TV Neighbors: Westport and Weston Television Personalities 1946-2003 Thomas A. Delong

ISBN: 9781593936495

Published: June 1st 2011

Paperback

240 pages


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TV Neighbors: Westport and Weston Television Personalities 1946-2003  by  Thomas A. Delong

TV Neighbors: Westport and Weston Television Personalities 1946-2003 by Thomas A. Delong
June 1st 2011 | Paperback | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, talking book, mp3, RTF | 240 pages | ISBN: 9781593936495 | 4.62 Mb

Not long after the end of World War II, television began to comeinto its own as an important household entertainment and informationalmedium. In the 1950s, New York expanded as the major broadcast hubfor a wide spectrum of programs: dramatic anthologies, soap operas, quizshows, sporting events, variety shows, newscasts, and spectaculars ofevery sort. And to maintain these extensive weekly schedules, more andmore actors, emcees, musicians, news journalists and sportscasters turnedto the far-reaching and influential new medium.Westport and Weston, Connecticut contributed a fair number of on-camerapioneers to the new medium, having already had the well-deservedreputation as home to artists and entertainers.

A number of writers andproducers also chose Westport as the setting for their sitcoms. Thesevideo pioneers, Westport and Weston TV Neighbors, helped to establishthe fledgling medium.This book grew out of an exhibit, Westport and Weston TV Neighbors, atthe Westport, Connecticut, Historical Society. It inaugurated the Societys newBetty and Ralph Sheffer Exhibition Hall in 2003.



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