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Science on the Air: Popularizers and Personalities on Radio and Early Television

Marcel Chotkowski LaFollette

Abstract

Mr. Wizard's World. Bill Nye the Science Guy. NPR's Science Friday: these popular television and radio programs broadcast science into the homes of millions of viewers and listeners. But these modern series owe much of their success to the pioneering efforts of early-twentieth-century science shows like Adventures in Science and “Our Friend the Atom.” This book is the fascinating history of the evolution of popular science in the first decades of the broadcasting era. The book transports readers to the early days of radio, when the new medium allowed innovative and optimistic scientists the op ... More

Keywords: science, radio, television, popular science, broadcasting, scientists, public communication

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2008 Print ISBN-13: 9780226467597
Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: March 2013 DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226466958.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Marcel Chotkowski LaFollette, author