Television

This list contains mostly studies of the television industry and the development of broadcast news.  It doesn’t deal much with TV stars and producers, or audience analysis.

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Abernathy-Lear, Gloria.  “African Americans’ Criticisms Concerning African American Representations on Daytime Serials.” Journalism and Mass Communication Quarterly 71:4 (1994): 830-839.

Abramson, Albert.  The History of Television, 1880 to 1941.  Jefferson, NC: McFarland, 1987.

Adams, William C., ed.  Television Coverage of International Affairs.  Norwood, NJ: Ablex, 1982.

Ackerman, Colin.  “Public or Private Interest? The History and Impacts of Children’s Television Public Policy in the United States, 1934 to Present.”  Journal of the History of Childhood and Youth 12:2 (Spring 2019): 285-304.

Adler, Richard, and Douglass Cater, eds. Television as a Cultural Force. New York: Praeger, 1976.

Alexander, Alison, Louise M. Benjamin, Keisha Hoerrner, and Darrell Roe.  “We’ll Be Back in a Moment: A Content Analysis of Advertisements in Children’s Television in the 1950s.” Journal of Advertising 27:3 (Fall 1998): 1-9.

Allen, Craig.  “News Conferences on TV: Ike Age Politics Revisited.” Journalism Quarterly 70:1 (1993): 13-25.

Allen, Craig M.  News is People: The Rise of Local Television News and the Fall of News From New York.  Ames: Iowa State University Press, 2001.

Allen, Craig. “Gender Breakthrough Fit for a Focus Group: The First Women Newscasters and Why They Arrived in Local TV News.” Journalism History 28:4 (Winter 2003): 154-162.

Allen, Robert C.  Speaking of Soap Operas.  Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1985.

Altheide, David L.  Creating Reality: How TV News Distorts Events.  Beverly Hills, Cal.: Sage, 1976.

Anderson, Christopher.  Hollywood TV: The Studio System in the Fifties.  Austin: University of Texas Press, 1994.

Anderson, J. Kent. Television Fraud: The History and Implications of the Quiz Show Scandals. New York: Praeger, 1979.

Arlen, Michael J.  The Camera Age.  New York: FSG, 1981.    Arlen published several collections of his New Yorker television criticism that are also insightful.

Armstrong, Jennifer Keishin.  When Women Invented Television: The Untold Story of the Female Powerhouses Who Pioneered the Way We Watch Today. New York: Harper Collins, 2021.

Aubin, Stephen P.  Distorting Defense: Network News and National Security. Westport, Conn.: Praeger, 1998.

Auletta, Ken.  Three Blind Mice: How the TV Networks Lost Their Way.  New York: Random House, 1991.

Auten, Philip J., and Douglas A. Boyd.  “Dumont: The Original Fourth Network.”  Journal of Popular Culture 29:3 (Winter 1995): 63-83.

Baird, David A. “An Emerging Emphasis on Image: Early Press Coverage of Politics and Television.” American Journalism 20:4 (2003): 13-31.

Ballard-Reisch, Deborah.  “China Beach and Tour of Duty: American Television and Revisionist History of the Vietnam War.” Journal of Popular Culture 25:3 (Winter 1991): 135-149.

Bannister, Jennifer Burton.  “From Laboratory to Living Room: The Development of Television in the United States, 1920-1960.” Ph.D. dissertation, Purdue University, 2001.

Barbree, Jay. Live from Cape Canaveral: Covering the Space Race, from Sputnik to Today. Washington DC: Smithsonian Books, 2007.

Barfield, Ray.  A Word from Our Viewers: Reflections from Early Television Audiences.  Westport, CT: Praeger, 2008.

Barkin, Steve M.  “Eisenhower’s Television Planning Board: An Unwritten Chapter in the History of Political Broadcasting.” Journal of Broadcasting 27:4 (1983): 319-331.

Barkin, Steve M.  American Television News: The Media Marketplace and the Public Interest.  New York: Routledge, 2003.

Barnouw, Erik. The Image Empire: A History of Broadcasting in the United States From 1953.  New York: Oxford University Press, 1970.

Barnouw, Erik. Tube of Plenty: The Evolution of American Television. New York: Oxford University Press, 1975.

