeger, 1998.

Auletta, Ken.  Three Blind Mice: How the TV Networks Lost Their Way.  New York: Random House, 1991.

Auten, Philip J., and Douglas A. Boyd.  “Dumont: The Original Fourth Network.”  Journal of Popular Culture 29:3 (Winter 1995): 63-83.

Bannister, Jennifer Burton.  "From Laboratory to Living Room: The Development of Television in the United States, 1920-1960." Ph.D. dissertation, Purdue University, 2001.

Barfield, Ray.  A Word from Our Viewers: Reflections from Early Television Audiences.  Westport, CT: Praeger, 2008.

Barnouw, Erik. The Image Empire: A History of Broadcasting in the United States From 1953.  New York: Oxford University Press, 1970.

Barnouw, Erik. Tube of Plenty: The Evolution of American Television. New York: Oxford University Press, 1975.

Barnouw, Eric.  “Blacklisted: How FCC Commissioner Clifford Durr Earned his Place on the Cold War’s Roll of Honor.”  Television Quarterly 28:2 (1996): 60-66.

Baughman, James L.  “The National Purpose and the Newest Medium: Liberal Critics of Television, 1958-1960.”  Mid-America 64:2 (April-July 1982): 41-55.

Baughman, James L.  Television’s Guardians: The FCC and the Politics of Programming, 1958-1967. Knoxville: University of Tennessee Press, 1985.

Baughman, James L.  "Television in the Golden Age: An Entrepreneurial Experiment." Historian 42 (February 1985).

Baughman, James L. The Republic of Mass Culture: Journalism, Filmmaking and Broadcasting in America Since 1941. 3rd Edition.  Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2006.

Baughman, James L.  Same Time, Same Station: Creating American Television, 1948-1961.  Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2007.

Beadle, Mary E., and Michael D.  Murray, eds.  Indelible Images: Women of Local Television.  Ames: Iowa State University Press, 2001.

Becker, Christine.  It’s the Pictures That Got Small: Hollywood’s Film Stars on 1950s Television.  Middletown: CT: Wesleyan University Press, 2008.

Bergreen, Laurence.  Look Now, Pay Later: The Rise of Network Broadcasting. Garden City, NY: Doubleday, 1980.

Berkowitz, Edward D. Mass Appeal: The Formative Age of the Movies, Radio, and TV. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2010.

Bernhard, Nancy E. US Television News and Cold War Propaganda, 1947-1960. New York: Cambridge University Press, 1999.

Bibb, Porter.  It Ain't As Easy as it Looks: Ted Turner's Amazing Story.  New York, Crown, 1993.

Blair, Gwenda.  Almost Golden: Jessica Savitch and the Selling of Television News.  New York: Simon and Schuster, 1988.

Bliss, Edward, Jr., edIn Search of Light: The Broadcasts of Edward R. Murrow, 1938-1961.  New York: Knopf, 1967.

Bliss, Edward Jr.  Now the News: The Story of Broadcast Journalism.  New York: Columbia University Press, 1991.

Bluem, A. William.  Documentary in American Television: Form, Function, Method.  New York: Hastings House, 1965.

Boddy, William.  Fifties Television: The Industry and Its Critics.  Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1990.

Bodroghkozy, Aniko. Groove Tube: Sixties Television and the Youth Rebellion. Durham: Duke University Press, 2001.

Bogart, Leo.  The Age of Television: A Study of Viewing Habits and the Impact of Television on American Life.  New York: Frederick Unger, 1958.

Bogart, Leo.  The Age of Television.  New York: Frederick Ungar, 1972.

Boyer, Peter J.  Who Killed CBS?  The Undoing of America's Number One News Network.  New York: St. Martin's, 1988.

Brinson, Susan L.  The Red Scare, Politics, and the Federal Communication Commission, 1941-1960.  Westport: Praeger, 2004.y

Brown, Les.  Television: The Business Behind the Box.  New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1971.

Burns, Eric.  Invasion of the Mind Snatchers: Television’s Conquest of America in the Fifties.  Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 2010.

Buzenberg, Susan and Bill, eds.  Salant, CBS, and the Battle for the Soul of Broadcast Journalism.  Boulder: Westview Press, 1999.  

Cailteaux, Karen Sue.  “The Political Blacklist in the Broadcasting Industry: The Decade of the 1950s.” PhD dissertation, Ohio State University, 1972.

