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Burns and Thompson help to remedy the lack of a forum for current research on television by bringing together, in this volume, some of the best recent research in television studies. This work will begin to fill the gap in literature on television studies as a…

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From re-runs of 'TV classics' like The Avengers or Starsky and Hutch , to soundtracks, club nights and film remakes such as Mission Impossible II , the action series is enjoying a popular revival. Yet little attention has been paid to the history, nature and…

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Digital TV Over Broadband: Harvesting Bandwith offers a clear overview of how technological developments are revolutionizing television. It details the recent shift in focus from HDTV to a more broadly defined DTV and to the increasing importance of webcasting…

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This book is the first scholarly exploration of the daytime serial television drama. The primary focus is on the social world as reflected in soap operas. Among the major areas examined within the society of daytime drama are the people, their problems,…

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This book is an examination of the central role of incumbency in the televised world of American presidential elections and analyzes how an individual incumbent, Bill Clinton, influenced the recurring and predictable patterns of televised news in ways that…

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The first half of Rewind and Search looks at the makers -- the producers, directors, writers, story editors, and actors -- while the second half deals with the decision-makers, issues, policy, and ethos that affect the making of CBC television, including drama.…

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The actors volume of The Complete Actors' Television Credits chronicles the individual performances of 1,587 performers from 1948 to 1988, listing their credits for all network, syndicated, and cable entertainment programs (including cartoon, pilot, variety,…

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The latest addition to the Media and Society Series, Meanings of the Medium takes a new approach to the study of the past, present, and future of television. Most of its authors are not media experts but literary critics, philosophers, rhetoricians, and…

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The ten years following the end of the Second World War were critical years in the history of British broadcasting. They witnessed the rise of television and the end of the BBC's monopoly. This fourth volume of Asa Briggs's detailed study is based on a mass of…

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This volume presents a broad cross-section of views on an issue of central importance to the broadcast industry: Can the broadcast industry serve both the public interest and corporate and stockholder interest? How do the leaders and successful professionals of…

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"...Gianakos has done for television what Roget did for the Thesaurus and Bartlett did for Familiar Quotations. He has codified the industry, brought order out of chaos, made sense of what for decades was insensible. He is a pioneer, and his works will have a…

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Masterpiece Theatre, the popular British-made series that enjoyed a long and successful run on public television, is regarded by many as the standard against which all "quality" programs should be measured. In this study, Laurence Jarvik provides insight into the…