Barnouw, Eric.  “Blacklisted: How FCC Commissioner Clifford Durr Earned his Place on the Cold War’s Roll of Honor.”  Television Quarterly 28:2 (1996): 60-66.

Baughman, James L.  “The National Purpose and the Newest Medium: Liberal Critics of Television, 1958-1960.”  Mid-America 64:2 (April-July 1982): 41-55.

Baughman, James L.  Television’s Guardians: The FCC and the Politics of Programming, 1958-1967. Knoxville: University of Tennessee Press, 1985.

Baughman, James L.  “Television in the Golden Age: An Entrepreneurial Experiment.” Historian 42 (February 1985).

Baughman, James L. The Republic of Mass Culture: Journalism, Filmmaking and Broadcasting in America Since 1941. 3rd Edition.  Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2006.

Baughman, James L.  Same Time, Same Station: Creating American Television, 1948-1961.  Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2007.

Baughman, James L. “Show Business in the Living Room: Management Expectations for American Television, 1947-56.” Business and Economic History 26:2 (Winter 1997): 718-726.

Beadle, Mary E., and Michael D.  Murray, eds.  Indelible Images: Women of Local Television.  Ames: Iowa State University Press, 2001.

Becher, Ron. “Hear-See Radio in the World of Tomorrow: RCA and the Presentation of Television at the World’s Fair, 1939-40.”  Historical Journal of Film, Radio, and Television 21:4 (2001): 361-378.

Becker, Christine.  It’s the Pictures That Got Small: Hollywood’s Film Stars on 1950s Television.  Middletown: CT: Wesleyan University Press, 2008.

Beltran, Mary.  Latino TV: A History.  New York: NYU Press, 2022.

Bennett, David Stephen.  “The Televised Revolution: ‘Progressive’ Television Coverage of the 1960 New Orleans School Desegregation Crisis.”  Louisiana History 58:3 (Summer 2017): 339-365.

Bergreen, Laurence.  Look Now, Pay Later: The Rise of Network Broadcasting. Garden City, NY: Doubleday, 1980.

Berke, Annie.  Their Own Best Creations: Women Writers in Postwar Television. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2022.

Berkman, Dave.  “Let’s Sightsee Radiovision- TV Terms That Didn’t Last.” Journalism Quarterly 63:3 (1986): 626-627.

Berkowitz, Edward D. Mass Appeal: The Formative Age of the Movies, Radio, and TV. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2010.

Bernhard, Nancy E. US Television News and Cold War Propaganda, 1947-1960. New York: Cambridge University Press, 1999.

Bibb, Porter.  It Ain’t As Easy as it Looks: Ted Turner’s Amazing Story.  New York, Crown, 1993.

Blair, Gwenda.  Almost Golden: Jessica Savitch and the Selling of Television News.  New York: Simon and Schuster, 1988.

Bliss, Edward, Jr., ed.  In Search of Light: The Broadcasts of Edward R. Murrow, 1938-1961.  New York: Knopf, 1967.

Bliss, Edward Jr.  Now the News: The Story of Broadcast Journalism.  New York: Columbia University Press, 1991.

Bluem, A. William.  Documentary in American Television: Form, Function, Method.  New York: Hastings House, 1965.

Boddy, William.  Fifties Television: The Industry and Its Critics.  Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1990.

Boddy, William. “Thrills Sweep Like Electric Currents Through Multitudes: Spectacle, Sociality, and Media Competition in Mid-Century America.” Historical Journal of Film, Radio, and Television 41:3 (2021): 354-377.

Bodroghkozy, Aniko. Groove Tube: Sixties Television and the Youth Rebellion. Durham: Duke University Press, 2001.

Bodroghkozy, Aniko. Equal Time: Television and the Civil Rights Movement. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 2012.

Bodroghkozy, Aniko.  “Black Weekend: A Reception History of Network Television News and the Assassination of John F. Kennedy.”  Television and New Media 14:6 (November 2013): 560-578.

Bodroghkozy, Aniko, ed.  A Companion to the History of American Broadcasting.  Malden: Wiley-Blackwell, 2018.

Bodroghkozy, Aniko.  “Political Satire, That Was the Week That Was, and the Assassination of John F. Kennedy.” Television and New Media 22:8 (December 2021): 859-877.

Bogart, Leo.  The Age of Television: A Study of Viewing Habits and the Impact of Television on American Life.  New York: Frederick Unger, 1958.