Campbell, Kathryn B. “Trying Television: WKOW-TV in the 1950s.” American Journalism 18, no. 2 (2001): 83–102.  (Madison, Wis. station)

Campbell, Richard.  60 Minutes and the News: A Mythology for Middle America.  Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1991.

Capo, James A.  “Network Watergate Coverage Patterns in Late 1972 and Early 1973.”  Journalism Quarterly 60 (1983): 595-602.

Capsuto, Steven.  Alternate Channels: The Uncensored Story of Gay and Lesbian Images on Radio and Television, 1930s to the Present.  New York: Ballentine Books, 2000.

Cassata, Mary, and Thomas Skill.  Life on Daytime Drama: Tuning in American Serial Drama.  Norwood, NJ: Ablex, 1983.

Cassidy, Marsha F.  What Women Watched: Daytime Television in the 1950s.  Austin: University of Texas Press, 2005.

Castleman, Harry, and Walter J. Podrazik.  Watching TV: Four Decades of American Television.  New York: McGraw-Hill, 1982.

Cater, Douglass, and Richard Adler, eds.  Television as a Social Force. Westport, Conn.: Praeger, 1975.

Chisholm, Bradley F.  “The CBS Color Television Venture: A Study of Failed Innovation in the Broadcasting Industry.”  PhD dissertation, University of Wisconsin, 1987.

Chunovic, Louis.  One Foot on the Floor: The Curious Evolution of Sex on Television from I Love Lucy to South Park.  New York: TV Books, 2000.

Cole, Barry, and Mal Oettinger.  The Reluctant Regulator: The FCC and the Broadcast Audience.  Boston: Addison Wesley, 1978.

Colt, Barry D., ed.  Television: A Selection of Readings from TV Guide Magazine.  New York: Free Press, 1970.

Conway, Mike.  “The Birth of CBS-TV News: An Ambitious Experiment at the Advent of U.S. Commercial Television.”  Journalism History 32:3 (Fall 2006): 128-137.

Conway, Mike.  “Before the Bloggers: The Upstart News Technology of Television at the 1948 Political Conventions.”  American Journalism 24:1 (Winter 2007): 33-58.

Conway, Mike.  "A Guest in Our Living Room: The Television Newscaster before the Rise of the Dominant Anchor." Journal of Broadcasting and Electronic Media  51:3 (September 2007): 457-478.

Conway, Mike. The Origins of Television News in America: The Visualizers of CBS in the 1940s. New York: Peter Lang, 2009.

Conway, Mike. “The Extemporaneous Newscast: The Lasting Impact of Walter Cronkite’s Local Television News Experiment.” American Journalism 26 (Summer 2009): 33–54.

Conway, Mike.  “The Origins of Television’s ‘Anchor Man’: Cronkite, Swayze, and Journalism Boundary Work.  American Journalism 31:4 (Fall 2014): 445-467.

Cowan, Geoffrey.  See No Evil: The Backstage Battle Over Sex and Violence on TV.  New York: Simon and Schuster, 1979.

Craig, Allen.  “Discovering ‘Joe Six Pack’ Content in Television News: The Hidden History of Audience Research, News Consultants, and the Warner Class Model.”  Journal of Broadcasting & Electronic Media 49 (December 2005): 363–82.

Cranston, Pat.  “Political Conventions Broadcasts: Their History and Influence.”  Journalism Quarterly 7 (Spring 1960): 186-194.

Cressman, Dale L. “Fighting for Access: ABC’s 1965–1966 Feud with NASA.”  American Journalism 24 (Summer 2007): 133–151.  

Crosby, John.  Out of the Blue! A Book About Radio and Television.  New York: Simon & Schuster, 1952.

Culbert, David.  “Television’s Visual Impact on Decision-Making in the USA, 1968: The Tet Offensive and Chicago’s Democratic National Convention.”  Journal of Contemporary History 33:3 (July 1998): 419:449.

Curtin, Michael.  Redeeming the Wasteland: Television Documentary and Cold War Politics.  Brunswick: Rutgers University Press, 1995.

Davies, David R. “From Ridicule to Respect: Newspapers’ Reaction to Television, 1948-1960.” American Journalism 15, no. 4 (1998): 17–33.

Day, James.  The Vanishing Vision: The Inside Story of Public Television.  Berkeley: University of California Press, 1995.

