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Author:
LaFollette, Marcel C (Marcel Chotkowski)  Search this
Subject:
Sagan, Carl 1934-1996  Search this
Davis, Watson  Search this
Wolper, David L  Search this
Science Service  Search this
Smithsonian World (Television Program)  Search this
Edition:
First
Physical description:
Number of pages: 316; Page numbers: 1-306
Place:
United States
Date:
2013
1984-1991
Category:
Smithsonian History Bibliography
Summary:
Historian LaFollette traces the history of the popularization of science on television from its emergence in the 1940s to the turn of the 21st century, arguing that science educators have failed to utilize the medium effectively. Following the rise of Mr. Wizard through Carl Sagan's Cosmos, LaFollette analyzes how television's wide coverage and commercial constraints affected the teaching of scientific concepts. She covers the role of Watson Davis on Science Service, which was affiliated with the Smithsonian, and such Smithsonian series as Smithsonian World and specials produced by David Wolper.
Contact information:
Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20024-2520, SIHistory@si.edu
Topic:
Television programs  Search this
Television  Search this
Television broadcasting  Search this
Documentary television programs  Search this
Public television  Search this
Broadcasting  Search this
Publisher:
Chicago: University of Chicago Press
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sic_13664