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What came before Communication Act of 1934. What was its effect?
Preceded by Federal Radio act-1927
Creates Federal Communications Commission (FCC), which controlled and regulated communication in the media.
How did Hollywood and Radio get along?
Radio initially based in New York
Early antagonism, radio didn't want to give up their actors
Radio went Hollywood, when AT&T changed their rate structure in 1936, allowing LA broadcasts
What were the Hollywood Radio Programs like?
Variety
Publicity and Gossip
Dramatic series
Movie adaptation: Lux Radio Theater
What were the two types of TV System
Mechanical by C. Albert
Electronic- Farnsworth
What were some popular early television Shows?
a) Texaco Star Theater: Milton Berle (AKA
Mr. Television" & Uncle Miltie) Most popular show of the 40s
b) Ed Wynn
II) Variety Star Theater (NBC 1948-1950)
b) "Shows of Shows"- Sid Casar (NC 1950-1954), parody show, famous writers e.g. Woody Allen, Mel Broooks
c) "The Toast of the Town" (AKA Ed Sullivan Show) CBS 1948-1971 serious stiff host, broke the Beatles to the US, Elvis performed. Variety acts e.g. Senor Wences
What was the Nature of Television shows of the time? ("vaudeo- video, vaudeville)
Spontaneity, live
Live tv, you were part of the scene
Resistance by critics
unpopular in South & Midwest
What were the Talent Raids?
1948, CBS TV hires from NBC Radio, NBC TV ires form CBS Radio. Rapid decline of network radio, returns to local form of media for music and rock & roll.
How was early TV preserved
Through kinescope, filmedm onitor of live broadcasts
Local Programming types
The "Chicago Style" intimate, pander to small screen
based on medium intergrity
Didn't last, was acomplished by local, but pushed aside by cable
What is a notable cable program?
Edward R. Murrow's "See it Now" (nob 1951)
What were the networks?
NBC
CBS
ABC- Merger with United Paramount Theater (151-1953)
Dumont