On Story The Golden Ages of Television

We are delighted to continue our On Story book series with this new book, On Story—The Golden Ages of Television. We've planned for this book since the beginning of our relationship with the University of Texas Press in 2012, ...

Author: Austin Film Festival

Publisher: University of Texas Press

ISBN: 9781477316962

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 208

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“On Story is film school in a box, a lifetime’s worth of filmmaking knowledge squeezed into half-hour packages.” —Kenneth Turan, film critic for the Los Angeles Times Austin Film Festival (AFF) is the first organization to focus on writers’ creative contributions to film and television. Its annual Film Festival and Conference offers screenings, panels, workshops, and roundtable discussions that help new writers and filmmakers connect with mentors and gain advice and insight from masters, as well as reinvigorate veterans with new ideas. To extend the Festival’s reach, AFF produces On Story, a television series currently airing on PBS-affiliated stations and streaming online that presents high-caliber artists talking candidly and provocatively about the art and craft of screenwriting and filmmaking, often using examples from their own work. On Story—The Golden Ages of Television explores the transformation of television’s narrative content over the past several decades through interviews with some of TV’s best creators and writers, including Garry Shandling (The Larry Sanders Show), Carl Reiner (The Dick Van Dyke Show), Issa Rae (Insecure), Vince Gilligan (Breaking Bad), Greg Daniels (The Office), Paula Pell (Saturday Night Live), Noah Hawley (Fargo), Liz Meriwether (New Girl), David Chase (The Sopranos), Alan Yang (Master of None), Marta Kauffman (Friends), Jenji Kohan (Orange Is the New Black), and many more. Their insights, behind-the-scenes looks at the creative process, production tales, responses to audiences’ reactions, and observations on how both TV narratives and the industry have changed make this book ideal for TV lovers, pop culture fans, students taking screenwriting courses, and filmmakers and writers seeking information and inspiration.

On Story The Golden Ages of Television

Their insights, behind-the-scenes looks at the creative process, production tales, responses to audiences’ reactions, and observations on how both TV narratives and the industry have changed make this book ideal for TV lovers, pop culture ...

Author: Austin Film Festival

Publisher: University of Texas Press

ISBN: 9781477316948

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 208

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“On Story is film school in a box, a lifetime’s worth of filmmaking knowledge squeezed into half-hour packages.” —Kenneth Turan, film critic for the Los Angeles Times Austin Film Festival (AFF) is the first organization to focus on writers’ creative contributions to film and television. Its annual Film Festival and Conference offers screenings, panels, workshops, and roundtable discussions that help new writers and filmmakers connect with mentors and gain advice and insight from masters, as well as reinvigorate veterans with new ideas. To extend the Festival’s reach, AFF produces On Story, a television series currently airing on PBS-affiliated stations and streaming online that presents high-caliber artists talking candidly and provocatively about the art and craft of screenwriting and filmmaking, often using examples from their own work. On Story—The Golden Ages of Television explores the transformation of television’s narrative content over the past several decades through interviews with some of TV’s best creators and writers, including Garry Shandling (The Larry Sanders Show), Carl Reiner (The Dick Van Dyke Show), Issa Rae (Insecure), Vince Gilligan (Breaking Bad), Greg Daniels (The Office), Paula Pell (Saturday Night Live), Noah Hawley (Fargo), Liz Meriwether (New Girl), David Chase (The Sopranos), Alan Yang (Master of None), Marta Kauffman (Friends), Jenji Kohan (Orange Is the New Black), and many more. Their insights, behind-the-scenes looks at the creative process, production tales, responses to audiences’ reactions, and observations on how both TV narratives and the industry have changed make this book ideal for TV lovers, pop culture fans, students taking screenwriting courses, and filmmakers and writers seeking information and inspiration.

Television s Second Golden Age

As the Golden Age of television was rooted in the legitimate stage , quality dramas were rooted in the soap opera . Hill Street Blues , St. Elsewhere , thirtysomething , and L.A. Law all employed continuing story lines , and , though ...

Author: Robert J. Thompson

Publisher: Syracuse University Press

ISBN: 0815605048

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 220

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This is an insider's tour, touching on the network's dizzying decision-making process, and the artists who have revolutionized the medium.

The Golden Age of Boston Television

“We've been amazed at the Boston media,” said Michael Reynolds, managing editor for kCCI-TV in Des Moines. “What is Dukakis back there—God?”5 Similarly, a Washington Post story by Eleanor Randolph on August 9, taking note of the Boston ...

