TV Wonderland: The Enchantment of Early Television

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From big screens to high-definition, America’s obsession with the television started more than 50 years ago when the first TV catalogs and print advertisements began defining the suburban family by the size, color, and features of its television. TV WONDERLAND looks at the unique history of the television through the lens of advertising the campaigns, slogans, and sales pitches revealing the cultural fabric of the time. The centerpiece of the home, the television united families as moms, dads, kids, and sometimes neighbors, too, gathered together to watch their favorite programs. It entertained, it educated, it celebrated the holidays! No wonder it secured a place in the home for so long. The television was a permanent part of the family.

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*A look at television culture then and now. *Facts and figures about TV through the decades. *Fabulous full-color print ads showcasing early televisions.

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BRAD and DEBRA SCHEPP have blended their interests in technology and popular culture throughout their careers as journalists and authors. For more than 20 years they’ve written about tech trends from solar energy to telecommuting to the Internet. Together they’ve written 10 books, including The Complete Passive Solar Home Book, The Telecommuter’s Handbook, and Kidnet: The Kid’s Guide to Surfing Through Cyberspace. Their most recent book is eBay PowerSeller Secrets. Their work has also been featured in publications such as Newsweek, Chicago Tribune, and U.S. News & World Report. They live in Middletown, Maryland.

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