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In America's First Network TV Censor, Robert Pondillo uses the records of Stockton Helffrich, the first manager of the NBC censorship department, to look at significant subjects of early censorship and how Helffrich used censorship to promote positive changes in the early days of television in the 1940s and 1950s.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Frontmatter
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  1. Book Title
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  1. Copyright
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  1. Contents
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. pp. ix-xi
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  1. Introduction: Context and Beginnings of TV Censorship
  2. pp. 1-12
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  1. 1. Stockton Who?
  2. pp. 13-32
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  1. 2. The Early Years
  2. pp. 33-54
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  1. 3. The NBC-TV Program Policies Manual
  2. pp. 55-72
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  1. 4. Sin, Sex, and TV Censorship
  2. pp. 73-98
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  1. 5. Gagging the Gags
  2. pp. 99-121
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  1. 6. TV Violence
  2. pp. 122-141
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  1. 7. Postwar Racial Discourse
  2. pp. 142-160
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  1. 8. Of Truth and Toilet Paper
  2. pp. 161-189
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  1. Conclusion: A Prescient Vision
  2. pp. 190-202
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  1. Notes
  2. pp. 203-244
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 245-254
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  1. Author Bio
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  1. Back Cover
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Additional Information

ISBN
9780809385744
Print ISBN
9780809329182
MARC Record
OCLC
649913240
Pages
288
Launched on MUSE
2012-01-01
Language
English
Open Access
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