A comprehensive study of television and how it will revolutionize three of the greatest monopolies of present day...

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TELEVISION: A Struggle for Power

A comprehensive study of television and how it will revolutionize three of the greatest monopolies of present day civilization -- cinema, radio, telephone. A brief historical survey of the development of this new force, a scientific explanation of the mechanism of the ""mysterious electron"", its implications , a long, complicated analysis of R C A, American Telephone and Telegraph, the Bell system and their various throttle holds over minor industries, and the moving picture magnates:- an involved system that will lead to tremendous conflict for the supreme control of television. Broadcasting and its restrictions, patents that will further complicate the struggle. Television will have the power to inform, entertain, print newspapers, propagandize and thus will replace both radio and moving pictures alike. The dangers of concentrating television's power -- an important issue. Well explained but not just a popular book on television.

Pub Date: May 11, 1938

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Publisher: Morrow

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Kirkus Reviews Issue: May 1, 1938