|Author||: Charles V. Dintrone|
|Publisher||: VNR AG|
|Total Pages||: 150|
|Rating||: 4/5 (08 Downloads)|
Book excerpt: Television history has become one of the hottest areas of research in popular culture. Because the field is relatively new and so wide-ranging, no matter what one is researching much of the relevant material will be found scattered through numerous other works, frustrating scholarly progress. This work makes the television researcher's job easier by providing a single index to 341 books that include information on 1,002 shows. Most of the books deal exclusively with television, though some autobiographies, biographies, Congressional hearings, and works on communication and the media are also indexed. For a show to be included, it must have been carried on NBC, CBS, ABC or Fox and must have been a series. Shows on PBS are generally not included, though exceptions have been made for Sesame Street and Mister Rogers' Neighborhood.