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The Resource Television histories : shaping collective memory in the media age, edited by Gary R. Edgerton and Peter C. Rollins

Television histories : shaping collective memory in the media age, edited by Gary R. Edgerton and Peter C. Rollins

Label
Television histories : shaping collective memory in the media age
Title
Television histories
Title remainder
shaping collective memory in the media age
Statement of responsibility
edited by Gary R. Edgerton and Peter C. Rollins
Contributor
Editor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"From Ken Burns's documentaries to historical dramas such as Roots, from A & E's Biography series to CNN, television has become the primary source for historical information for tens of millions of Americans today. Why has television become such a respected authority? What falsehoods enter our collective memory as truths? How is one to know what is real and what is imagined--or ignored--by producers, directors, or writers? Gary Edgerton and Peter Rollins have collected a group of essays that answer these and many other questions. The contributors examine the full spectrum of historical genres, but also institutions such as the History Channel and production histories of such series as The Jack Benny Show, which ran for fifteen years. The authors explore the tensions between popular history and professional history, and the tendency of some academics to declare the past "off limits" to nonscholars. Several of them point to the tendency for television histories to embed current concerns and priorities within the past, as in such popular shows as Quantum Leap and Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman. The result is an insightful portrayal of the power television possesses to influence our culture."--Publisher's description
Action
digitized
Cataloging source
N$T
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1952-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Edgerton, Gary R.
  • Rollins, Peter C.
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Television and history
  • Historical television programs
  • Television broadcasting of news
  • Télévision et histoire
  • Télévision
  • Télévision
  • PERFORMING ARTS
  • Historical television programs
  • Television and history
  • Television broadcasting of news
  • Geschiedschrijving
  • Collectief geheugen
  • Televisieprogramma's
  • Populaire cultuur
  • Historisches Ereignis
  • Aufsatzsammlung
  • Dokumentarfilm
  • Fernsehsendung
  • Nachrichtensendung
  • Fernsehen
Label
Television histories : shaping collective memory in the media age, edited by Gary R. Edgerton and Peter C. Rollins
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 357-365) and indexes
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
History TV and popular memory / Steve Anderson -- Masculinity and femininity in television's historical fictions: Young Indiana Jones chronicles and Dr. Quinn, medicine woman / Mimi White -- Quantum leap: the postmodern challenge of television as history / Robert Hanke -- Profiles in courage: televisual history on the new frontier / Daniel Marcus -- Victory at sea: Cold War epic / Peter C. Rollins -- Breaking the mirror: Dutch television and the history of the Second World War / Chris Vos -- Contested public memories: Hawaiian history as Hawaiian or American experience / Carolyn Anderson -- Mediating Thomas Jefferson: Ken Burns as popular historian / Gary R. Edgerton -- Pixies: homosexuality, anti-communism, and the Army-McCarthy hearings / Thomas Doherty -- Images of history in Israel television news: the territorial dimension of collective memories, 1987-1990 / Netta Ha-Ilan -- Memories of 1945 and 1963: American television coverage of the end of the Berlin Wall, November 9, 1989 / David Culbert -- Television: the first flawed rough drafts of history / Philip M. Taylor -- The History Channel and the challenge of historical programming / Brian Taves -- Rethinking television history / Douglas Gomery -- Nice guys last fifteen seasons: Jack Benny on television, 1950-1965 / James L. Baughman -- Organizing difference on global TV: television history and cultural geography / Michael Curtin -- Selected bibliography: additional sources for researching television as historian / Kathryn Helgesen Fuller-Seely
Control code
ocm65184230
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (383 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780813158297
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt129db7k
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)65184230
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Label
Television histories : shaping collective memory in the media age, edited by Gary R. Edgerton and Peter C. Rollins
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 357-365) and indexes
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
History TV and popular memory / Steve Anderson -- Masculinity and femininity in television's historical fictions: Young Indiana Jones chronicles and Dr. Quinn, medicine woman / Mimi White -- Quantum leap: the postmodern challenge of television as history / Robert Hanke -- Profiles in courage: televisual history on the new frontier / Daniel Marcus -- Victory at sea: Cold War epic / Peter C. Rollins -- Breaking the mirror: Dutch television and the history of the Second World War / Chris Vos -- Contested public memories: Hawaiian history as Hawaiian or American experience / Carolyn Anderson -- Mediating Thomas Jefferson: Ken Burns as popular historian / Gary R. Edgerton -- Pixies: homosexuality, anti-communism, and the Army-McCarthy hearings / Thomas Doherty -- Images of history in Israel television news: the territorial dimension of collective memories, 1987-1990 / Netta Ha-Ilan -- Memories of 1945 and 1963: American television coverage of the end of the Berlin Wall, November 9, 1989 / David Culbert -- Television: the first flawed rough drafts of history / Philip M. Taylor -- The History Channel and the challenge of historical programming / Brian Taves -- Rethinking television history / Douglas Gomery -- Nice guys last fifteen seasons: Jack Benny on television, 1950-1965 / James L. Baughman -- Organizing difference on global TV: television history and cultural geography / Michael Curtin -- Selected bibliography: additional sources for researching television as historian / Kathryn Helgesen Fuller-Seely
Control code
ocm65184230
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (383 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780813158297
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt129db7k
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)65184230
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.

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