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Indianapolis television / David L. Smith.

Smith, David L. (Author).
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Indiana State Library - Indianapolis ISLI 791.45 S645te (Text) 00000105445134 Indiana book Available -
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Plainfield-Guilford Twp PL - Plainfield IC 621.3 Smith (Text) 31208911786921 local history & genealogy Available -
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  • ISBN: 9780738593555 (pbk.)
  • ISBN: 0738593559 (pbk.)
  • Physical Description: 127 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
  • Publisher: Charleston, SC : Arcadia Pub., [2012]

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General Note:
Includes index.
Formatted Contents Note:
The Experimental years -- The pre-freeze stations -- The first commercial television station -- The little station that could -- The second Indianapolis station -- The competition heats up -- The end of local ownership -- At long last, educational television -- The network switch -- The last television stations.
Summary, etc.:
"In 1949, when the first television station in Indianapolis was about to go on the air, R.K. Shull, the venerated television columnist for the Indianapolis Times and Indianapolis News, said, "Channel 6 has laid plans for the biggest possible attention-grabbing debut a TV station could make in Indianapolis . . . live coverage of the Indianapolis 500-mile race." Only three cameras covered the entire track, but the audience at the time was not very discriminating. Before networks had full-time programming, casts and crews experimented with the new medium in full view of the audience. Even after the networks began to monopolize programming, a number of local personalities became viewer favorites. David Letterman decided to have fun with the weather.Jane Pauley refused to cut her long locks, so her entire face was seldom seen on location in windy weather. George Willeford made fun of the movies he was introducing. Frank Edwards had his dog sitting on his desk during his newscast. Debbie Drake started her own daily exercise show, which was later nationally syndicated ..."--P.4 of cover.
Subject: Television broadcasting > Indiana > Indianapolis > History.
Television broadcasting > Indiana > Indianapolis > History > Pictorial works.
Television programs > Indiana > Indianapolis > History.
Television stations > Indiana > Indianapolis > History.
Indianapolis (Ind.) > History > Pictorial works.

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