Davis, Blair.  “Small Screen, Smaller Pictures: Television Broadcasting and B-Movies in the Early 1950s.”  Historical Journal of Film, Radio, and Television (Abingdon) 28 (June 2008): 219–38.

Dayan, Daniel, and Elihu Katz.  Media Events: The Live Broadcasting of History.  Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1992.

Dell, Chad.  “Wrestling with Corporate Identity: Defining Television Programming Strategy at NBC, 1945-1950,” in Transmitting the Past: Historical and Cultural Perspectives on Broadcasting, J. Emmett Winn and Susan L. Brinson, eds.  (Tuscaloosa: University of Alabama Press, 2005).

Desjardins, Mary R.  Recycled Stars: Female Film Stardom in the Age of Television and Video.  Durham: Duke University Press, 2015.

Delmont, Matt. “Making Philadelphia Safe for ‘wfil-adelphia’: Television, Housing, and Defensive Localism in Postwar Philadelphia.” Journal of Urban History 38 (January 2012): 89–113.

Denton, Robert E.  The Primetime Presidency of Ronald Reagan.  Westport, Conn.: Praeger, 2001.

Diamond, Edwin, and Stephen Bates.  The Spot: The Rise of Political Advertising on Television.  Cambridge: MIT Press, 1988.

Doherty, Thomas.  Cold War, Cool Medium: Television, McCarthyism, and American Culture.  New York: Columbia University Press, 2003.

Donahue, Hugh Carter.  The Battle to Control Broadcast News.  Cambridge: MIT Press, 1989.

Donovan, Robert J. Unsilent Revolution: Television News and American Public Life, 1948-1991. New York: Cambridge University Press, 1992.

Downey, Gregory J. Closed Captioning: Subtitling, Stenography, and the Digital Convergence of Text with Television.  Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2008.

Dunham, Corydon B.  Fighting for the First Amendment: Stanton of CBS vs. Congress and the Nixon White House.  Westport, Conn.: Praeger, 1997.

Edgerton, Gary R. and Peter C. Rollins, eds., Television Histories: Shaping Collective Memory in the Media Age. Lexington: University Press of Kentucky, 2001.*

Edgerton, Gary.  The Columbia History of American Television.  New York: Columbia University Press, 2008.

Edwardson, Mickie.  "James Lawrence Fly v. David Sarnoff: Blitzkrieg Over Television." Journalism History 25:3 (Summer 1999): 42-52.

Eisenmann, Thomas R.  "The U.S. Cable Television Industry, 1948-1995: Managerial Capitalism in Eclipse."  Business History Review 74 (Spring 2000): 1-40.

Ellerbee, Linda.  And So it Goes: Adventures in Television.  New York: Putnam, 1987.

Ellison, Harlan.  The Glass Teat: Essays of Opinion on the Subject of Television.  New York: Ace Books, 1970.

Engelman, Ralph.  "The Origins of Public Access Television, 1966-1972." Journalism Monographs 73 (October 1990).

Engelman, Ralph.  Public Radio and Television in America: A Political History.  Beverly Hills: Sage Publications, 1996.

Engelman, Ralph.  Friendlyvision: Fred Friendly and the Rise and Fall of Television Journalism.  New York: Columbia University Press, 2009.

Epstein, Edward J.  News From Nowhere: Television and the News. New York: Random House, 1973.

Everitt, David.  A Shadow of Red: Communism and the Blacklist in Radio and Television. Chicago: Ivan R. Dee, 2007.

Falk, Andrew J.  “Reading Between the Lines: Negotiating National Identity on American Television, 1945-1960. Diplomatic History 28:2 (2004): 197-225.

Fickers, Andreas, and Catherine Johnson. “Transnational Television History: A Comparative Approach.”  Media History (Abingdon) 16 (February 2010): 1–11.

Fisher, David E. and Marshall Jon Fisher, Tube: The Invention of Television.  Washington DC: Counterpoint, 1996.

Fisher, Heather Elise. “Mythologizing Charles Van Doren: The 1950s, the Media, and the Making of Cultural Memory.” PhD dissertation, University of Pittsburgh, 2011.

Foley, Karen Sue.  The Political Blacklist in the Broadcasting Industry: The Decade of the 1950s.  New York: Arno Press, 1979.

Forman, Murray.  One Night on TV is Worth Weeks at the Paramount: Popular Music on Early Television.  Durham: Duke University Press, 2012.

