Announcement from the White House
Australasian Cinema (11/2/1983) vol.12 iss.2 p.2 More info
Broadcast in colour : cultural diversity and television programming in four countries / by Harvey May
Brisbane, Queensland: Australian Film Commission, Creative Industries Research and Applications Centre, Australian Key Centre for Cultural and Media Policy, 2002.
Call No: 205.1 MAY Author: May, Harvey Source: AT Place: Sydney; Brisbane, Queensland Publisher: Australian Film Commission; Creative Industries Research and Applications Centre; Australian Key Centre for Cultural and Media Policy PubDate: 2002 PhysDes: 72 pages : 30cm. Series: Screen Industry, Culture and Policy Research Series Subject: CULTURE AND THE CINEMA; PROGRAMME POLICY; TELEVISION. AUSTRALIA; TELEVISION. UK; TELEVISION. NEW ZEALAND; TELEVISION. USA; ETHNIC GROUPS ON TV. AUSTRALIA; AUSTRALIAN ABORIGINALS ON TV Summary: 'Examines the cultural diversity policies and practices and their impact on television programming in the United States of America, the United Kingdom, New Zealand and Australia, with a focus on drama. The study looks at the relationship between multicultural history and policy, and the developments made in the representation of a culturally diverse population on each nation's television screens' - taken from executive summary Notes: Includes appendix of acronyms ISBN: 0958015244 Contents: Acknowledgements -- About the author -- Executive summary -- Key findings -- 1. Charting the waters -- 2. The United States: affirmative action, 'quotas' abd diversity rights -- 3. The United Kingdom: policy remits for diversity and an 'everyday' multiculturalism -- 4. New Zealand: Biculturalism and targeted subsidies -- 5. Australia: the shift to cultural diversity -- 6. Conclusion -- Appendix -- About the Screen Industry, Culture and Policy Research series More info
Cinema, television : les chaines de la creation : colloque international du 6 au 7 octobre 1983 ... au Goethe Institut ... Paris / [realise par Clara Burckner et al.]
Paris: L'Institut, 1983?].
Difficult men : behind the scenes of a creative revolution : from The Sopranos and The Wire to Mad Men and Breaking Bad / Brett Martin
New York: Penguin Books, .
Call No: 734-01 MAR Author: Martin, Brett Source: US Place: New York Publisher: Penguin Books PubDate:  PhysDes: 303 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm Subject: CRIME DRAMAS; TELEVISION. USA; CABLE TV. USA; HBO; BREAKING BAD [TV] (US, 2008-); DEADWOOD [TV] (US, 2004); SHIELD, THE [TV] (US, 2002-); SOPRANOS, THE [TV] (US, 1999-); WIRE, THE [TV] (US, David Simon, 2002) Summary: "In the late 1990s and early 2000s, the landscape of television began an unprecedented transformation. While the networks continued to chase the lowest common denominator, a wave of new shows on cable channels dramatically stretched television's narrative inventiveness, emotional resonance, and artistic ambition. Combining deep reportage with cultural analysis and historical context, Brett Martin recounts the rise and inner workings of a genre that represents not only a new golden age for TV, but also a cultural watershed." - taken from back cover. Notes: Includes bibliographical references (pages 293-295) and index. ISBN: 9780143125693 Contents: Prologue -- Part One: Previously On -- One. In This Maligned Medium -- Two. Which Films? -- Three. A Great Notion -- Four. Should We Do This? Can We Do This? -- Part Two: The Beast in He -- Five. Difficult Men -- Six. The Arguer -- Seven. The Magic Hubig's -- Eight. Being The Boss -- Nine. A Big Piece Of Equipment -- Ten. Have A Take. Try Not To Suck -- Part Three: The Inheritors -- Eleven. Shooting The Dog -- Twelve. See You At The Emmys -- Thirteen. The Happiest Room In Hollywood. -- Epilogue More info
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Documentary in American television : form, function, method / A. William Bluem
New York: Hastings House, .
Call No: 761(73) BLU Author: Bluem, A. William Source: US Place: New York Publisher: Hastings House PubDate:  PhysDes: 311 p. illus., ports. 24 cm Subject: BIOGRAPHICAL FILMS; DOCUMENTARIES. USA; JOURNALISM IN THE CINEMA; PHOTOGRAPHY AND THE CINEMA; RADIO AND THE CINEMA; TELEVISION JOURNALISM; TELEVISION; TELEVISION. USA; TRUTH IN FILMS; WAR AND TV Summary: "The documentary movement in American television is explored critically in this knowledgeable, and often controversial, book. Analyzed here are forms and functions of the television documentary; its heritage in other media (print, still photography, motion pictures, radio, living theatre); its major achievements; the people who have shaped it; the problems and the possibilities of its use in a free society." -- BOOK BLURB Notes: Bibliography: p. 297-301 ISBN: 0803815271 LON: 646183 8085578 URL status: URL: 'http://-'
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High-quality glut about to peak
Sydney Morning Herald (04/01/2016) p.4 Call No: SUBJECT CLIPPINGS FILE; TELEVISION. USA Author: - PhysDes: Clippings File Article Subject: TELEVISION. USA; FX NETWORKS Summary: Discussion about the 'high-quality' tv phenomenon and predictions that the amount of these types of shows are close to peaking More info
The Honeymooners / by David Sterritt
Detroit: Wayne State University Press, c2009.
