Examination of the introduction and development of U.S. television during the network era (40s-90s). Development of television (in the U.S. and within a global context) from its conception through its industrial, technical, aesthetic, and textual development to understand how American broadcast television emerged as a dominant cultural force around the world. Explore how specific analytical concepts in television studies develop. Learn and practice how media theory takes on historical research. Fulfills the FMS media history requirement.
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