The Fourth Network

How FOX Broke the Rules and Reinvented Television
 
 
Ivan R Dee, Inc (Verlag)
  • erschienen am 25. Mai 2004
 
  • Buch
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  • Hardcover
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  • 340 Seiten
978-1-56663-572-1 (ISBN)
 
For better or worse--or perhaps a bit of both--the story of the rise of the Fox Network is the story of contemporary American television.
  • Englisch
  • Chicago
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  • USA
  • Für Beruf und Forschung
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  • Für höhere Schule und Studium
  • Höhe: 164 mm
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  • Breite: 236 mm
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  • Dicke: 32 mm
  • 678 gr
978-1-56663-572-1 (9781566635721)
1566635721 (1566635721)
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Daniel M. Kimmel is the Boston correspondent for Variety and a reviewer of television and film for such publications as the Boston Globe, the Christian Science Monitor, the Boston Herald, and Film Comment. A graduate of the University of Rochester with a law degree, he has also taught film-related courses at Emerson College, Boston University, and Suffolk University. He lives in Brookline, Massachusetts, where he occasionally watches The Simpsons with his wife and daughter.
Kimmel has done his homework.... Rich in anecdotage and specifics, it offers a rear-view perspective on the way Fox came out of nowhere. * The New York Times * Dan Kimmel nails it! He makes the inside story of the boldly, innovative Fox Network come alive. Has it really been twenty years? -- Paula Lyons, former consumer eidtor, ABC TV's <I>Good Morning America<I> Kimmel has written a deeply researched and fast moving history of Fox-a crucial player in the rapid transformation of American television, from almost total domination by three established networks to a highly varied assortment of viewer choices. -- Leo Bogart, author of <I>The Age of Television<I>, <I>Commercial Culture<I>, and <I>Finding Out<I> Kimmel's riveting study offers not only a masterful account of the evolution of the FOX network but also a grand narrative of the politcs of the television industry. * Foreword Reviews * He is throrough, and his subject is sufficiently engaging to carry his book along nicely. * Dow Jones News Service * Kimmel offers a behind-the-scenes look at the corporate and financial machinations behind the creation of a fourth network 20 years ago, at a time when few could imagine a viable network beyond the Big Three. * Booklist * This narrative of the birth of FOX Television is laden with first-person accounts, and Kimmel relies on several former FOX executives and staff members for behind-the-scenes information. * Library Journal * It's a captivating tale that's well worth the read. * Weekly Dig * Entertaining new history. * Technology Liberation Front * Kimmel's new book...is worthy reading for broadcasting professionals, in particular. * The Financial Manager * He certainly knows television...something he demonstrates rather nicely.... Thorough...careful research. * Worcester Magazine * Kimmel is in the perfect position to present the story of FOX.... Chapters are lively. * The Bookwatch * An informative read.... A straightforward recap of how Murdoch did it. * The Atlantic's "Editor's Choice" Review * Useful in academic collections.... Highly recommended... accessible at all levels. -- C. Sterling, George Washington University * CHOICE * The Fourth Network...deserves a place on the shelf of any serious observer of the American media-industrial complex. -- Jimmie Reeves * Television Quarterly * A captivating tale that's well worth the read.... Kimmel's book is a success in its own right. -- Seth Donlin * Boston's Weekly Dig *

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