Call No: 79HON STE Author: Sterritt, David Source: US Place: Detroit Publisher: Wayne State University Press PubDate: c2009 PhysDes: vii, 107 p. : ill. ; 18 cm Series: TV milestones; Contemporary approaches to film and television series. TV milestones Subject: TELEVISION; TELEVISION. USA; SOCIETY AND TV; SOCIETY AND TV. USA; HONEYMOONERS, THE [TV] (US, Frank Satenstein, 1955-1956) Summary: "The Honeymooners chronicles the lives of New York City bus driver Ralph Kramden and his wife, Alice, as they search for domestic happiness inside a confining Brooklyn apartment. As a stand-alone television program, it ran for just thirty-nine weeks from 1955 to 1956, but its characters appeared in long-running sketches on Cavalcade of Stars and The Jackie Gleason Show and the program has lived on for generations in reruns and home video releases. David Sterritt investigates The Honeymooners as an enduring and valuable index of societal norms and televisual tastes in the 1950s - a project made all the more intriguing by the diverse ways in which The Honeymooners both reaffirms and diverges from the typical broadcast idioms of its day."-- LIBRARIES AUSTRALIA Notes: Contemporary approaches to film and television series.; TV milestones ISBN: 9780814333969 Donation: This book donated by Senses of Cinema, 2013 Contents: -- Introduction: "better living through TV" -- 1: "Principle of the thing": The honeymooners and postwar America -- 2: "Opportunity knocks, but": social and cultural issues -- 3: "Unconventional behavior": psychological perspectives -- 4: "You're in the picture": Honeymooners aesthetics -- Conclusion: "please leave the premises" -- notes -- bibliography -- videography -- index -- More info
The republic of mass culture : journalism, filmmaking, and broadcasting in America since 1941 / James L. Baughman
Baltimore MD: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1992.
Call No: 202 BAU Author: Baughman, James L Source: US Place: Baltimore MD Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press PubDate: 1992 PhysDes: xvii, 257 p. ; 24 cm Series: The American Moment Subject: BROADCASTING. US; USA; MEDIA; TELEVISION AND MEDIA SERVICES; TELEVISION. USA Summary: "In the late 1940s, the film, radio, and television media enjoyed roughly the same measure of popularity in America. By the late 1960s, television's rivals had in effect become secondary services, and Hollywood and radio began to target "sub-groups"-especially teenagers-to win back a segment of the mass market. The proliferation of VCRs and cable television in the 1980s presented even more challenges to media producers and the first serious threats to network television.
This changing landscape of America's major mass media is the subject of The Republic of Mass Culture. James L. Baughman argues that the advent of television had the greatest impact on its established rivals-not, as many have argued, on society itself. Many of TVs competitors-most notably, publishers of newspapers and periodicals-failed to recognize the longterm threats of television. But by capturing the largest share of the mass audience, television gradually forced its competitors to settle for smaller audiences. In the process, television producers indirectly influenced what their rivals produced-including rock music for young radio listeners in the 1950s, and more sexually explicit films, which Hollywood began offering in the late 1960s. The capacity of individual industries to adapt, argues Baughman, not only determined their success or failure but also shaped the content of their products.
The Republic of Mass Culture presents a lively analysis of the shifting objectives and challenges of the media industries, and offers a corrective to some of the casual generalizations frequently made about their effects on Americans."-BOOK BLURB Notes: includes bibliographical references; includes index ISBN: 0801842778 More info
Seven action packed nights : a police story / John P. Murray
North Ryde, NSW: School of Behavioural Sciences, Macquarie University, 1976.
Television : the business behind the box / Les Brown
New York: Harvest, 1971.
Call No: 70 BRO Author: Brown, Les Source: US Place: New York Publisher: Harvest PubDate: 1971 PhysDes: viii, 374 p. ; 22 cm Subject: TELEVISION. USA; INDUSTRY, TV. USA; BROADCASTING. US; RATINGS. USA Summary: The author gives an account of a year in the American TV business. He analyzes the differences between ABC, CBS and NBC; the executive-suite intrigues; the role fear plays in programing; the bitter conflict between the networks and their affiliate stations; and the largely transient titans who control the most powerful communications medium ever known. He also explains the numbers rating game, the complex strategies used to plan a TV season, the often intimidating function of the FCC, and the curious nature of "public" television. [ Taken from the back of the book] ISBN: 0156884402 Donation: donated by the family of Wayne Levy, 2006 More info
Television and antisocial behavior : field experiments / Stanley Milgram and R. Lance Shotland
New York: Academic Press, Inc., 1973.
