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Contributors Carolyn Anderson is associate professor and undergraduate program director in the Department of Communication at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. She has published dozens of essays on film and television and, withThomas W. Benson, coauthored two books on thefilmsof Frederick Wiseman. This chapter grows from her participation in a 1997 NEH Summer Seminar at the East-West Center, University of Hawai'i, on "The Politics of Representation in the Pacific Islands: Ethnography, Literature and Film," directed by Geoffrey White and Vilsoni Hereniko. Steve Anderson is completing a Ph.D. in film, literature, and culture at the University of Southern California. His dissertation is entitled"History Written with Lightning: Film, Television and the Construction of the Past." James Baughman is professor ofjournalism and mass communication at the University of Wisconsin at Madison. He is the author of The Republic of Mass Culture:Journalism, Filmmaking, and Broadcasting inAmerica since 1941, 2nd ed., (Johns Hopkins, 1997). David Culbert is professor of history at Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge. He is also editor of The HistoricalJournal ofFilm, Radio and Television . Michael Curtin is associate professor in the Department of Communication and Culture at Indiana University and is currently writing a book about Contributors I 367 the globalization of media industries in East Asia. He is the author of Redeeming the Wasteland: Television Documentary and Cold WarPolitics (Rutgers, 1995), and coeditor ofMaking and Selling Culture (Wesleyan, 1996) and The Revolution Wasn't Televised: Sixties Television and Social Conflict (Routledge, 1997). Thomas Doherty is associate professor of American Studies and chair of the Film Studies Program at Brandeis University. He is the author ofProjections ofWar:Hollywood,American Culture, and World WarII (Columbia., 1994) and Pre-Code Hollywood: Sex, Immorality, andInsurrection in American Cinema , 1930-1934 (Columbia, 1999). Gary R. Edgerton is professor and chair of the Communication and Theatre Arts Department at Old Dominion University. He coedits the.Journalof Popular Film and Television and has authored a wide variety of books and articles on numerous topics addressing the relationship between media, history , and culture. Kathryn H. Fuller-Seeley teaches American social history and media studies as an associate professor of history at Virginia Commonwealth University . She is the author ofAt the Picture Show: Small Town Audiences and the Creation ofMovie Fan Culture (Smithsonian, 1996). Douglas Gomery teaches media history and economics in the College of Journalism and Communication at the University of Maryland. He is the author of eleven books; the latest (with Ben Compaine) is Who Owns the Media? (Lawrence Erlbaum, 2000). His current work is focusing on television history and popular music. Netta Ha-Ilan is a distance learning course developer and academic coordinator in the Department of Sociology and Communication at the Open University of Israel. She has completed her Ph.D. thesis entitled "Making Sense of the Occupied Territories in Israel Television News, 1968-1990," and her research continues to focus on the ways in which television news participates in the construction of collective identity in conditions of severe social controversy. Robert Hanke is a senior research and teaching associate with the McLuhan Program in Culture and Technology, University ofToronto. He is currently teaching in the Communication Studies Programme at York University and 368 | Contributors the Arts 8c Sciences Programme at McMaster University. His work has appeared in journals such as Film & History, Film Criticism, Communication Theory, The WesternJournal of Communication, Critical Studies in Mass Communication , Public, and Communication, as well as in edited books such as Mapping the Beat: PopularMusic and Contemporary Theory (Blackwell, 1998), CriticalApproaches to Television (Houghton Mifflin, 1998), and Men, Masculinity and the Media (Sage, 1992). David Marcus is assistant professor in the Department ofCommunication at Wayne State University, where he teaches media and cultural studies. He has published on alternative media production and television treatments ofAmerican history. He is currently working on a book about the meanings of the 1950s and 1960s in contemporary American politics and popular culture. Peter C. Rollins is a television producer/director and a film scholar. His WillRogers'1920s:A Cowboy's Guide to the Times (1976) has been shown over PBS and The Discovery Channel. His Television's Vietnam: The Impact of Media (1986) has been broadcast by WTBS and nearly two hundred PBS stations. Hollywoodas Historian, rev. ed. (Kentucky, 1998) is an anthology for film that parallels the collection in hand. In his scholarly role, he edits Film &? History, for which there is much information at . BrianTaves (Ph.D., University of Southern California) is a film archivist at...


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