Special edition : a guide to network television documentary series and special news reports, 1955-1979

by Einstein, Daniel, 1951-

Format: Print Book 1987
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CLP - Main Library Second Floor - Closed Reference (Please ask for assistance) r PN1992.8.D6 E56 1987
Location  CLP - Main Library
Collection  Second Floor - Closed Reference (Please ask for assistance)
Call Number  r PN1992.8.D6 E56 1987
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "The subtitle of this work tells about its content and time span. It contains entries for more than 7,000 individual TV programs and more than 120 series of programs (four or more related programs constituting a series in this context).The work is divided into three parts: part 1, ``Network Television Documentary Series Programming: 1955-1979'' (this constitutes the bulk of the book, 757 pages); part 2, ``Documentary Programming Produced by David L. Wolper,'' the principal pioneer in the field (10 pages); and part 3, ``Network Television News Specials and Special Reports, 1955-1979,'' covering an additional 220 pages. Arrangement within part 1 is alphabetical by series title (``Behind the News,'' ``The Living Camera,'' ``See It Now,'' ``60 Minutes,'' etc.). In part 2 (productions by Wolper), arrangement is chronological. In part 3 (news specials), arrangement is also chronological by year, month, and day.To aid the reader, the lefthand running heads indicate to which of the three divisions of the work a particular page belongs. But the righthand running heads vary from part to part. In part 1 the right-hand running heads reflect the title of the series, but in parts 2 and 3 these heads are simply the year and title of the particular program that happens to be at the top of the page. For locational purposes they are useless.Each entry gives the date the program aired, its full title, a brief (2-10 lines) summary of its content, and the names of the writer, director, narrator, producer, etc., connected with it.There are two indexes, but they are of names only personalities and production/technical personnel. Without a subject index the work is of no great value to the general public. If one wishes to know whether Jerry Lewis ever appeared in a TV documentary, one can look up his name in the index of personalities, but if one wishes to locate documentaries dealing with bats, Girl Scouts, or agriculture in Argentina, one will not find this book of much use.The chief users of this work will be college students majoring in communications, TV history buffs, and persons doing research on prominent world personalities. With a subject index, however, it would find a place in almost any public or academic library."
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Subjects Documentary television programs -- United States.
Television specials -- United States.
Television broadcasting of news -- United States.
Publisher Metuchen, N.J. :Scarecrow,1987
Language English
Notes Includes indexes.
Description xvii, 1051 pages ; 23 cm
ISBN 0810818981
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