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Kids' TV Grows Up : The Path from Howdy Doody to Spongebob (Paperback) (Jo Holz)

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Holz, who has worked for the Sesame Workshop, as a research executive for television companies, and taught media studies, traces the sociocultural history of children's television programming in the US since the mid-1940s. She considers changes in programming, why these shows were produced, and why they took the form they did. After reviewing scholarly ideas about childhood as a socially constructed concept and developments in American life that created an environment for children's TV, she examines specific time periods and key trends in them within the context of historical events, broader television industry trends, government regulation, demographic changes, changes in child-rearing and conceptions of childhood, and other social and cultural changes. Each chapter includes detailed descriptions and analyses of typical, seminal, or iconic programs. Annotation ©2017 Ringgold, Inc., Portland, OR (protoview.com)
Number of Pages: 233
Genre: Performing Arts
Sub-Genre: History
Format: Paperback
Publisher: McFarland Publishing
Author: Jo Holz
Language: English
Street Date: August 18, 2017
TCIN: 52814694
UPC: 9781476668741
Item Number (DPCI): 248-47-2073
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