Forr, James. “Commercial Television Arrives in Missouri: The Birth of ksd-tv in St. Louis.” Missouri Historical Review 105 (July 2011): 233–244.

Frank, Reuven.  Out of Thin Air.  New York: Simon and Schuster, 1996.

Friendly, Fred.  Due to Circumstances Beyond Our Control.  New York: Random House, 1967.

Friendly, Fred W.  “The Unselling of ‘The Selling of the Pentagon.” Harpers (June 1971): 30-

Fuller, Linda K.  Community Television in the United States: A Sourcebook on Public, Educational, and Governmental Access. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1994.

Galili, Doron. “Seeing by Electricity: The Emergence of Television and the Modern Mediascape, 1878–1939.”  PhD dissertation, University of Chicago, 2011.

Gans, Herbert. Deciding What's News. New York: Pantheon, 1979.

Gates, Gary Paul.  Air Time: The Inside Story of CBS News.  New York: Harper & Row, 1978.

Gauger, Michael.  “Flickering Images: Live Television Coverage and Viewership of the Army–McCarthy Hearings.”  Historian 67 (Winter 2005): 678–93.

Gitlin, Todd.  Inside Prime Time, revised edition. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2000.

Gitlin, Todd., ed., Watching Television. New York: Pantheon, 1986.* 

Godfrey, Donald G. “CBS World News Roundup: Setting the Stage for the Next Half Century.” American Journalism 7, no. 3 (1990): 164–72.

Godfrey, Donald G.  Philo T. Farnsworth: The Father of Television.  Salt Lake City: University of Utah Press, 2001.

Godfrey, Donald G., and Susan L. Brinson, eds.  Routledge Reader on Electronic Media History.   New York: Routledge, 2015.  

Goldenson, Leonard, and Marvin J. Wolf.  Beating the Odds: The Untold Story Behind the Rise of ABC.  New York: Scribner's, 1991.

Gomery, Douglas.  A History of Broadcasting in the United States.  New York: Wiley, 2008.

Gould, Lewis L., edWatching Television Come of Age: The New York Times Reviews of Jack Gould.  Austin: University of Texas Press, 2002.

Graham, Allison.  Framing the South: Hollywood, Television, and the Civil Rights Struggle.  Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2001.

Grieves, Kevin.  “A New Age of Diplomacy: International Satellite Television and Town Meeting of the World.”  Journalism History 40 (Summer 2014): 98-107.

Gunther, Marc.  The House that Roone Built: The Inside Story of ABC News.  Boston: Little, Brown, 1994.

Hallin, Daniel C. We Keep America on Top of the World: Television Journalism and the Public Sphere. London: Routledge, 1994.

Hammond, Charles M., Jr.  The Image Decade: Television Documentary, 1965-1975.  New York: Hastings House, 1981.

Haralovich, Mary Beth, and Laren Rabinovitz, eds.  Television, History, and American Culture: Feminist Critical Essays.  Durham: Duke University Press, 1999.

Hawes, William.  Filmed Television Drama, 1952-1958.  Jefferson, NC: McFarland, 2002.

Heffelfinger, Elizabeth. “Foreign Policy, Domestic Fiction: Government-Sponsored Documentaries and Network Television Promote the Marshall Plan at Home.” Historical Journal of Film, Radio, and Television 28 (March 2008): 1–21.

Heflin, Kristin. “The Future Will be Televised: Newspaper Industry Voices and the Rise of Television News.”  American Journalism 27:2 (Spring 2010): 87-110.

Heitner, Devorah. “Black Power TV: A Cultural History of Black Public Affairs Television, 1968–1980.”  PhD dissertation, Northwestern University, 2007.

Hess, Gary Newton.  An Historical Study of the DuMont Television Network.  New York: Arno Press, 1979.

Hoerschelmann, Olaf.  Rules of the Game: Quiz Shows and American Culture.  Albany: State University of New York Press, 2006.  

Howard, Herbert H.  “Television Station Ownership in the United States: A Comprehensive Study (1940-2005).”  Journalism and Communication Monographs 8:1 (Spring 2006).

Hrach, Thomas J.   “An Incitement to Riot: Television’s Role in the Civil Disorders in the Summer of 1967.” Journalism History 37: 3 (Fall 2011): 163-171.