Bogart, Leo.  The Age of Television.  New York: Frederick Ungar, 1972.

Bogle, Donald.  Primetime Blues: African Americans and Network Television.  New York: FSG, 2001.

Bor, Stephanie E.  “Lucy’s Two Babies: Framing the First Televised Depiction of Pregnancy.” Media History 19:4 (November 2013): 464-478.

Boulton, Mark. “Sending the Extremists to the Cornfield: Rod Serling’s Crusade Against Radical Conservatism.” Journal of Popular Culture 47:6): 2014: 1226-1244.

Bowser, Robert.  Television and the Public.  New York: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 1973.

Boyer, Peter J.  Who Killed CBS?  The Undoing of America’s Number One News Network.  New York: St. Martin’s, 1988.

Bratslavsky, Lauren. “Broadcast History Gaps When Archival Material Exists: Inserting Peg Lynch and Ethyl and Albert into Sitcom History.” Journal of 20th Century Media History 1:1 (2023): 46-72.

Brinson, Susan L.  The Red Scare, Politics, and the Federal Communication Commission, 1941-1960.  Westport: Praeger, 2004.

Bronstein, Phoebe.  “Southern Projections: Black Television Hosts, Madison Avenue, and Nationalizing the South in 1950s Primetime.” Television & New Media 23:3 (2022): 219-234. 

Brook, Vincent.  “The Americanization of Molly: How Mid-Fifties Television Homogenized The Goldbergs.” Cinema Journal 38:4 (Summer 1999): 533-551.

Brooks, Tim.  The Blackface Minstrel Show in Mass Media: 20th Century Performances on Radio, Records, Film, and Television.  Jefferson: McFarland, 2019.

Brown, Les.  Television: The Business Behind the Box.  New York: Harcourt, Brace, Jovanovich, 1971.

Brundson, Charlotte.  Screen Tastes: From Soap Opera to Satellite Dish.  New York: Routledge, 1997.  

Bryant, Jennings, ed.  Television and the American Family.  Hillsdale, NJ: Erlbaum, 1990.

Bullart, B.J.  Public Television: Politics and the Battle Over Documentary Film. New Brunswick: Rutgers University Press, 1997.

Burns, Gary.  “Visualizing 1950s Hits on Your Hit Parade.” Popular Music 17:2 (May 1998): 139-152.

Burns, Eric.  Invasion of the Mind Snatchers: Television’s Conquest of America in the Fifties.  Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 2010.

Burroughs, Todd Steven. “Kerner’s Other Black Explosion: The Chapter 15 Mandate and the Birth of New York’s Black Public Affairs Programming, 1967-68.” Howard Journal of Communication 30:4 (2019): 355-370.

Butler, Bethonie.  Black TV: Five Decades of Groundbreaking Television from Soul Train to Black-ish and Beyond.  New York: Black Dog & Leventhal, 2024.

Butler, Monica L.  “Guardians of the Indian Image’: Controlling Representations of Indigenous Cultures in Television.” The American Indian Quarterly 42:1 (Winter 2018): 1-42.

Buzenberg, Susan and Bill, eds.  Salant, CBS, and the Battle for the Soul of Broadcast Journalism.  Boulder: Westview Press, 1999.  

Byung Joon Lee.  “Attacking the Airwaves: How Television Changed the American Presidential Campaign.”  New England Journal of History 73:1 (Fall 2016): 1-27.

Cailteaux, Karen Sue.  “The Political Blacklist in the Broadcasting Industry: The Decade of the 1950s.” PhD dissertation, Ohio State University, 1972.

Calhoun, Claudia.  Only the Names Have Been Changed: Dragnet, the Police Procedural, and Postwar Culture.  Austin: University of Texas Press, 2022.

Campbell, Kathryn B. “Trying Television: WKOW-TV in the 1950s.” American Journalism 18, no. 2 (2001): 83–102.  (Madison, Wis. station)

Campbell, Richard.  60 Minutes and the News: A Mythology for Middle America.  Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1991.

Capo, James A.  “Network Watergate Coverage Patterns in Late 1972 and Early 1973.”  Journalism Quarterly 60 (1983): 595-602.

