Television in the Antenna Age: A Concise History
April 2008, Wiley-Blackwell
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1 No Small Potatoes.
Communication and Transportation: The Divorce / Water, Water Everywhere / Electrical Bananas / Here Comes The Judge / Say What?.
2 A Downstream Medium.
The Show Business / Radical Consumerism Occupies the Middle / Networking / Quality Control.
3 A Burning Bush.
Broadcasting: Love It or Need It? / A Vertical System of Culture / Compatible Software.
4 Staging and Screening.
Sets / Getting with the Program / The Origins of ABC.
5 Corruption and Plateau.
Scandals and Shake-outs.
6 Dull as Paint and Just as Colorful.
TV Rules / Just Plain Folks / Television Gothic.
7 A Myth is as Good as a Smile.
When No News Was Good News…in Prime Time / Shows Without Trees / As Real As it Got / Regulation and Social Effects / Programming and the Television Industry.
8 Oligopoly Lost and Found.
The Train and The Station / The Shock of The News / The Third Mask of Janus