Author: Terry Ann Knopf

Publisher: University Press of New England

ISBN: 9781512601046

Category: Social Science

Page: 224

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There are some two hundred TV markets in the country, but only oneÑBoston, MassachusettsÑhosted a Golden Age of local programming. In this lively insider account, Terry Ann Knopf chronicles the development of Boston television, from its origins in the 1970s through its decline in the early 1990s. During TVÕs heyday, not only was Boston the nationÕs leader in locally produced news, programming, and public affairs, but it also became a model for other local stations around the country. It was a time of award-winning local newscasts, spirited talk shows, thought-provoking specials and documentaries, ambitious public service campaigns, and even originally produced TV films featuring Hollywood stars. Knopf also shows how this programming highlighted aspects of BostonÕs own history over two turbulent decades, including the treatment of highly charged issues of race, sex, and genderÑand the stationsÕ failure to challenge the Roman Catholic Church during its infamous sexual abuse scandal. Laced with personal insights and anecdotes, The Golden Age of Boston Television offers an intimate look at how BostonÕs television stations refracted the cityÕs culture in unique ways, while at the same time setting national standards for television creativity and excellence.

The Golden Age of Chicago Children s Television

There was a time when every television station in Chicago produced or aired programming for children, and this book discusses the back stories and details of this special era from the people who created, lived, and enjoyed it, such as ...

Author: Ted Okuda

Publisher: Lake Claremont Press

ISBN: 1893121178

Category: History

Page: 249

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There was a time when every television station in Chicago produced or aired programming for children, and this book discusses the back stories and details of this special era from the people who created, lived, and enjoyed it, such as producers, on-air personalities, and fans. This compendium describes how from the late 1940s through the early 1970s, local television stations created a golden age of children's television unique in American broadcasting and how the FCC changed the regulations governing the relationship between sponsors and local programming in 1972, effectively bringing the genre to a close since the programs operated under strict budgetary constraints. The story of this chapter in television history show the richness of imagination and inventiveness of children's programming and the devotion of the fans. Featured shows include Bozo's Circus; Garfield Goose; Kukla, Fran, & Ollie; The Mulqueen's Kiddie-A-Go-Go; Ray Rayner and Friends; and Super Circus. "Today, we can be nostalgic about the passing of great local children's fare such as Bozo's Circus . . . and Garfield Goose. However, I believe that today's children have more and better choices in programming . . . . What is missing is the localism, the heart and soul that emanated from these and other programs. Economics, regulation, and expectations for what a program should look like have altered children's television forever. As you read this book, perhaps you will not only find memories or curiosities from a bygone era, but inspiration to create children's television for today's audiences. A pie in the face is still funny, kids still like to dance, and the last time I looked, you could still buy six buckets and nail them to a board and call it a Grand Prize Game."—from the foreword by Neal Sabin, WCIU-TV, Chicago Behind-the-Scenes Stories of the Golden Age of Chicago Children's Television as Told by the People Who Lived It At one time every station in Chicago—a maximum of five, until 1964—produced or aired some programming for children. From the late 1940s through the early 1970s, local television stations created a golden age of children's television unique in American broadcasting. Though the shows often operated under strict budgetary constraints, these programs were rich in imagination, inventiveness, and devoted fans. The mere mention of their names brings smiles to the faces of Midwestern Baby Boomers everywhere: Kukla, Fran, & Ollie, Super Circus, Garfield Goose, Bozo's Circus, Mulqueens' Kiddie-A-Go-Go, BJ & Dirty Dragon, Ray Rayner and Friends, and a host of others. In 1972 the FCC changed the regulations governing the relationship between sponsors and local programming, effectively bringing to a close this chapter of television history. What Chicago kids' show had American Bandstand host Dick Clark dancing on T.V. for the first time ever? Why did one have to wait months and, more often, years to get tickets for Bozo's Circus? Which very popular and successful host never wanted to do a children's T.V. show? Who really made the puppet Garfield Goose (you may not have known it was a mystery)? Remember the talent that bit the head off a parakeet on live TV and the shocked emcee's reaction? What sent television executives into a quandary when Kiddie-A-Go-Go went on the air? Which show was almost forced off the air because a giant soft drink company opposed a so-called rival's use of the word sip? Now, discover the back stories and details of this special era from the people who created, lived, and enjoyed it—producers, on-air personalities, and fans.

The Rise of the Anti Heroine in TV s Third Golden Age

For a woman of color on mainstream television, this is especially rare. On the other hand, she is also ruthless, manipulative, and oftentimes unethical, in addition to engaging in conspiracies and having an affair with the President of ...

