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Encyclopedia of Television

2nd Edition

Edited by Horace Newcomb


2,800 pages | 749 B/W Illus.

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The Encyclopedia of Television, second edtion is the first major reference work to provide description, history, analysis, and information on more than 1100 subjects related to television in its international context.

For a full list of entries, contributors, and more, visit the Encyclo pedia of Television, 2nd edition website.


"A massive undertaking, this second edition is a milestone in the study of television… This accessible, multi-purpose source provides a fairly broad overview of a huge subject and will serve as a solid starting point for research… Appropriate for larger public libraries and academic institutions with programs in media, communications sociology, and history." -- Library Journal

"Newcomb and his brace of experts expand this seminal source to four volumes, continuing the laudable aspects of the first edition… Highly recommended. General and academic collections." -- Choice

"The Encyclopedia can serve as a starting point for students, researchers, and general readers seeking information about a performer or a show's personnel." -- Reference & Research Book News

"With a significant amount of material as well as substantial revision and updating, the second edition upholds its claim to be the most comprehensive and up-to-date compendium on television broadcasting." -- Booklist

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Communication Studies
PERFORMING ARTS / Television / Reference
REFERENCE / Encyclopedias
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Media Studies