Capsuto, Steven.  Alternate Channels: The Uncensored Story of Gay and Lesbian Images on Radio and Television, 1930s to the Present.  New York: Ballentine Books, 2000.

Carstarphen, Meta, and John Sanchez, eds.  American Indians and Mass Media. Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 2012.

Cassata, Mary, and Thomas Skill.  Life on Daytime Drama: Tuning in American Serial Drama.  Norwood, NJ: Ablex, 1983.

Cassidy, Marsha F.  “Visible Storytellers: Women Narrators on 1950s Daytime Television.” Style 35:2 (Summer 2001): 354-374.

Cassidy, Marsha F.  What Women Watched: Daytime Television in the 1950s.  Austin: University of Texas Press, 2005.

Castleman, Harry, and Walter J. Podrazik.  Watching TV: Four Decades of American Television.  New York: McGraw-Hill, 1982.

Cater, Douglass, and Richard Adler, eds.  Television as a Social Force. Westport, Conn.: Praeger, 1975.

Cheers, Imani M.  The Evolution of Black Women in Television: Mammies, Matriarchs, and Mistresses.  New York: Routledge, 2017.

Chisholm, Bradley F.  “The CBS Color Television Venture: A Study of Failed Innovation in the Broadcasting Industry.”  PhD dissertation, University of Wisconsin, 1987.

Chunovic, Louis.  One Foot on the Floor: The Curious Evolution of Sex on Television from I Love Lucy to South Park.  New York: TV Books, 2000.

Clark, Jennifer S.  Producing Feminism: Television Work in the Age of Women’s Liberation. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2024.

Clark, Naeemah. “The Birth of an Advocacy Group: The First Six Years of Action for Children’s Television.” Journalism History 30:2 (Summer 2004): 66-75.

Coates, Norma J.  “It’s a Man’s, Man’s World: Television and the Masculinization of Rock Discourse and Culture.”  PhD dissertation, University of Wisconsin- Madison, 2002.

Cole, Barry, and Mal Oettinger.  The Reluctant Regulator: The FCC and the Broadcast Audience.  Boston: Addison Wesley, 1978.

Colt, Barry D., ed.  Television: A Selection of Readings from TV Guide Magazine.  New York: Free Press, 1970.

Conway, Mike.  “The Birth of CBS-TV News: An Ambitious Experiment at the Advent of U.S. Commercial Television.”  Journalism History 32:3 (Fall 2006): 128-137.

Conway, Mike.  “Before the Bloggers: The Upstart News Technology of Television at the 1948 Political Conventions.”  American Journalism 24:1 (Winter 2007): 33-58.

Conway, Mike.  “A Guest in Our Living Room: The Television Newscaster before the Rise of the Dominant Anchor.” Journal of Broadcasting and Electronic Media  51:3 (September 2007): 457-478.

Conway, Mike. The Origins of Television News in America: The Visualizers of CBS in the 1940s. New York: Peter Lang, 2009.

Conway, Mike. “The Extemporaneous Newscast: The Lasting Impact of Walter Cronkite’s Local Television News Experiment.” American Journalism 26 (Summer 2009): 33–54.

Conway, Mike.  “The Origins of Television’s ‘Anchor Man’: Cronkite, Swayze, and Journalism Boundary Work.  American Journalism 31:4 (Fall 2014): 445-467.

Conway, Mike.  “The Ghost of Television News in Media History Scholarship.”  American Journalism 34:2 (Spring 2017): 229-239.

Conway, Mike.  Contested Ground: The Tunnel and the Struggle over Television News in Cold War America.  Amherst: University of Massachusetts Press, 2020.

Cowan, Geoffrey.  See No Evil: The Backstage Battle Over Sex and Violence on TV.  New York: Simon and Schuster, 1979.

Cox, Jim.  The Daytime Serials of Television, 1946-1950.  Jefferson, NC: McFarland, 2006.

Craig, Allen.  “Discovering ‘Joe Six Pack’ Content in Television News: The Hidden History of Audience Research, News Consultants, and the Warner Class Model.”  Journal of Broadcasting & Electronic Media49 (December 2005): 363–82.

Cramer Brownell, Kathryn. “Watergate, the Bipartisan Struggle for Media Access, and the Growth of Cable Television.” Modern American History 3 (2020): 175-198.