Author: Margaret Tally

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 9781443816540

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Page: 135

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This volume offers a stimulating perspective on the status of representations of a new kind of female character who emerged on the scene on US television in the mid-2000s, that of the anti-heroine. This new figure rivaled her earlier counterpart, the anti-hero, in terms of her complexity, and was multi-layered and morally flawed. Looking at the cable channels Showtime and HBO, as well as Netflix and ABC Television, this volume examines a range of recent television women and shows, including Homeland, Weeds, Scandal, How to Get Away With Murder, Veep, Girls, and Orange is the New Black as well as a host of other nighttime programs to demonstrate just how dominant the anti-heroine has become on US television. It examines how the figure has arisen within the larger context of the turn towards “Quality Television”, that has itself been viewed as part of the post-network era or the “Third Golden Age” of television where new forms of broadcast delivery have created a marketing incentive to deliver more compelling characters to niche audiences. By including an exploration of the historical circumstances, as well as the industrial context in which the anti-heroine became the dominant leading female character on nighttime television, the book offers a fascinating study that sits at the intersection of gender studies and television. As such, it will appeal to scholars of popular culture, sociology, cultural and media studies.

The Golden Age of Television

A veteran television writer reminisces with other writers and performers from television's early days and records his observations on the era of Milton Berle, Sid Caesar, and the Philco Playhouse

Author: Max Wilk

Publisher: Moyer Bell Limited

ISBN: PSU:000025045369

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 274

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A veteran television writer reminisces with other writers and performers from television's early days and records his observations on the era of Milton Berle, Sid Caesar, and the Philco Playhouse

Teleliteracy

Taking Television Seriously David Bianculli ... Besides Gore Vidal , another now - best - selling author who wrote for TV during its Golden Age is Kurt Vonnegut , who adapted a handful of his magazine short stories into TV scripts and ...

Author: David Bianculli

Publisher: Syracuse University Press

ISBN: 0815606532

Category: Social Science

Page: 326

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The phenomena of television is examined, from the historical context and television as an art form to television in various aspects of modern society such as TV in the classroom and on the battlefield.

Playing Gay in the Golden Age of British TV

... Stephen's acclaimed Fighting Proud: The Untold Story of the Gay Men who Served in Two World Wars was published by I B Tauris. Attitude magazine described it as 'Touching, often funny and inspiring' and BBC History Magazine called it ...

Author: Stephen Bourne

Publisher: The History Press

ISBN: 9780750993630

Category: Social Science

Page: 224

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THE TELEVISION SET – the humble box in the corner of almost every British household – has brought about some of the biggest social changes in modern times. It gives us a window into the lives of people who are different from us: different classes, different races, different sexualities. And through this window, we’ve learnt that, perhaps, we’re not so different after all. Playing Gay in the Golden Age of British TV looks at gay male representation on and off the small screen – from the programmes that hinted at homoeroticism to Mary Whitehouse’s Clean Up TV campaign, and The Naked Civil Servant to the birth of Channel 4 as an exciting ‘alternative’ television channel. Here, acclaimed social historian Stephen Bourne tells the story of the innovation, experimentation, back-tracking and bravery that led British television to help change society for the better.

The Story of Viewers For Quality Television

Robert J. Thompson , Television's Second Golden Age . 65. Ibid . 66. VQT newsletter , Nov. 1994 . 67. VQT newsletter , Dec. 1992 . 68. Ibid . 69. VQT newsletter , Aug./Sept . 1995 . 70. VQT newsletter , Feb. 1993 . 71.

Author: Dorothy Collins Swanson

Publisher: Syracuse University Press

ISBN: 0815606494

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 280

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Documenting the efforts of one grassroots organization that made a difference, Dorothy Swanson's story extends beyond the realms of television to demonstrate the rewards of making the voice of public opinion heard.

Cleveland TV Tales

These 57 short stories are an entertaining introduction to the history of Cleveland, Ohio, for natives or newcomers.

Author: Mike Olszewski

Publisher: Gray & Company, Publishers

ISBN: 9781938441578

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 178

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These 57 short stories are an entertaining introduction to the history of Cleveland, Ohio, for natives or newcomers. They highlight exceptional people and notable events from log cabin days to the mighty industrial era, and cover subjects from sports to fashion to crime. For any Clevelander who wants to know a little more about the old hometown.

Fragments of a Golden Age

44 In the summer of 1993, there were some hints of the coming storm in Chiapas (the ezln revolt of January 1, 1994) in television news stories of unexplained military exercises in highland Chiapas, in which Maya villagers claimed ...

