When Women Invented Television: The Untold Story of the Female Powerhouses Who Pioneered the Way We Watch Today
  • When Women Invented Television: The Untold Story of the Female Powerhouses Who Pioneered the Way We Watch Today
  • When Women Invented Television: The Untold Story of the Female Powerhouses Who Pioneered the Way We Watch Today
ISBN: 0062973304
EAN13: 9780062973306
Language: English
Release Date: Mar 23, 2021
Pages: 352
Dimensions: 1.220472" H x 9.291339" L x 6.299213" W
Weight: 1.14 lbs.
Format: Hardcover
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Book Overview

Leaps at the throat of television history and takes down the patriarchy with its fervent, inspired prose. When Women Invented Television offers proof that what we watch is a reflection of who we are as a people. --Nathalia Holt, New York Times bestselling author of Rise of the Rocket Girls

New York Times bestselling author of Seinfeldia Jennifer Keishin Armstrong tells the little-known story of four trailblazing women in the early days of television who laid the foundation of the industry we know today.

It was the Golden Age of Radio and powerful men were making millions in advertising dollars reaching thousands of listeners every day. When television arrived, few radio moguls were interested in the upstart industry and its tiny production budgets, and expensive television sets were out of reach for most families. But four women--each an independent visionary-- saw an opportunity and carved their own paths, and in so doing invented the way we watch tv today.

Irna Phillips turned real-life tragedy into daytime serials featuring female dominated casts. Gertrude Berg turned her radio show into a Jewish family comedy that spawned a play, a musical, an advice column, a line of house dresses, and other products. Hazel Scott, already a Read More chevron_right

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