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

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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.

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.

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
less like soap ...

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.

21st Century TV Dramas Exploring the New Golden Age

In Television's Second Golden Age: From Hill Street Blues to ER, Robert
Thompson argues that a surge in “quality ... to name a few, broke with convention
, integrated complex story lines, and used the workplace as a television setting in
new ...

Author: Amy M. Damico

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781440833458

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 223

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In its exploration of some of the most influential, popular, or critically acclaimed television dramas since the year 2000, this book documents how modern television dramas reflect our society through their complex narratives about prevailing economic, political, security, and social issues. • Identifies and explores connections between critically acclaimed television dramas and real life in the 21st century • Documents the qualities of television drama series since the turn of the 21st century in the latest era in television that some refer to as the "third golden age of television" • Offers accessible analysis of popular and current television dramas relevant to educators and students in the fields of media studies, television, and popular culture as well as anyone who enjoys modern television drama

Live Television

This is a story of the people, the plays and the performers of a fascinating era in which over 5,000 dramas were broadcast to the largest audiences in history.

Author: Frank Sturcken

Publisher: McFarland Publishing

ISBN: UCSC:32106018786027

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 178

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On a single morning during the golden years of live television, 65 million viewers could say, I saw Mary Martin perform 'Peter Pan' live last night. New York Times critic Jack Gould said, Surely there must be a trace of fairy dust from coast to coast this morning. This is a story of the people, the plays and the performers of a fascinating era in which over 5,000 dramas were broadcast to the largest audiences in history. All of the major series are covered--Kraft Television Theater, Philco-Goodyear, Studio One, Robert Montgomery Presents, Hallmark Hall of Fame, the U.S. Steel Hour, Playhouse 90, and many others. Original research is enhanced by early sixties interviews with many of the most successful live executives, producers and artists, such as Pat Weaver, Hubbell Robinson, Jr., Albert McCleery, Worthington Miner, Rod Serling, and Edmund Rice.

The Golden Age of Boxing on Radio and Television

style of the period that has since become inescapably clichéd. In the 1946
Theater of Romance broadcast of Kid Galahad, the kid levels the heavyweight
champion, and we are told that he “knocked him colder than ... ice cubes.”22
Lines from ...

Author: Frederick V. Romano

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781631440755

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 432

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Radio and television broadcasting were as important to the growth and popularity of boxing as it was to the reshaping of our very culture. In The Golden Age of Boxing on Radio and Television, Frederick V. Romano explores the many roles that each medium played in both the development and the depiction of the sport. Principal among the topics covered are the ever-changing role of technology during the four-decade-plus period, how it impacted the manner in which the sport was presented to its public audience, the exponential growth of those audiences, and the influence radio and television had on the financial aspects of the sport, including the selective use of radio and television and the financial boom that the mediums created. The Golden Age of Boxing on Radio and Television also assays radio and boxing during World War II, the role of organized crime, and the monopolistic practices during the television era. Romano also presents a detailed account of announcers such as Don Dunphy and Ted Husing who brought the action to the listeners and viewers, the many appearances that boxers including Jack Dempsey, Joe Louis, and Rocky Marciano made on radio and television when they were not in the ring, and the mediums’ portrayal of the sport in an array of programming from drama to comedy. This is a must-have for all serious boxing fans.

The Revolution Was Televised

Drawing on interviews with writers David Chase, David Simon, David Milch, Joel Surnow and Howard Gordon, Damon Lindelof and Carlton Cuse, and Vince Gilligan, among others, along with the network executives responsible for green-lighting ...

Author: Alan Sepinwall

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781476739687

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 400

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A phenomenal account, newly updated, of how twelve innovative television dramas transformed the medium and the culture at large, featuring Sepinwall’s take on the finales of Mad Men and Breaking Bad. In The Revolution Was Televised, celebrated TV critic Alan Sepinwall chronicles the remarkable transformation of the small screen over the past fifteen years. Focusing on twelve innovative television dramas that changed the medium and the culture at large forever, including The Sopranos, Oz, The Wire, Deadwood, The Shield, Lost, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, 24, Battlestar Galactica, Friday Night Lights, Mad Men, and Breaking Bad, Sepinwall weaves his trademark incisive criticism with highly entertaining reporting about the real-life characters and conflicts behind the scenes. Drawing on interviews with writers David Chase, David Simon, David Milch, Joel Surnow and Howard Gordon, Damon Lindelof and Carlton Cuse, and Vince Gilligan, among others, along with the network executives responsible for green-lighting these groundbreaking shows, The Revolution Was Televised is the story of a new golden age in TV, one that’s as rich with drama and thrills as the very shows themselves.

The Golden Age of Boston Television

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 ...

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.

King of the Half Hour

The book focuses on Hiken’s immense talent and remarkable career, from his early days in radio as Fred Allen’s head writer to his multiple Emmy-winning years as writer-producer-director on television.