Hutchison, Phillip J., and Richard V. Birley.  “Marshal J and Cap’n Ken: The Lost History of Live Local Television in Fifties America.” Historical Journal of Film, Radio, and Television (Abingdon) 28 (August 2008): 371–90.

Hutchison, Phillip, J. “Transmitters, Antennas, and Rituals: Constructing Television Communities in Illinois, 1949–1975.” Journal of Illinois History 14 (Spring 2011): 21–40.

Hutchison, Phillip J. “Magic Windows and the Serious Life: Rituals and Community in Early American Local Television.” Journal of Broadcasting and Electronic Media 56 (January 2012): 21–37.

Hutchinson, Thomas H.  Here is Television, Your Window on the World.  New York: Hastings House, 1948.

Ilson, Bernie.  Sundays with Sullivan: How the Ed Sullivan Show Brought Elvis, the Beatles, and Culture to America.  Lanham, MD: Two Trade Publishing, 2009.

Inglis, Andrew F.  Behind the Tube: A History of Broadcasting Technology and Business.  Boston: Focal, 1990.

Inglis, Ian.  “The Ed Sullivan Show and the (Censored) Sounds of the Sixties.”  Journal of Popular Culture 39 (September 2006): 558–75.

Jowett, Garth.  "Dangling the Dream?  The Presentation of Television to the American Public, 1928-1952."  Historical Journal of Film, Radio, and Television 14:2 (!994): 121-145.

Kaiserman, Adam. “The Book and the Box: Postwar Literature and Cultural Regulation in the Age of Television.” PhD dissertation, University of California, Irvine, 2011.

Kiska, Tim.  A Newscast for the Masses: The History of Detroit Television News.  Detroit: Wayne State University Press, 2009.

Kisseloff, Jeff.  The Box: An Oral History of Television, 1920-1961.  New York: Penguin, 1995.

Krampner, Jon.  “The Case of the Fourth Network: The Rise and Fall of DuMont Television.”  Media History Digest 10:2 (Fall-Winter 1990): 32-40.

Kraszewski, Jon.  “Adapting Scripts in the 1950s: The Economic and Political Incentives for Television Anthology Writers.”  Journal of Film and Video 58 (Fall 2006): 3–21.

LaFollette, Marcel C.  Science on American Television: A History.  Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2013.

Lashner, Marilyn A. The Chilling Effect in Television News: Intimidation by the Nixon White House. New York: Praeger, 1984. 

Ledbetter, James.  Made Possible By…: The Death of Public Broadcasting in the United States.  New York: Verso, 1997.

Lehman, Christopher P.  American Cartoons in the Vietnam Era: A Study of Social Commentary in Films and Television Programs, 1961-1973.  Jefferson, NC: McFarland, 2006.

Leibman, Nina C.  Living Room Lectures: The Fifties Family in Film and Television.  Austin: University of Texas Press, 1995.

Leonhirth, William J. “Selling Cable Television in the 1970s and 1980s: Social Dreams and Business Schemes.” American Journalism 15, no. 4 (1998): 95–124.

Levine, Elana.  Wallowing in Sex: The New Sexual Culture of 1970s American Television.  Durham: Duke University Press, 2007.

Lineberry, William P., ed.  Mass Communications.  New York: H.W. Wilson, 1969. (tv)

Lisby, Gregory C.  "Early Television on Public Watch: Kefauver and His Crime Investigation."  Journalism Quarterly 62 (1985): 236-42.

Lockman, Brian, and Don Sarvey.  Pioneers of Cable Television: The Pennsylvania Founders of an Industry.  Jefferson, NC: McFarland, 2005.  

Love, Ruth L.  “Television and the Death of a President: Network Decisions in Covering Collective Events.”  PhD dissertation, Columbia University, 1969.

Lowe, Carl, ed.  Television and American Culture.  New York: H.W. Wilson, 1981.

McCabe, Peter.  Bad News at Black Rock: The Sellout of CBS News.  New York: Arbor House, 1987.

McClure, Daniel R. “‘Have You Understood Anything I’ve Said?’: The Dick Cavett Show, Jimi Hendrix, and the Framing of the Black Counterculture in 1969.” The Sixties: A Journal of History, Politics, and Culture 5 (June 2012): 23–46.

McCracken, Chelsea. “Regulating Swish: Early Television Censorship.” Media History 19 (August 2013): 354–368.

McEnteer, James.  Shooting the Truth: The Rise of American Political Documentaries.  Westport: Praeger, 2006.

