Syndicated Television

Syndicated Television

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Here is a reference book on qfirst runq syndication - the distribution of programs either made exclusively for non-network play, or of programs intended for network telecasts but ultimately making their debuts in syndication. Bringing together information not easily found, this work covers the classics such as Sea Hunt, Highway Patrol, The Merv Griffin Show and the Muppet Show, as well as such once-popular but now obscure productions as China Smith, Ripcord, and The Littlest Hobo. Coverage goes back to 1947 and the book includes a number of series ignored in other works. The first section is an overview of the concept of syndication from its earliest application in the newspaper world to the attempt by Fox Television to become a fourth network. The next four sections each cover ten years of syndication, listing the shows (with full background - who produced them and why, who liked them and why, etc.) alphabetically by title under the following genres: Adventure/Mystery, Children's, Comedy, Drama, Game/Quiz, Informational, Music/Variety, Religious, Sports, Talk/Interview, Travel/Documentary, Westerns, and Women's.bingaquot;), and the answers would be kept secret with high-tech electronic gadgetry. Executive producer Steve Carlin, producer of the original Question, thought he had a time slot on the five CBS-owned stations sewn up, but CBS pulled the rug out, noting that the $64, 000 ... This last version, hosted by Jim Perry, emulated Jeopardy by adding a aquot;trivial pursuitaquot; twist to the questions. ... Sports Challenge ( 1971).

Title:Syndicated Television
Author: Hal Erickson
Publisher:McFarland & Company Incorporated Pub - 1989

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