Cranston, Pat.  “Political Conventions Broadcasts: Their History and Influence.”  Journalism Quarterly 7 (Spring 1960): 186-194.

Cressman, Dale L. “Fighting for Access: ABC’s 1965–1966 Feud with NASA.”  American Journalism 24 (Summer 2007): 133–151.   

Crosby, John.  Out of the Blue! A Book About Radio and Television.  New York: Simon & Schuster, 1952.

Culbert, David.  “Television’s Visual Impact on Decision-Making in the USA, 1968: The Tet Offensive and Chicago’s Democratic National Convention.”  Journal of Contemporary History 33:3 (July 1998): 419:449.

Cullen, Jim. From Memory to History: Television Versions of the Twentieth Century.  New Brunswick: Rutgers University Press, 2021.

Curtin, Michael.  Redeeming the Wasteland: Television Documentary and Cold War Politics.  Brunswick: Rutgers University Press, 1995.

Dalton,  Mary M., and Laura R. Linder, eds.  The Sitcom Reader. Albany: State University of New York Press, 2005.

Davies, David R. “From Ridicule to Respect: Newspapers’ Reaction to Television, 1948-1960.” American Journalism 15, no. 4 (1998): 17–33.

Davis, Blair.  “Small Screen, Smaller Pictures: Television Broadcasting and B-Movies in the Early 1950s.”  Historical Journal of Film, Radio, and Television (Abingdon) 28 (June 2008): 219–38.

Davis, Gerry.  The Today Show: An Anecdotal History. New York: Morrow, 1987.

Day, James.  The Vanishing Vision: The Inside Story of Public Television.  Berkeley: University of California Press, 1995.

Dayan, Daniel, and Elihu Katz.  Media Events: The Live Broadcasting of History.  Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1992.

Dell, Chad.  “Wrestling with Corporate Identity: Defining Television Programming Strategy at NBC, 1945-1950,” in Transmitting the Past: Historical and Cultural Perspectives on Broadcasting, J. Emmett Winn and Susan L. Brinson, eds.  (Tuscaloosa: University of Alabama Press, 2005).

Delong, Thomas.  Quiz Craze: American’s Infatuation with Game Shows. New York: Praeger, 1991.

Desjardins, Mary R.  Recycled Stars: Female Film Stardom in the Age of Television and Video.  Durham: Duke University Press, 2015.

Delmont, Matt. “Making Philadelphia Safe for ‘wfil-adelphia’: Television, Housing, and Defensive Localism in Postwar Philadelphia.” Journal of Urban History 38 (January 2012): 89–113.

Denton, Robert E.  The Primetime Presidency of Ronald Reagan.  Westport, Conn.: Praeger, 2001.

Devlin, Paul. “Good Night, Sweet Blues and the Legacy of Ida Cox: Jazz, Women, and Agency in Route 66.” Film & History 51:2 (Winter 2021): 30-42.

Diamond, Edwin, and Stephen Bates.  The Spot: The Rise of Political Advertising on Television.  Cambridge: MIT Press, 1988.

Doherty, Thomas.  “Frank Costello’s Hands: Film, Television, and the Kefauver Crime Hearings.” Film History 10:3 (1998): 359-374.

Doherty, Thomas.  Cold War, Cool Medium: Television, McCarthyism, and American Culture.  New York: Columbia University Press, 2003.

Donahue, Hugh Carter.  The Battle to Control Broadcast News.  Cambridge: MIT Press, 1989.

Donovan, Robert J. Unsilent Revolution: Television News and American Public Life, 1948-1991. New York: Cambridge University Press, 1992.

Downey, Gregory J. Closed Captioning: Subtitling, Stenography, and the Digital Convergence of Text with Television.  Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2008.

Downing, Spencer.  “What TV Taught: Children’s Television and Consumer Culture from Howdy Doody to Sesame Street.” PhD dissertation, University of North Carolina, 2004.

Dunham, Corydon B.  Fighting for the First Amendment: Stanton of CBS vs. Congress and the Nixon White House.  Westport, Conn.: Praeger, 1997.

Dunn, Mark.  Quizzing America: Television Game Shows and Popular Culture in the 1950s.  McFarland, 2018.

Eagan, Eileen.  “Our Town in Cold War America: The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show (1950-1958).” Film & History 26:1-4 (1996): 62-70.

