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Brought to you in living color : 75 years of great moments in television & radio from NBC / Marc Robinson ; foreword by Tom Brokaw ; preface by Bob Wright ; introduction by Kelsey Grammer.

Title
Brought to you in living color : 75 years of great moments in television & radio from NBC / Marc Robinson ; foreword by Tom Brokaw ; preface by Bob Wright ; introduction by Kelsey Grammer.
Author
Robinson, Marc.
Publication
New York, NY : Wiley, c2002.

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Description
xv, 236 p. : ill. (some col.); 28 cm.
Summary
"Brought to You in Living Color brings to life NBC's most cherished moments, capturing seventy-five years of NBC magic from its earliest radio broadcasts and the Golden Age of Television to the era of "Must See TV." Visually stunning and engagingly written, this colorful book, like the events, personalities, and programs it chronicles, is an exploration and celebration of both American culture and the nation's first broadcast network."--BOOK JACKET.
Subjects
Genre/Form
Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Bibliography (note)
  • Includes bibliographical references (p. 231) and index.
Processing Action (note)
  • committed to retain
Contents
Ch. 1. (1926-1938) -- Birth of the National Experience -- Live from New York ... It's a Radio Network! -- Laughter Is the Great Unifier -- Network News Begins -- Sports Is the Biggest Drawing Card -- Radio City -- Revolution in Politics -- Nation Swings to the Music -- Ch. 2. (1939-1945) -- NBC is Red, Blue, and ... White -- Television Goes Public -- America Goes to War -- Thanks for the Memories -- On the Brink of Television -- Ch. 3. (1946-1949) -- Ready, Set, Go! -- Take Me Out to the Ball Game -- From Stage to Screen -- Mr. Television -- Say Kids, What Time Is It? -- Going the Distance: Meet the Press -- Celebrating Holiday Traditions -- Ch. 4. (1950-1955) -- Seeing is Believing -- Man with the Vision: Pat Weaver -- Comedy Coast to Coast -- Your Show of Shows -- Say the Secret Word and ... -- Network TV Finds a Home -- Spectacular Television -- Just the Facts, Ma'am -- Hopscotching the World: The Birth of TV Journalism -- Today Show -- The Garroway Era -- Every Picture Tells a Story -- Peter Pan -- This Could Be the Start of Something Big -- Ch. 5. (1956-1963) -- Television Goes West -- Quiz Show Scandals -- Westward Ho! -- Family Life on the Ponderosa -- Greatest Game Ever Played: Football Hits the Big Time -- Feel-Good America -- Small Viewers, Big Ideas -- Goodnight, David ... Goodnight, Chet -- Tonight Show -- The Jack Paar Era -- First Television President -- Ch. 6. (1963-1970) -- Tuned in, Turned On -- Times They Are A-Changin' -- New Frontier -- Beam Me Up, Scotty! -- Spies Like Us -- Wonderful World of Color -- Sock it to Me! -- Game within the Super Game -- Today Show -- The Walters and Downs Era -- You've Got a Long Way to Go Baby -- Sands Through the Hourglass -- And the Beat Goes On ... -- He-e-e-e-e-rrre's Johnny! -- Ch. 7. (1971-1979) -- Tv Gets Real -- Fall of Saigon and a President -- Reality Comes to the Mean Streets -- Sanford and Chico -- Devil, Made Him Do It -- Live from New York -- It's Saturday Night! -- Isn't That Special! -- Little House on the Prairie, Folksy Farmers and Family Values -- Staying Up Late -- The Midnight Special -- Genesis of Reality TV: Real People -- Big Events, Big Stars -- Game That Transformed Sports Television -- Ch. 8. (1980-1986) -- Second Golden Age -- Defenders of Quality -- Let's Be Careful Out There -- Where Everybody Knows Your Name -- Family Ties -- Cool, Cops, a Suave Impostor, and a Private Army on the Run -- Baseball's Show of Shows -- Insomniacs' Delight -- What a Difference Today Makes -- Lawyers in Love -- Living in a Different World -- Golden Girls -- and Boys -- Guess Who's Coming to Prime Time: Bill Cosby -- Ch. 9. (1986-1999) -- New Era in Broadcasting -- Wright Stuff -- Business News, Consumer Tips, and a Rough Start -- Dateline NBC -- Friends and Family -- Tossed Salads and Scrambled Eggs -- Masters of Their Domain -- Mad About You -- Family Values for a New Generation -- That Was the Decade That Was -- Bob Hope: a Legend in Laughter -- Last Hurrahs -- Ch. 10. (2000-2002) -- New Century -- In the Criminal Justice System ... -- "Sir, I am a Complete Unknown!" -- Non Consolation Prizes, No Lovely Parting Gifts ... -- Profiting from Experience -- NBC and Microsoft Get Connected -- Saturday Night Alive and Well -- Behind the Medicine -- This Is Today, on NBC -- Meet the Press -- The Russert Era -- New Age in Sports Broadcasting -- America's Olympic Network -- Personal Drama of Politics -- Jay Leno: Keeping Tonight on Top -- Nightly News, Brokaw Style -- September Eleventh.
ISBN
0471090166 (acid-free paper)
LCCN
2002280469 ^
OCLC
  • 49775484
  • SCSB-11039535
Owning Institutions
Harvard Library