McMurria, John.  Republic on the Wire: Cable Television, Pluralism, and the Politics of New Technologies, 1948-1984.  New Brunswick: Rutgers University Press, 2017.

MacDonald, J. Fred.  One Nation Under Television: The Rise and Decline of Network Television.  New York: Pantheon, 1990.

MacDonald, J. Fred.  Blacks and White TV: African Americans in Television Since 1948.  2nd ed.  Chicago: Nelson Hall, 1992.

MacNeil, Robert.  The People Machine: The Influence of Television on American Politics.  New York: Harper & Row, 1968.

Madsen, Axel.  60 Minutes: The Power and Politics of America's Most Popular News Show.  New York: Dodd, Mead, 1984.

Marc, David.  Democratic Vistas: Television in American Culture. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1996.

Marc, David.  Television in the Antenna Age: A Concise History.  New York: Wiley-Blackwell, 2005.

Marling, Karal Ann.  As Seen on TV: The Visual Culture of Everyday Life in the Fifties.  Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1994.

Marron, Jeff.  “Murrow on TV: See it Now, Person to Person, and the Making of a ‘Masscult Personality.’”  Journalism Monographs 106 (July 1988).

Mascaro, Thomas A.  “The Chilling Effect of Politics: CBS News and Documentaries during the Fin-Syn Debate in the Reagan Years  American Journalism 22 (Fall 2005): 69–97.

Mascaro, Tom. Into the Fray: How NBC’s Washington Documentary Unit Reinvented the News.  Dulles, VA: Potomac Books, 2012.

Matusow, Barbara.  The Evening Stars: The Making of the Network News Anchor.  Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1983.

Meltzer, Kimberly. “Irreconcilable Differences: An Analysis of Television’s Difficult Marriage with Journalism as Seen through the Role of Its Anchors, 1950–2006.”  PhD dissertation, University of Pennsylvania, 2007.

Merron, Jeff.  "Murrow on TV: See it Now, Person to Person and the Making of a 'Masscult' Personality."  Journalism Monographs 106 (July 1988).

Metz, Robert.  CBS: Reflections in a Bloodshot Eye.  Chicago: Playboy Press, 1975.

Mickelson, Sig.  The Decade That Shaped Television News: CBS in the 1950s.  Westport, Conn.: Praeger, 1998.

Mitchell, Pama A.  “The Response of the Broadcasting and Advertising Trade Press to Television Blacklisting Practices.”  Mass Communication Review 16 (1989): 63-69.

Mullen, Megan.  The Rise of Cable Programming in the United States: Revolution or Evolution?  Austin: University of Texas Press, 2003.

Mullen, Morgan.  Television in the Multichannel Age: A Brief History of Cable Television.  New York: Wiley, 2008.

Murray, Michael D.  The Political Performers: CBS Broadcasts in the Public Interest.  Westport, CT: Praeger, 1994.

Murray, Michael D., and Donald G. Godfrey, edsTelevision in America: Local Station History from Across the Nation. Ames: Iowa State University Press, 1997.*

Murray, Michael D.  Encyclopedia of Television News.  Phoenix: Oryx Press, 1999.

Murray, Susan.  Hitch Your Antenna to the Stars: Early Television and Broadcast Stardom.  New York: Routledge, 2005.  

Murrow, Edward R., and Fred W. Friendly, edsSee It Now.  New York: Simon and Schuster, 1955.

Nachman, Gerald.  Right Here on Our Stage: Ed Sullivan’s America.  Berkeley: University of California Press, 2009.

Nadel, Alan.  Television in Black-and-White America: Race and National Identity.  Lawrence: University Press of Kansas, 2005. 

Nadel, Alan.  “Cold War Television and the Technology of Brainwashing,” in Douglas Field, ed.  American Cold War Culture.  Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2005.

Newbold, Kate. “‘History as It’s Made’: The Popular Practice of TV Photography in the Postwar Era.” Velvet Light Trap 71 (Spring 2013): 59–69.

Newman, Michael Z.  Video Revolutions: On the History of a Medium.  New York, NY: Columbia University Press, 2014.

Newton Hess, Gary.  “An Historical Study of the DuMont Television Network.”  PhD dissertation, Northwestern University, 1960.

Novotny, Patrick. “The Impact of Television on Georgia, 1948–1952.” Georgia Historical Quarterly 91 (Fall 2007): 324–47.

