TELEVISION AND TEAMWORK by Bob & Elise Bell

TELEVISION AND TEAMWORK

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Steve Parkington decides to relinquish the glory of the professional baseball diamond for the low pay and hard work of television production. Unlike his friend Keith Chalmers, Steve realizes the value of starting at the bottom and learning every facet of the job. Under the kind tutelage of Gil Harris, director for the local TV station, Steve explores the maze of cameras and equipment, learns the art of broadcasting and becomes immersed in the operation of back-stage activity. He moves from mail clerk to camera man to stage manager -- these promotions leading hopefully to the coveted role of director for a special televised broadcast of a local theatre production. But Keith Chalmers lands the job, having absorbed all of Steve's ideas. As associate director Steve is forced to endure the enmity of Keith as well as the pressure of his first big show. In the end it is Steve who makes the show a success and wins due recognition. There may be some useful information here on television production, but it is available only to the reader who is willing to wade through reams of wooden writing, one dimensional characterizations and soap-opera histrionics.

Pub Date: Nov. 5th, 1962
ISBN: 054844188X
Publisher: Dodd, Mead