Preface is taken from uncorrected proofs. Changes may be made
prior to publication.)
of Broadcast Communications is proud to continue its commitment
to educating about, and providing a better understanding of, electronic
media in our world with this second edition of the Museum of
Broadcast Communications Encyclopedia of Television. We also
continue our collaboration with Dr. Horace Newcomb as Editor of
the Encyclopedia. Dr. Newcomb is the Lambdin Kay Distinguished
Professor for the Peabodys and Director of the George Foster Peabody
Awards Program in the Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication
at the University of Georgia.
Edition the Encyclopedia of Television was recognized throughout
the world of reference book reviewers, librarians, scholars, teachers
and students as a powerful addition to their resources for understanding
this most important medium. As an accompaniment to the Arthur
C. Nielsen, Jr. Research Center at the Museum, it makes a major
contribution to our ongoing educational mission. Television, as
Dr. Newcomb writes in his Introduction, is constantly changing.
Our efforts, both at the Museum and in this important reference
work, mark those changes and look to the future of the medium.
The MBC is
dedicated to preserving the history of television, analyzing its
present state, and assisting in shaping its future. This edition
of the Encyclopedia of Television, completely updated and
containing almost 200 new entries, is central to those tasks.
We believe it makes a truly significant contribution and are pleased
to collaborate with our new publisher, Routledge, in making it
available to the public.
edition of the MBC Encyclopedia of Television will also
usher in a new era for the Museum. In late 2005 the MBC will move
into its new 50,000 square foot home on State Street at Kinzie
in downtown Chicago. In this new location, visitors will be able
to explore radio and television history in comfort. They will
also be able to interact with our digitized collection in the
MBC Media Cafe. The digitization of the MBC collection began in
early 2004. It will allow us to offer greater access to our archives,
our public programs and our seminars, both onsite and online at
www.museum.tv. With extensive streaming content, standardized
lesson plans for teachers, online exhibitions and our Flashback
series of historic events, the MBC website is on the "favorite
list" of many television scholars around the world.
happy browsing and please plan to visit us at our new home in
Chicago in late 2005.
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