Author: Gilbert M. Joseph

Publisher: Duke University Press

ISBN: 9780822383123

Category: History

Page: 526

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During the twentieth century the Mexican government invested in the creation and promotion of a national culture more aggressively than any other state in the western hemisphere. Fragments of a Golden Age provides a comprehensive cultural history of the vibrant Mexico that emerged after 1940. Agreeing that the politics of culture and its production, dissemination, and reception constitute one of the keys to understanding this period of Mexican history, the volume’s contributors—historians, popular writers, anthropologists, artists, and cultural critics—weigh in on a wealth of topics from music, tourism, television, and sports to theatre, unions, art, and magazines. Each essay in its own way addresses the fragmentation of a cultural consensus that prevailed during the “golden age” of post–revolutionary prosperity, a time when the state was still successfully bolstering its power with narratives of modernization and shared community. Combining detailed case studies—both urban and rural—with larger discussions of political, economic, and cultural phenomena, the contributors take on such topics as the golden age of Mexican cinema, the death of Pedro Infante as a political spectacle, the 1951 “caravan of hunger,” professional wrestling, rock music, and soap operas. Fragments of a Golden Age will fill a particular gap for students of modern Mexico, Latin American studies, cultural studies, political economy, and twentieth century history, as well as to others concerned with rethinking the cultural dimensions of nationalism, imperialism, and modernization. Contributors. Steven J. Bachelor, Quetzil E. Castañeda, Seth Fein, Alison Greene, Omar Hernández, Jis & Trino, Gilbert M. Joseph, Heather Levi, Rubén Martínez, Emile McAnany, John Mraz, Jeffrey M. Pilcher, Elena Poniatowska, Anne Rubenstein, Alex Saragoza, Arthur Schmidt, Mary Kay Vaughan, Eric Zolov

Cinema democracy and perfectionism

not for the pleasure of spectatorship in the golden age of television, I probably would not be pursuing particularly decadent pleasures, ... Sometimes this entails a hint of doubt after the happy ending, as in The Philadelphia Story.

Author: Joshua Foa Dienstag

Publisher: Manchester University Press

ISBN: 9781784997793

Category: Political Science

Page: 208

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This electronic version has been made available under a Creative Commons (BY-NC-ND) open access license. In the lead essay for this volume, Joshua Foa Dienstag engages in a critical encounter with the work of Stanley Cavell on cinema, focusing skeptical attention on the claims made for the contribution of cinema to the ethical character of democratic life. In this debate, Dienstag mirrors the celebrated dialogue between Rousseau and Jean D'Alembert on theatre, casting Cavell as D'Alembert in his view that we can learn to become better citizens and better people by observing a staged representation of human life, with Dienstag arguing, with Rousseau, that this misunderstands the relationship between original and copy, even more so in the medium of film than in the medium of theatre. Dienstag's provocative and stylish essay is debated by an exceptional group of interlocutors comprising Clare Woodford, Tracy B. Strong, Margaret Kohn, Davide Panagia and Thomas Dumm. The volume closes with a robust response from Dienstag to his critics.

The Platinum Age of Television

rative, but it was the story of the practice and costs of slavery and racism, not the supporting cast, ... The telecast of Roots—the original one, from 1977—is the production that led directly to the golden age of TV miniseries.

Author: David Bianculli

Publisher: Anchor

ISBN: 9780385540285

Category: Social Science

Page: 592

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Television today is better than ever. From The Sopranos to Breaking Bad, Sex and the City to Girls, and Modern Family to Louie, never has so much quality programming dominated our screens. Exploring how we got here, acclaimed TV critic David Bianculli traces the evolution of the classic TV genres, among them the sitcom, the crime show, the miniseries, the soap opera, the Western, the animated series, the medical drama, and the variety show. In each genre he selects five key examples of the form to illustrate its continuities and its dramatic departures. Drawing on exclusive and in-depth interviews with many of the most famed auteurs in television history, Bianculli shows how the medium has evolved into the premier form of visual narrative art. Includes interviews with: MEL BROOKS, MATT GROENING, DAVID CHASE, KEVIN SPACEY, AMY SCHUMER, VINCE GILLIGAN, AARON SORKIN, MATTHEW WEINER, JUDD APATOW, LOUIS C.K., DAVID MILCH, DAVID E. KELLEY, JAMES L. BROOKS, LARRY DAVID, KEN BURNS, LARRY WILMORE, AND MANY, MANY MORE

Cultural Studies

But what if we include this period of technological innovation in the story of television?7 Technological experimentation in television significantly antedates the Golden Age, and the ability to record images for (re)broadcast informed ...