Eddy, William C.  Television: The Eyes of Tomorrow.  New York: Prentice Hall, 1945.

Edgerton, Gary R. and Peter C. Rollins, eds., Television Histories: Shaping Collective Memory in the Media Age. Lexington: University Press of Kentucky, 2001.*

Edgerton, Gary.  The Columbia History of American Television.  New York: Columbia University Press, 2008.

Edmondson, Marylyn, and David Rounds.  The Soaps: Daytime Serials of Radio and Television.  New York: Stein and Day, 1973.

Edwardson, Mickie.  “James Lawrence Fly v. David Sarnoff: Blitzkrieg Over Television.” Journalism History 25:3 (Summer 1999): 42-52.

Eisenmann, Thomas R.  “The U.S. Cable Television Industry, 1948-1995: Managerial Capitalism in Eclipse.”  Business History Review 74 (Spring 2000): 1-40.

Ellerbee, Linda.  And So it Goes: Adventures in Television.  New York: Putnam, 1987.

Ellison, Harlan.  The Glass Teat: Essays of Opinion on the Subject of Television.  New York: Ace Books, 1970.

Engelman, Ralph.  “The Origins of Public Access Television, 1966-1972.” Journalism Monographs 73 (October 1990).

Engelman, Ralph.  Public Radio and Television in America: A Political History.  Beverly Hills: Sage Publications, 1996.

Engelman, Ralph.  Friendlyvision: Fred Friendly and the Rise and Fall of Television Journalism.  New York: Columbia University Press, 2009.

Epstein, Edward J.  News From Nowhere: Television and the News. New York: Random House, 1973.

Eschler-Fredenrich, Cristi.  “Oral Roberts and the Battle to Access National Network Television.” Journal of Broadcasting & Electronic Media 65:2 (May 2021): 289-310.

Eskridge, Sara K.  Rube Tube: CBS and Rural Comedy in the Sixties.  Columbia: University of Missouri Press, 2019.

Everitt, David.  A Shadow of Red: Communism and the Blacklist in Radio and Television. Chicago: Ivan R. Dee, 2007.

Fager, Jeff.  Fifty Years of 60 Minutes: The Inside Story of Television’s Most Influential News Broadcast.  New York: Simon & Schuster, 2017.

Falk, Andrew J.  “Reading Between the Lines: Negotiating National Identity on American Television, 1945-1960. Diplomatic History 28:2 (2004): 197-225.

Fay, Jennifer.  “Atomic Screen Test.”  Modernism/Modernity 23:3 (September 2016): 611-630.    1952 broadcast of atomic test

Fickers, Andreas, and Catherine Johnson. “Transnational Television History: A Comparative Approach.”  Media History (Abingdon) 16 (February 2010): 1–11.

Fisher, David E. and Marshall Jon Fisher, Tube: The Invention of Television.  Washington DC: Counterpoint, 1996.

Fisher, Heather Elise. “Mythologizing Charles Van Doren: The 1950s, the Media, and the Making of Cultural Memory.” PhD dissertation, University of Pittsburgh, 2011.

Fitzgerald, Michael Ray.  “The White Savior and His Junior Partner: The Lone Ranger and Tonto on Cold War Television (1949-1957).” Journal of Popular Culture 46:1 (February 2013): 79-108.

Fitzgerald, Michael Ray. Native Americans on Network TV: Stereotypes, Myths, and the “Good Indian.”  Lanham: Rowman and Littlefield, 2013. 

Fitzgerald, Michael Ray.  “The Indianized White Man and the Anglicized Indian: Imperial and Anti-Imperial Discourse in NBC’s Daniel Boone, 1964-1970.” Journal of American Culture 37:3 (September 2014): 281-289.

Flach, Kate L. “America’s Nervous Breakdown: Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman, Popular Psychology, and the Demise of the Housewife in the 1970s.” Journal of 20th Century Media History 1:1 (2023): 3-29.

Foley, Karen Sue.  The Political Blacklist in the Broadcasting Industry: The Decade of the 1950s.  New York: Arno Press, 1979.

Foote, Joe S. Television Access and Political Power: The Networks, the Presidency, and the Loyal Opposition. New York: Praeger, 1990.

Forman, Murray.  One Night on TV is Worth Weeks at the Paramount: Popular Music on Early Television.  Durham: Duke University Press, 2012.

