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Tom Streeter's *Selling the Air* is a great study of the development of
broadcasting policy.

>From:    Marlyn Robinson <[log in to unmask]>
>Subject: reference sources
>
>This is a mundane question, and as a librarian, one I should easily be able
>to answer myself, but I need additional expert advice.  I have some extra
>money to spend on books before close of the fiscal year, and both for my
>own selfish interests and to support our various courses on media,
>entertainment and broadcasting law, I'd like to put together a small core
>collection of the best historical reference-type resources on film,
>television and radio.
>We already have the AFI catalogs, History of the American Cinema, John
>Dunning's On the Air, Albert Abramson's History of Television, Bordwell's
>Film Art, Film History, History of Film Style and Film Viewer's Guide, and
>books by our local heroes Tom Schatz and Janet Staiger.  We have many
>subject-specific titles, mainly dealing with legal aspects of these media,
>e.g. censorship, corporate histories, broadcast regulation, etc. We're
>clearly short on tv and radio titles and I've not had a lot of luck in
>finding books that will seem to be useful in the long term.  Please let me
>know what  you think are the most useful and authoritative general resources.
>Thanks in advance for your help.
>
>Marlyn Robinson
>University of Texas School of Law
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>Date:    Fri, 2 Jul 2004 17:14:26 -0500
>From:    chad <[log in to unmask]>
>Subject: Re: reference sources
>
>These titles are not law related, but I think they would provide a
>well-rounded introduction to TV.
>
>-chad
>
>Butler, Jeremy. Television: Critical Methods and Applications. Mahwah,
>NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, Publishers, 2002.
>
>Casey, Bernadette, et al. Television Studies: The Key Concepts. London:
>Routledge, 2002.
>
>Corner, John. Critical Ideas in Television Studies. Oxford Television
>Studies. Eds. Charlotte Brundson and John Caughie. Oxford: Clarendon
>Press, 1999.
>
>Ellis, John. Visible Fictions. Revised ed. London: Routledge, 1992.
>
>Fiske, John. Television Culture. London: Routledge, 1987.
>
>Thompson, Kristin. Storytelling in Film and Television. Cambridge, MA:
>Harvard University Press, 2003.
>
>Williams, Raymond. Television: Technology and Cultural Form. New York:
>Shocken Books, 1974.
>
>
>On Friday, July 2, 2004, at 10:36 AM, Marlyn Robinson wrote:
>
>
>
>>This is a mundane question, and as a librarian, one I should easily be
>>able
>>to answer myself, but I need additional expert advice.  I have some
>>extra
>>money to spend on books before close of the fiscal year, and both for
>>my
>>own selfish interests and to support our various courses on media,
>>entertainment and broadcasting law, I'd like to put together a small
>>core
>>collection of the best historical reference-type resources on film,
>>television and radio.
>>We already have the AFI catalogs, History of the American Cinema, John
>>Dunning's On the Air, Albert Abramson's History of Television,
>>Bordwell's
>>Film Art, Film History, History of Film Style and Film Viewer's Guide,
>>and
>>books by our local heroes Tom Schatz and Janet Staiger.  We have many
>>subject-specific titles, mainly dealing with legal aspects of these
>>media,
>>e.g. censorship, corporate histories, broadcast regulation, etc. We're
>>clearly short on tv and radio titles and I've not had a lot of luck in
>>finding books that will seem to be useful in the long term.  Please
>>let me
>>know what  you think are the most useful and authoritative general
>>resources.
>>Thanks in advance for your help.
>>
>>Marlyn Robinson
>>University of Texas School of Law
>>[log in to unmask]
>>
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>>For past messages, visit the Screen-L Archives:
>>http://bama.ua.edu/archives/screen-l.html
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