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Contents Introduction: The Culture of Television's Content Chapter 1: The Seeds of Television Programming: The Networks Steal from Radio Chapter 2: Tinsel Town Comes to TV Chapter 3: From Prairie to Pavement: The Lawman's Lonely Ride Chapter 4: Medicinal Myopia: Television Makes House Calls Chapter 5: Mirroring the Melting Pot: Gender, Race, and Religion Chapter 6: The Sitcom: Innocence versus Urban Chic Chapter 7: Television and the Comics Chapter 8: Television Drama: From the Golden Age to the Soap Factory Chapter 9: Reality TV: Surviving the Trend Chapter 10: Talk TV: Running at the Mouth Chapter 11: Kids, Cartoons, Puppets, and Muppets Chapter 12: Television's Tell-Tale Tube: Fantasy, Science Fiction, and the Occult Chapter 13: Setting the Agenda: Television News Style and Substance Chapter 14: Miniseries/Docudrama: A Delicate Balance Chapter 15: Sports and Television: The Tortoise Meets the Hare Chapter 16: Trends and Issues Index
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Television programs -- United States -- History.