Forr, James. “Commercial Television Arrives in Missouri: The Birth of ksd-tv in St. Louis.” Missouri Historical Review 105 (July 2011): 233–244.

Foust, James C. and Katherine A. Bradshaw.  “Something for the Boys: Framing Images of Women in BroadcastingMagazine in the 1950s.” Journalism History 22:2 (Summer 2007): 93-100.

Foust, James C.  “We Need This Television Just Like Any Other American Citizen: The Battle over Western TV Boosters.” American Journalism 35:1 (Winter 2018): 27-49.

Foust, James C. “The Paternalistic Eye: Senator Edwin Johnson and the U.S. Television Freeze.” Historical Journal of Film, Radio, and Television 38:3 (2018): 584-602.

Frank, Reuven.  Out of Thin Air.  New York: Simon and Schuster, 1996.

Friendly, Fred.  Due to Circumstances Beyond Our Control.  New York: Random House, 1967.

Friendly, Fred W.  “The Unselling of ‘The Selling of the Pentagon.” Harpers (June 1971): 30-

Fuller, Linda K.  Community Television in the United States: A Sourcebook on Public, Educational, and Governmental Access. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1994.

Fuller-Seeley, Kathryn.  “Well!’  Jack Benny’s Unperformative Performance in His Transition from Radio to Television.”  Journal of Film & Video 68:3 /4 (Fall/Winter 2016): 18-29.

Galili, Doron.  Seeing by Electricity: The Emergence of Television, 1878-1939.  Durham: Duke University Press, 2020.

Gans, Herbert. Deciding What’s News. New York: Pantheon, 1979.

Gates, Gary Paul.  Air Time: The Inside Story of CBS News.  New York: Harper & Row, 1978.

Gauger, Michael.  “Flickering Images: Live Television Coverage and Viewership of the Army–McCarthy Hearings.”  Historian 67 (Winter 2005): 678–93.

Getz Rouse, Morleen.  “A History of the F. W. Ziv Radio and Television Production and Syndication Companies, 1930-1960.”  PhD dissertation, University of Michigan, 1976. 

Gitlin, Todd.  Inside Prime Time, revised edition. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2000.

Gitlin, Todd., ed., Watching Television. New York: Pantheon, 1986.* 

Godfrey, Donald G. “CBS World News Roundup: Setting the Stage for the Next Half Century.” American Journalism 7, no. 3 (1990): 164–72.

Godfrey, Donald G.  Philo T. Farnsworth: The Father of Television.  Salt Lake City: University of Utah Press, 2001.

Godfrey, Donald G., and Susan L. Brinson, eds.  Routledge Reader on Electronic Media History.   New York: Routledge, 2015.   

Goldenson, Leonard, and Marvin J. Wolf.  Beating the Odds: The Untold Story Behind the Rise of ABC.  New York: Scribner’s, 1991.

Goldstein, Leigh.  “Designing Women!  Space, Affect, and Femininity in Postwar American Public Affairs Television.” Critical Studies in Television 9:2 (Summer 2014): 39-53.

Gomery, Douglas. “Rethinking TV History.” Journalism and Mass Communication Quarterly 74:3 (1997): 501-514.

Gomery, Douglas.  “Finding TV’s Pioneering Audiences.” Journal of Popular Film & Television 29:3 (Fall 2001): 121-129.

Gomery, Douglas.  A History of Broadcasting in the United States.  New York: Wiley, 2008.

Gottfried, Erika. “‘TWU ON TV!’ – The Transport Workers’ Union and Television in the Early 1950s and 1960s.” Film History: An International Journal 20, no. 4 (2008): 508-512.

Gould, Lewis L., ed.  Watching Television Come of Age: The New York Times Reviews of Jack Gould.  Austin: University of Texas Press, 2002.

Graham, Allison.  Framing the South: Hollywood, Television, and the Civil Rights Struggle.  Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2001.

Gray, Herman.  Watching Race: Television and the Struggle for Blackness.  Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 1995.

Grieves, Kevin.  “A New Age of Diplomacy: International Satellite Television and Town Meeting of the World.”  Journalism History 40 (Summer 2014): 98-107.

Grossman, Gary H.  Saturday Morning TV.  New York: Arlington House, 1987.

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