A Survey of Science Content in U.S. Television Broadcasting, 1940s through 1950s

@article{LaFollette2002ASO,
  title={A Survey of Science Content in U.S. Television Broadcasting, 1940s through 1950s},
  author={Marcel C. LaFollette},
  journal={Science Communication},
  year={2002},
  volume={24},
  pages={34 - 71}
}
  • M. LaFollette
  • Published 1 September 2002
  • Sociology
  • Science Communication
On U.S. network television in the 1940s and 1950s, pioneering broadcasters such as Roy K. Marshall, Lynn Poole, and Don Herbert demonstrated that serious science programs could also be entertaining. Developers of early science series embraced television's ability to dramatize. They also mixed facts and fictions, combining real film footage of scientists with scientific explanations from animated cartoon characters, as in the specials underwritten by the Bell Telephone System. This survey… 

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