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Author LaFollette, Marcel C. (Marcel Chotkowski)

Title Science on the air [electronic resource] : popularizers and personalities on radio and early television / Marcel Chotkowski LaFollette.

Imprint Chicago : University of Chicago Press, ©2008.

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Description 1 online resource (x, 314 pages) : illustrations
Contents Tuxedos and microphones -- The radio nature league -- Syndicating science -- Cooperative ventures -- Shifting ground -- A twist of the dial -- Facts and fictionalizations -- Adventuring with scientists -- Broadcasting the voice of the atom -- Illusions of actuality -- Epilogue entertaining lessons.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 281-294) and index.
Summary Mr. Wizard's World. Bill Nye the Science Guy. NPR's Science Friday. These popular television and radio programs broadcast science into the homes of millions of viewers and listeners. But these modern series owe much of their success to the pioneering efforts of early-twentieth-century science shows like Adventures in Science and "Our Friend the Atom." Science on the Air is the fascinating history of the evolution of popular science in the first decades of the broadcasting era. Marcel Chotkowski LaFollette transports readers to the early days of radio, when the new medium allowed innovativ.
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Subject Science news -- United States -- History.
Communication in science -- United States -- History.
Radio -- United States -- History.
Television -- United States -- History.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Computer network resources.
Other Form: Print version: LaFollette, Marcel C. (Marcel Chotkowski). Science on the air. Chicago : University of Chicago Press, ©2008 (DLC) 2007049905
ISBN 9780226466958 (electronic bk.)
0226466957 (electronic bk.)
9780226467597 (cloth ; alk. paper)
0226467597 (cloth ; alk. paper)