Author: JOHN FISKE

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134957859

Category: Social Science

Page: 112

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First Published in 1990. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

New Orleans Television

... channels to watch during the golden age of New Orleans television , there was a wealth of local programming for kids . ... She told stories , served cookies , and welcomed boys and girls to her quaint cottage , where a sign reminded ...

Author: Dominic Massa

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 0738554049

Category: History

Page: 127

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A sentimental journey through early TV in 1950s and 1960s New Orleans.

The Beam Season One

The two of us are huge fans of what we think of as the “second golden age” of television. TV really stepped up its game a handful of years ago, bringing movie-quality stories to the small screen, led by paid networks like Showtime and ...

Author: Sean Platt

Publisher: Sterling & Stone LLC

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 566

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From the bestselling authors of the Invasion and Yesterday's Gone series comes The Beam, a disturbing philosophical exploration of the future of our hyperconnected world. This chilling, intricately plotted series is set in a futuristic dystopia where politics and technology have widened the gap between haves and have-nots. All of humanity is connected ... to The Beam and to the lie. In the year 2097, the only stable nation is the NAU: a dystopia exploding with new technologies and ruled by two political parties. The choices are Enterprise (sink-or-swim; effort and luck determine whether members prosper or starve) or Directorate, where members are guaranteed safety but can never rise above their station. Above it all is The Beam: an AI-built computer network that serves every whim and connects citizens through implants and biological add-ons. The Beam anticipates every need and has created a world within the world. It permeates everything. And is everywhere. But the NAU's power is shifting. New powers are making their moves while others hang in the balance. Behind it all, a shadowy group is pulling strings, and guiding the upcoming election exactly where they want it to go. The Beam is coming alive; immersion is as real as reality. If the NAU's power goes unchecked, the actions of a shadowy few will shape the fate of millions forever. ★★★★★ "This series is one of the best from these authors, which is saying a lot because Sean Platt/Johnny B. Truant/David Wright (any combination of the three) are by far my favorite authors. The Beam is an extremely complex world with complex characters." -- Matt Browner ★★★★★ "I'd have to say this series has them all beat because all the technologies (or magic, if you will) in this series are better developed, the characters are more involved, and the story lines are better woven. And I'm not talking about twists and turns in the plot that require suspending disbelief (yeah right), or leave you confused as to what happened. It's pretty amazing and thought-provoking." -- Burton Kent ★★★★★ "Season I spans over a century and never have I come across a sci-fi novel that incorporated everything from 80's sitcoms (liek Three's Company!) to advanced near-22nd century nanobot transhumanism. The storyline unfolds and unwinds and hovers all at the same time based on a handful of some very detailed characters who all have their own philosophical and political ambitions." -- Marc Howard ★★★★★ "I really love the rich and expansive world that's been created in The Beam and I've already purchased the 2nd season so I can continue reading on. The story shows examples of both the good and bad that technology and connectivity can have in peoples lives. It was very interesting as well as though provoking." -- James Hodyl ★★★★★ "The Beam: Season One was amazing. I only had a vague idea of what it was about before reading, and I'm glad about that now. The characters are so well drawn and developed, the world is rich and full of depth, and the story is multi-layered and works on many levels (adventure, character, philisophical)." -- reesha mouse Platt and Truant deliver deep political intrigue and incisive social commentary along with a generous helping of big philosophical themes through engaging, multifaceted characters and rich worldbuilding. If you enjoyed Altered Carbon and The Fifth Element, you'll feel right at home in the world of The Beam.

Masterful Stories

Lessons from Golden Age Radio John V Pavlik ... old time radio helped inspire much of the great comedy later seen in the Golden Age of Television, during the 1950s and 1960s. ... This story resonated during a time when many ...

Author: John V Pavlik

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781315530758

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 360

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The early eras of radio storytelling have entered and continue to enter the public domain in large quantities, offering unprecedented access to the Golden Age of Radio. Author and Professor John Pavlik mines the best this age of radio has to offer in Masterful Stories, an examination of the masterpieces of audio storytelling. This book provides a chronological history of the best of the best from radio’s Golden Age, outlining a core set of principles and techniques that made these radio plays enduring examples of storytelling. It suggests that, by using these techniques, stories can engage audiences emotionally and intellectually. Grounded in a historical and theoretical understanding of radio drama, this volume illuminates the foundational works that proceeded popular modern shows such as Radiolab, The Moth, and Serial. Masterful Stories will be a powerful resource in both media history courses and courses teaching audio storytelling for modern radio and other audio formats, such as podcasting. It will appeal to audio fans looking to learn about and understand the early days of radio drama.