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Film & History Special Issue arriving to subscribers this
     week....  (htttp://

Television as Historian Part I   30:1 (March, 2000)

The Editor's Reflections and Reports.   Peter C. Rollins 1

Television as Historian: An Introduction by Special Editor,  Gary Edgerton  7

[Discusses six principles of historiography when it deals with television as
a witness and
interpreter of the past and agent of collective memory.]

Television as Historian, Part I
Loafing in the Garden of Knowledge: History TV and Popular Memory.
  Steve Anderson   14

[Discussed: You Are There; Star Trek; Quantum Leap; Meeting of Minds; Dark
brX-Files as they go against the design of historians]

Indy & Dr. Mike: Is Boy to Global World History as Woman is to Domestic
National Myth?   24
Mimi White
[Discussed: The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles; Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman as

Profiles in Courage: Televisual History on the New Frontier. 38
Daniel Marcus

[Discussed: Book version, film version of Profiles in Courage; New Frontier
Drew's Primary as documentary; the blend of history and entertainment]

Connections and Differences: Spatial Dimensions of Television History.
  Michael Curtin  50

[Global Village; 1964 Olympic games; Walt Rostow and his famous "Stages of
Economic Growth; Chicago as broadcast center and rivalry with NYC;
third-world struggles with global communications]

Television Reviews
In the 20th Century:A Look at the Millennium through the Eyes of Some of
Most Noted Directors:
Robert Zemeckis' Smoking, Drinking and Drugging in the 20th Century: In
Pursuit of
Happiness.   Jennifer L. Tebbe  67

Norman Jewison's Comedy in the 20th Century: Funny is Money.
Marc Oxoby  69

Gregory Nava's On the American Dream in the 20th Century: The American
Hannu Salmi    70

Barry Levinson's Yesterday's Tomorrows. T.V. Reed  71

Karl Marx goes West: Three Westerns from the East: The Sons of Great Bear
(1966); Chingachcook, The Great Snake (1967); Apache (1973).
Jochen Wierich  73

American Photography: A Century of Images. Richard N. Masteller  74

New York: A Documentary Film (1999). Gary R. Edgerton  76

Dear Home: Letters from World War II. Philip J. Landon  79

Sex Sells: The History Channel's History of Sex. Leesa Rittelmann  80

Book Reviews

Mike Malloy. Lee Van Cleef: A Biographical, Film and Television Reference.
Jay Kent Lorenz  82

Gregory William Mank. Women in Horror Films, 1930s and
  Women in Horror Films, 1940s.  Wendy Donat  83

Jeffrey Ruoff and Kenneth Ruoff. The Emperor's Naked Army Marches On.
Michael S. Shull  84

Jun Xing. Asian America Through the Lens: History, Representations &
Cindy Wong  85

John Leverence. And the Winner Is .... Patrick H. Griffin  86

Michael E. Birdwell. Celluloid Soldiers: Warner Bros.'s Campaign Against
Nazism. Robert Fyne  87

Alan G. Fetrow. Feature Films, 1950-1959: A United States Filmography.
Michael S. Shull  88

Donald R. Stevens, ed. Based on a True Story: Latin American History at the
Movies.  Edward J. Gallagher  89

Eugene Jackson. Eugene "Pineapple" Jackson. William Mullin  90


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