O'Connor, John E., edAmerican History/ American Television: Interpreting the Video Past.  New York: Frederick Ungar, 1983.

Opotowski, Stan.  TV, the Big Picture.  New York: Collier Books, 1962.

Ozersky, Josh.  Archie Bunker’s America: TV in an Era of Change, 1968–1978. Carbondale: Southern Illinois University Press, 2003.

Ozmun, David. “Opportunity Deferred: A 1952 Case Study of a Woman in Network Television News.” Journal of Broadcasting & Electronic Media 52 (March 2008): 1–15.

Parsons, Patrick R.  Blue Skies: A History of Cable Television.  Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 2008.

Patnode, Randall.  “Going Places: Mobility, Domesticity, and the Portrayal of Television in New Yorker Cartoons, 1945-1959.”  Media History Monographs 13:1 (2011): 1-15.

Pennock, Pamela.  “Televising Sin: Efforts to Restrict the Televised Advertisement of Cigarettes and Alcohol in the United States, 1950s to 1980s.”  Historical Journal of Film, Radio, and Television 25 (October 2005): 619–36.

Perlman, Allison.  Public Interests: Media Advocacy and Struggles Over U.S. Television.  New Brunswick: Rutgers University Press, 2016.


Perlmutter, David.  America Toons In: A History of Television Animation.  Jefferson, NC: McFarland & Company, 2014.

Podber, Jacob J.  “Television’s Arrival in the Appalachian Mountains of the USA: An Oral History.”  Media History 14 (April 2008): 35–52.

Pondillo, Robert J.  "Censorship in the Golden Age: Television and America's First Network Censor, NBC's Stockton Helffrich."  PhD dissertation, University of Wisconsin, 2003.

Pondillo, Bob.  "Racial Discourse and Censorship on NBC-TV, 1948-1960."  Journal of Popular Film and Television 33 (Summer 2005): 102-114.

Pondillo, Robert. America’s First Network TV Censor: The Work of NBC’s Stockton Helffrich. Carbondale, IL: Southern Illinois University Press, 2010.

Powe, Lucas A.  American Broadcasting and the First Amendment.  Berkeley: University of California Press, 1987.

Powers, Ron.  The Newscasters.  New York: St. Martin's Press, 1977.

Powers, Ron. Supertube: The Rise of Television Sports. New York: Coward-McCann, 1984.

Press, Andrea.  Women Watching Television:  Gender, Class, and Generation in the American Television Experience.  Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1981.

Pride, Richard A., and Barbara Richards.  “Denigration of Authority?  Television News Coverage of the Student Movement.”  Journal of Politics 36 (August 1974): 637-660.

Raphael, Chad.  Investigated Reporting: Muckrakers, Regulators, and the Struggle over Television Documentary.  Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 2005.

Ritchie, Michael.  Please Stand By: A Prehistory of Television.  Woodstock, NY: Overlook, 1994.

Robinson, Michael J.  “Public Affairs Television and the Growth of Political Malaise: The Case of “The Selling of the Pentagon.”  American Political Science Review 70 (June 1976): 409-432.

Rogers, Jimmie N., and Theodore Clevenger, Jr.  “The Selling of the Pentagon’: Was CBS the Fulbright Propaganda Machine?”  Quarterly Journal of Speech (October 1971): 266-273.

Roman, James.  From Daytime to Primetime: The History of American Television Programs.  Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 2005.

Rosenthal, Michele.  American Protestants and TV in the 1950s: Responses to a New Medium.  New York: Palgrave MacMillan, 2007.

Rouse, Morleen Getz.  “A History of F. W. Ziv Radio and Television Syndication Companies, 1930-1960.”  PhD dissertation, University of Michigan, 1976.

Salant, Richard S.  “The Television Debates: A Revolution That Deserves a Future.”  Public Opinion Quarterly 26:3 (Autumn 1962): 335-350.  (CBS executive)

Sanders, Marlene and Marcia Rock.  Waiting for Prime Time: The Women of Television News.  Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1988.

Schaefer, Richard J.  "Reconsidering Harvest of Shame: The Limitations of a Broadcast Landmark."  Journalism History 19:4 (Winter 1993):121-132.

Schaefer, Richard J.  “The Development of the CBS News Guidelines during the Salant Years.”  Journal of Broadcast and Electronic Media 42 (1998): 7-

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