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Marcel Chotkowski LaFollette

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9780226921990

Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: September 2013

DOI: 10.7208/chicago/9780226922010.001.0001

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Experimenting with Illusion

Experimenting with Illusion

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(p.9) Chapter Two Experimenting with Illusion
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Science on American Television
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Marcel Chotkowski Lafollette

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University of Chicago Press
DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226922010.003.0002

This chapter examines the U.S. television industry's experimentation with the incorporation of science into television programming and discusses some of the most notable science-related shows during the 1940s. These include Serving through Science created by Miller McClintock, The Nature of Things hosted by astronomer Roy K. Marshall, and The Johns Hopkins Science Review. The chapter also explains the impact of the passage of the Communications Act of 1934 on television broadcasting.

Keywords:   U.S. television industry, science, television programming, Serving through Science, Miller McClintock, Nature of Things, Johns Hopkins, Communications Act, television broadcasting

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