Author: David Everitt

Publisher: Syracuse University Press

ISBN: 0815606761

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 264

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Regarded by his contemporaries as one of television’s premier comedy creators, Nat Hiken was the driving creative force behind the classic 1950s and 1960s series Sgt. Bilko and the hilarious Car 54, Where Are You? King of the Half Hour, the first biography of Hiken, draws extensively on exclusive first-hand interviews with some of the well-known TV personalities who worked with him, such as Carol Burnett, Fred Gwynne, Alan King, Al Lewis, and Herbert Ross. The book focuses on Hiken’s immense talent and remarkable career, from his early days in radio as Fred Allen’s head writer to his multiple Emmy-winning years as writer-producer-director on television. In addition to re-establishing Hiken's place in broadcast history, biographer, David Everitt places him in the larger story of early New York broadcasting. Hiken’s career paralleled the rise and fall of television’s Golden Age. He embodied the era’s best qualities—craftsmanship, a commitment to excellence and a distinctive, uproariously funny and quirky sense of humor. At the same time, his uncompromising independence prevented him from surviving the changes in the industry that brought the Golden Age to an end in the 1960s. His experiences bring a fresh and until now unknown perspective to the medium’s most extraordinary period.

The Golden Age of Television

"They didn't want to let Fred do such a story," remembers Chayefsky. "That's all
Fred needed to hear. If you ever told Fred you couldn't do something, you could
be sure he'd go right ahead. Fred was the core character of that era, the linchpin.

Author: Max Wilk

Publisher: Moyer Bell Limited

ISBN: 1559210001

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

Censorship in a golden Age

CHAPTER ONE: Censorship in a “Golden Age:” Postwar Television and
America's First Network Censor—NBC's Stockton Helffrich. Introduction “The past
can be brought to life again only by those who tell the majestic story once more.

Author: Robert J. Pondillo

Publisher:

ISBN: WISC:89079705422

Category: Television broadcasting

Page: 666

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Two way Story

The number of television licences rose from a third of a million in 1950 to four and
a half million in 1955 . ... We were about to live through , and I was to be at least a
small part of , The Golden Age of Television , or that is what some called it .

Author: Cliff Michelmore

Publisher:

ISBN: 0745171486

Category: Broadcasters

Page: 322

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Newsweek

BETWEEN THE LINES It Isn't All Junk Food Believe it or not , prime - time TV
news is more informative than ever before ... But golden era of television news .
stories you 66 NEWSWEEK APRIL 11 1001 INTRODUCING THE CARD THAT
LETS ...

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ISBN: UOM:39015025861520

Category: Current events

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International Television Almanac

Peggy , Red Mountain , City of Bad Men ; collab . story , Weekend with Father ,
Thunder Bay , Rocket Man ; collab , story , collab s . p . , Smoke Signal ... Films for
Television , Inc . Produced stage play . ... Hollywood , the Golden Era , 1961 .

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Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015062229193

Category: Television broadcasting

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Television radio Age

100 + success stories , promotions , case histories . • Step - by - step Action Plan
... University of North Carolina . With the assistance of USC staff , Mr . Reda will
be producing a twohour feature called The Golden Age of the American Gangster
 ...

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Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105013090548

Category: Radio broadcasting

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Leonard Maltin s TV Movies and Video Guide 1987

ton , The his writings during TV's Golden Age . Paradise Lagoon SEE : Admirable
... Frightening story then cut to 125m . and finally 116m . unfolds with each piece
of evidence he Paradise ( 1982 ) C - 100m . * 1 / 2 D : Stuart uncovers . Gripping
 ...

Author: Leonard Maltin

Publisher: Plume Books

ISBN: 0452258766

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Cable Television Business

The Romantic Era reaches musical heights with the soaring sounds of Berlioz ,
Chopin and Liszt . Yehudi ... Noel Coward's poignant short story adapted for TV .
11:00 ... Vintage dramas from the golden age of television repertory theater .

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Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:35128000388601

Category: Cable television

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The Golden Age of Television

OPPOSITE , BELOW : Harpo Marx was among the many celebrity guests on Lucy
through the Golden Age . Bunny , Daffy Duck and Elmer Fudd ) character of Lucy
herself . She was played several running characters on physical at a time when ...

Author: Rick Marschall

Publisher: Smithmark Pub

ISBN: 0831739266

Category: Television broadcasting

Page: 192

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A comprehensive, lavishly illustrated volume considers great shows in the early years of television--The Milton Berle Show, Your Show of Shows, I Love Lucy, The Honeymooners, The Tonight Show, The Today Show, and The Ed Sullivan Show.

Fred Barzyk

The Search for a Personal Vision in Broadcast Television ... a platform for the
brilliant, influential careers of such gifted Golden Age of Television giants as
Paddy Chayefsky and Rod Serling, writers whose startling, "universal" stories like
Marty ...

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Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105111090564

Category: Experimental films

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