Television Variety Shows

Author: David M. Inman

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9781476608778

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 427

View: 924

For the few hundred television viewers in 1946, a special treat on the broadcast schedule was the variety show called Hour Glass. It was the first TV program to go beyond talking heads, cooking demonstrations, and sporting events, featuring instead dancers, comics, singers, and long commercials for its sponsor, Chase and Sanborn coffee. Within two years, another variety show, Texaco Star Theatre, became the first true television hit and would be credited with the sales of thousands of television sets. The variety show formula was a staple of television in its first 30 years, in part because it lent itself to a medium where everything had to be live and preferably inside a studio. Most of the early television stars—including Jackie Gleason, Milton Berle, Sid Caesar, Ed Sullivan, Red Skelton, Dinah Shore, and Arthur Godfrey—rose to prominence through weekly variety shows. In the 1960s, major stars such as Jerry Lewis, Dean Martin, Judy Garland and Danny Kaye were hosting variety shows. By the 1970s, the format was giving way to sitcoms and dramas, but pop music stars Sonny and Cher, Tony Orlando and Dawn, and Donny and Marie Osmond hosted some of the last of the species. This book details 57 variety shows from the 1940s through the 1990s. A history of each show is first provided, followed by a brief look at each episode. Air date, guest stars, sketches performed, and a listing of songs featured are included.
Drafting Technology Patent License Agreements

Author: Michael J. Lennon

Publisher: Wolters Kluwer

ISBN: 9780735567481

Category: Law

Page: 2110

View: 758

In todayand’s fast-paced and ultra-competitive high-tech environment, an effectively managed patent licensing program is a must. The Second Editio n of Drafting Technology Patent License Agreements shows you how to achieve one. This valuable resource covers all of the legal and business transactional issues you are likely to encounter during the drafting and negotiation of patent licensing agreements. It guides you step-by-step through the unique aspects of the implementation of a patent licensing program for computers, electronics, telecommunications, and other industries, and it clarifies the issues involved in the enforcement and litigation of these patents. Youand’ll find incisive legal analysis on complex issues including: How to implement an aggressive and well-managed patent licensing program How to evaluate a patent or portfolio for licensing How to identify industry segments and select potential licensees How to discuss terms with industry targets How to formulate an effective licensing strategy How to use databases effectively in patent practice How to organize a licensing team How to file a patent infringement lawsuit And many more critical issues like these. Included with this key resource are 40 time-saving forms on the bonus CD-ROM: Forms for establishing a new technology company using patented technology Confidentiality agreements (for a third-party vendor, third party evaluation, or consultant) A projected royalty stream analysis A semiconductor technology cross-licensing agreement Software technology license agreements Model licensing and patent agreements for the telecommunications industry And many more!
The Sitcoms of Norman Lear

Author: Sean Campbell

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9781476602554

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 207

View: 878

Archie Bunker, George Jefferson, Maude—the television sitcom world of the 1970s was peopled by the creations of Norman Lear. Beginning in 1971 with the premier of All in the Family, Lear’s work gave sitcoms a new face and a new style. No longer were families perfect and lives in order. Mostly blue-collar workers and their families, Lear’s characters argued, struggled, uttered sometimes shocking opinions and had no problem contributing to—or at least, acknowledging—the turmoil so shunned by 1960s television. Significantly, not only did Lear address difficult issues, but he did so through successful programming. Week after week, Americans tuned in to see the family adventures of the Bunkers, the Jeffersons, and Sanford and Son. With a thorough analysis of his sitcoms, this volume explores Norman Lear’s memorable production career during the 1970s. It emphasizes how Lear’s shows reflected the political and cultural milieu, and how they addressed societal issues including racism, child abuse and gun control. The casting, production and behind-the-screen difficulties of All in the Family, Sanford & Son, Maude, Good Times, The Jeffersons and One Day at a Time are discussed. Each show is examined from inception through series finale. Interviews with some of the actors and actresses such as Rue McClanahan of Maude and Marla Gibbs from The Jeffersons are included.
Beginning XSLT 2.0

Author: Jeni Tennison

Publisher: Apress

ISBN: 9781430200468

Category: Computers

Page: 824

View: 319

* Updated for XSLT 2.0, the latest revision * A clear, step-by-step introduction to XSLT for practical, everyday tasks * Suitable for complete beginners, even people who have never programmed before * Comprehensive, but focuses on techniques that are used time and time again; Uses a fun byut realistic case study throughout * Includes introductions to many of the most popular XML vocabularies Written by one of the leading experts on both XSLT and XML Schema; technical review by Michael Kay, the leading and well-known expert on XSLT.
The Stuff of Spectatorship

Author: Caetlin Benson-Allott

Publisher:

ISBN: 9780520300408

Category:

Page: 354

View: 242

Film and television create worlds, but they are also of a world, a world that is made up of stuff, to which humans attach meaning. Think of the last time you watched a movie: the chair you sat in, the snacks you ate, the people around you, maybe the beer or joint you consumed to help you unwind--all this stuff shaped your experience of media and its influence on you. The material culture around film and television changes how we make sense of their content, not to mention the very concepts of the mediums. Focusing on material cultures of film and television reception, The Stuff of Spectatorship argues that the things we share space with and consume as we consume television and film influence the meaning we gather from them. This book examines the roles that six different material cultures have played in film and television culture since the 1970s--including video marketing, branded merchandise, drugs and alcohol, and even gun violence--and shows how objects considered peripheral to film and television culture are in fact central to its past and future.
European Media Law

Author: Oliver Castendyk

Publisher: Kluwer Law International B.V.

ISBN: 9789041123473

Category: Law

Page: 1379

View: 443

Supplies an in-depth commentary on EU media law, with detailed analysis of all important legislation and court decisions. It leads European lawyers with vast knowledge and practical experience of media law provide detailed expert commentary.
'Inter' Alias Unofficial & Authorized Guide to Alias

Author: Mila Hasan

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9780244605261

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 386

View: 439

Alias was an amazing show that burst onto our screens with such a wonderful cast and storylines. Season 1 was my favourite as it had so many plot twists and turns. A little dumbed down in later seasons I thought. Sometimes wonder with recent world events if this is more true to life these days!
A Kid's TV Guide

Author: Joy Wilt Berry

Publisher: Children's Press(CT)

ISBN: PSU:000022874313

Category: Children

Page: 128

View: 289

Discusses some of the good and bad aspects of television and points out safety factors to observe while watching television, how to choose a suitable program, and how to adopt a critical approach to commercials.