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Media & Society
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Media History, Media Mergers, Media & Politics,
Broadcast Media, Digital Media, Entertainment Media,
Social Influence, Business Impacts, etc.



Media Powerhouse

“Empire Newhouse”

1920s-2012

From newspapers & magazines
to Reddit.com, Newhouse has become a cultural power.

Media Maverick

“Ted Turner & CNN”

1980s & 1990s

Media pioneer shook up
the industry with
“all news” cable TV.

Media & The Web

“Google & Gaga”

2011

Google’s Lady Gaga TV ad
illustrates larger media
reach & powers to come.

Advertising & Culture

“The iPod Silhouettes”

2000-2011

Apple’s iPod ad campaign
imprints cultural imagery
in media around the world.

Public Affairs Media

“Brian’s Song”

1977-2012

Brian Lamb creates C-SPAN;
opening a new window
on politics & public affairs.

Media Critique

“Max Headroom”

1984-1988

Fun-loving Sci-Fi show
offered a sharp critique of
TV biz & ratings game.

TV & Civil Rights

“When Harry Met Petula”

April 1968

Pet Clark & Harry Belafonte
made civil rights history
challenging a Chrysler v. p.

TV & Politics

“The Frost-Nixon Biz”

1977-2009

The multi-media cottage
industry that followed
the Frost/Nixon interviews.

Politics & Television

“The Kefauver Hearings”

1950-1951

Televised Senate hearings
brought Mafia figures
into American homes.

Music & The Media

“Beatles in America”

1963-1964

“Beatlemania” in America
had full attention of
print & electronic media.

Media Mergers

Newsweek Sold!”

1961

The deal-making & players behind the Washington Post
acquisition of Newsweek.

Sports Media

“All Sports, All the Time”

1978-2008

The history of ESPN and
the rise of the “all-sports”
cable television business.

Media Promotion

“The Jackson Statues”

1995

Nine giant Michael Jackson
statues are used to promote
a pop star & his music.

Media & Marketing

“Dinah Shore & Chevy”

1951-1963

“See-the-U.S.A.” song
helped define a celebrity
& America’s “car culture.”

Media Mogul

“Murdoch’s NY Deals”

1976-1977

How media baron Rupert
Murdoch became a major
player in New York media.

Media & Values

“Wall Street’s Gekko”

1980s-2010

A fictional Wall Street
hustler lives on in the
culture, roiling values.

Media Censorship

“Rumble Riles Censors”

1958-1959

Link Wray’s guitar song
prompts some radio
managers to ban its airing.

Media Censorship

“Elvis Riles Florida”

1955-1956

Elvis Presley’s music
& dancing on stage
brings judicial threat.

TV & Rock`n Roll

“American Bandstand”

1956-2007

How television
helped make rock `n roll
a major business.

Books, Film, Video

“The Bourne Profitability”

1985-2007

How Jason Bourne & Co.
became a worldwide
business & media play.

Valuable Media

“The Sound of Money”

2009

A Dutch pension fund
& media company buy up
Rodgers & Hammerstein.

Early Sports Promotion

“Slingin’ Sammy”

1930s-1950s

Sammy threw the ball,
and Preston Marshall
built the franchise.

Home Video Market

“Disney’s Movie Vault”

1984-1999

How Walt Disney & Co.
discovered big bucks in the
home video market.

The Entertainment Economy

“Disney Dollars”

1930s

Walt & Mickey become
Depression beaters and a
new kind of growth engine.

Pop Music & Advertising

“Madonna’s Pepsi Ad”

1989

A Madonna television ad
stirs controversy
by association.

Celebrity TV

“Person to Person”

1953-1961

Edward R. Murrow, CBS,
and the rise of
“rich & famous” T.V.

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