Call No: 412.511(73) MIL Author: Milgram, Stanley; Shotland, R. Lance Source: US Place: New York Publisher: Academic Press, Inc. PubDate: 1973 PhysDes: xii, 183 pages: illustrations ; 25 cm Subject: AUDIENCE RESEARCH. USA; AUDIENCES. USA; BROADCASTING. US; SOCIAL PROBLEMS ON TV; SOCIETY AND TV. USA; SOCIOLOGY AND TV; TELEVISION. USA Summary: "For a period of several years we have been engaged in a program of research on a troubling social question: does the depiction of antisocial behavior on television stimulate imitation in the larger community? To carry out this research, a television program was specifically written for the purpose of this study and aired on network television. To assess the effects of the program, our research as carried out in New York, St Louis, Detroit, and Chicago [...] We present here the results of our investigation." - PREFACE Notes: Includes index and bibliographic references -- previously owned by the Department of the Media Library ISBN: 0124963501 More info
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The tribal mind : the next big comebacks
Sun Herald [TV Guide] (29/05/2016) p.1 Call No: SUBJECT CLIPPINGS FILE; TELEVISION. USA Author: Dale, David PhysDes: Clippings File Article Subject: TELEVISION. USA Summary: Snippet on the number of new US shows priming to start in 2016. Dale is skeptical on whether the shows will be any good, but is hopeful for THE GOOD WIFE spinoff starring Christine Baranski and GREAT NEWS whose Executive Producer is Tina Fey More info
The TV crime drama / Sue Turnbull
[Edinburgh]: Edinburgh University Press, c2014.
Call No: 734 TUR Author: Turnbull, Sue Source: UK Place: [Edinburgh] Publisher: Edinburgh University Press PubDate: c2014 PhysDes: vii, 216 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm Series: TV genres Subject: ADAPTATIONS. DOYLE, ARTHUR CONAN; AUDIENCE RECEPTION; CRIME DRAMAS; CRIME DRAMAS. AUSTRALIA; CRIME ON TV; CRITICISM, TV.; DETECTIVES ON TV; POLICE ON TV; PROGRAMME GENRES; PSYCHOLOGICAL EFFECTS OF TV; RATINGS. USA; TELEVISION; TELEVISION. UK; TELEVISION. USA; WOMEN ON TV; CSI: CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATION [TV] (US/CA, 2000-); DRAGNET [TV] (US, 1951-59, 1967-70); HILL STREET BLUES [TV] (US, 1980-87); LAW AND ORDER [TV] (US, 1990-); POLICE STORY: COP KILLER [TV] (US, Larry Shaw, 1988); SOPRANOS, THE [TV] (US, 1999-) Summary: "What are the characteristic features of the crime drama as a television genre? What is the relationship between crime in the real world and the representation of crime on television? What are the merits of TV crime drama as a genre? The TV Crime Drama offers a genealogical account of the television crime drama, from its origins in popular culture of the 19th and 20th century to its most recent manifestations, as a genre enjoying transnational circulation and popularity. Exploring the key features of this genre in terms of format and style, it pays particular attention to the role of the investigators, the police, the private investigators and the specialists in forensic science and psychology, as well as the debates which have circulated about the role and representation of women. Covering classic series such as The Sweeney and Dragnet as well as contemporary crime dramas including The Wire, The Killing and Luther, this book is an essential read for students and scholars in television studies." -- BOOK BLURB Notes: Includes bibliographical references (pages 195-209) and index ISBN: 9780748640874 More info
TV giants baulk at Verison bundle bid
The Australian [Business News] (23/04/2015) p.24 Call No: SUBJECT CLIPPINGS FILE; TELEVISION. USA Author: Flint, Joe; Gryta, Thomas PhysDes: Clippings File Article Subject: TELEVISION. USA Summary: Popular US television stations accussed Verizon Cimmunications of violating contracts in its bid to offer cheaper packages of pay TV. Summarises the current standing of pay TV in America. More info
Watching TV : four decades of American television / Harry Castleman and Walter J. Podrazik
US: McGraw-Hill Book Company, 1982.
Call No: 70"198" (73) CAS Author: Castleman, Harry ; Podrazik, Walter J. Source: US Place: US Publisher: McGraw-Hill Book Company PubDate: 1982 PhysDes: 314 p. : ill. ; 29 cm Subject: TELEVISION. USA; INDUSTRY, TV. USA Summary: " To be understood, American television must be viewed as the embodiment of contradiction-a miracle of spectacular technical achievement imprisoned by the demands of its mundane day-to-day operations. So called "high-class" programming almost always competes with mass appeal presentations because, with 365 days a year to fill, programmers cannot possibly stock each moment of each day with uplifting culture, In spite of all its limitations, this mundane miracle still produces great moments of popular culture and, to varying degrees, special moments of brilliance that rekindle the awe felt by the first TV owners. Yet, in the game of American television, the bottom line has always been high ratings and, to this day, it still is."-INTRODUCTION Notes: includes index ISBN: 007010268 More info