The Encyclopedia of American Television: Broadcast Programming Post World War II to 2000

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A comprehensive guide to American television covers the gamut, from the Addams Family to Vega$, featuring more than one thousand entries and 130 photographs spanning the television broadcasting world, including the shows, characters, production details and histories, biographical profiles, and more. Simultaneous.

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Ron Lackmann is a teacher, actor, broadcaster, and author of more than twenty books, including The Encyclopedia of American Radio for Facts On File/Checkmark Books. He has written numerous articles for Screen Greats, Afternoon TV, In, Patron, Hit Parader, and Plays. He has also worked in radio and has produced and narrated fifty-two radio dramas and documentaries. He lives in New Paltz, NY.

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Lackmann previously authored The Encyclopedia of American Radio: An A-Z Guide to Radio from Jack Benny to Howard Stern (Facts On File, 2000). His latest work covers his other love, television, to which he was introduced at the 1939 New York World's Fair.

Alphabetically arranged entries cover many nationally televised programs, with information about the premise and actors or personalities, dates and time shown, and network affiliation. With the exception of some important specials and miniseries, programs must have aired for at least a season. Cable productions are excluded. Other entries offer biographies of popular, important, or award-winning personalities, among them Ed Asner, Milton Berle, Julia Child, Garry Marshall, Rosie O'Donnell, and Dan Rather. Pictures of cast members of various shows are interspersed. One appendix contains the top-rated shows for each season since 1952. Another appendix contains Emmy Awards, 1948 to 1999.

The Complete Directory to Prime Time Network and Cable TV Shows, 1946- Present (7th ed., Ballantine, 1999) and Total Television: The Comprehen sive Guide to Programming from 1948 to the Present (4th ed., Penguin, 1996) have similar entries and descriptions but do not include biographies. The four-volume Museum of Broadcast Communications Encyclopedia of Television (Fitzroy Dearborn, 1997) is more selective in its coverage of programs and performers but has a broad range of topical entries. Lackmann's volume is a worthwhile addition for libraries needing a readable, popular guide. RBB
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