As you may have noted on the theater page, I have separated the radio and television titles out from the other show business related books. Here you will find the 17 titles available as of January 2, 2011, about radio and television. Just make a note of the Order No(s) of the books you would like, and you can  place your order at any time with Ray Boas, Bookseller in Walpole, New Hampshire. Thank you, RAY

1. Brouder, Edward W., GRANITE AND ETHER: A CHRONICLE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE BROADCASTING, NH Assn. of Broadcasters, Bedford, NH, (1993), B&W illustrations, 105pp, very good+, wraps (softcover), ISBN 0963846809 A history of radio in New Hampshire., (Order No: 56628 ), $15.00

2. Burns, Eric, BROADCAST BLUES: DISPATCHES FROM THE TWENTY-YEAR WAR BETWEEN A TELEVISION REPORTER AND HIS MEDIUM, HarperCollins Publishers, New York, (1993) 1st ed, 241pp, fine w/fine dustjacket (hardcover), warmly inscribed by author, ISBN 0060190329 In this smart, scathing, and very funny account of his years on the air, former NBC News correspondent Eric Burns exposes the distortions and pretensions of television journalism by showing us how it works, how what we see on our screens gets there, and freely confesses his role in all of it., (Order No: 11748 ), $10.00

3. Cooke, Alistair (commentary by), A DECADE OF MASTERPIECE THEATRE MASTERPIECES, Alfred A. Knopf, Inc., New York, (1981) 2nd ptg, B&W and color ill., 240pp, very good w/very good dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0394519078 What better way to celebrate Masterpiece Theatre's first decade than with Alistair Cooke, who has here converted his introductory talks into essays about the history and personalities and literary works that inspired and shaped the programs., (Order No: 23075 ), $7.50

4. Dizard, Wilson P., TELEVISION: A WORLD VIEW, Syracuse University Press, Syracuse, NY, (1966) 1st ed, B&W illustrations, 349pp, good+ w/lightly chipped dustjacket (hardcover), In this study, the author reviews the history, present status, and current trends of television communications around the world., (Order No: 23831 ), $7.00

5. Foege, Alec, THE EMPIRE GOD BUILT: INSIDE PAT ROBERTSON'S MEDIA MACHINE, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., New York, (1996) 1st ptg, 242pp, fine w/fine dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 047115993X The hidden power behind The Family Channel, The Christian Coalition, The 700 Club, and The Ice Capades., (Order No: 11648 ), $5.00

6. Fox Reality Channel, FOX REALITY PRESENTS THE ENCYCLOPEDIA OF REALITY TELEVISION, n.p., (2006) 1st ptg, 767pp, fine, wraps (softcover), A complete alphabetical guide to every reality show that aired on American television., (Order No: 57141 ), $5.00

7. Godfried, Nathan, WCFL: CHICAGO'S VOICE OF LABOR, 1926-78, University of Illinois Press, Urbana, IL, (1997) 1st ptg, B&W illustrations, 390pp, fine, wraps (softcover), ISBN 0252065921 History of this Chicago, Illinois radio station., (Order No: 38439 ), $5.00

8. Hay, Peter, CANNED LAUGHTER: THE BEST STORIES FROM RADIO AND TELEVISION, Oxford University Press, New York, 1992 1st ptg, 262pp, very good+ w/very good+ dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 019506836X The best-selling author of several books about theater and the movies has collected anecdotes of journalists and jokesters, inventors and investors, sportsmen and sponsors, presidents and producers--along with backstage glimpses of historical events--for a riotous ride through the annals of radio and television., (Order No: 14244 ), $7.00

9. Laufer, Peter, INSIDE TALK RADIO: AMERICA'S VOICE OR JUST HOT AIR?, A Birch Lane Press Book, New York, (1995) 1st ptg, B&W illustrations, 271pp, fine w/fine dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 1559722789 Longtime radio host and program director Peter Laufer takes the reader behind the scenes of this carnival-like business in a trenchant account of the fastest-growing radio format in America., (Order No: 53868 ), $4.50

10. LeBow, Guy (introduction by Ed McMahon), "ARE WE ON THE AIR?!": THE HILARIOUS, SCANDALOUS CONFESSIONS OF A TV PIONEER, S.P.I. Books, New York, (1992) 1st ptg, B&W illustrations, 355pp, good w/good dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 1561710490 The stories of fading Hollywood stars threatened by the studios with extinction if they go into TV will make you gnash your teeth, but you will happily witness the triumphs of--Humphrey Bogart, Gloria Swanson, Bela Lugosi, Faye Emerson, Buster Crabbe, Don Ameche, Wendy Barrie--and others as they contribute heavily to a new industry dying from early incompetence., (Order No: 29979 ), $5.00

11. Metz, Robert, THE TONIGHT SHOW, Playboy Press, n.p., (1980) 1st, B&W illustrations, 290pp, very good w/very good dustjacket (hardcover) previous owner insc, ISBN 087223598X "The surprising inside story of the headliners, the glamour, the intrigue, and the controversy.", (Order No: 3508 ), $5.00

12. O'Shaughnessy, William, AIRWAVES: A COLLECTION OF RADIO EDITORIALS FROM THE GOLDEN APPLE, Fordham University Press, New York, 1999 1st ed, B&W illustrations, 391pp, very good+ w/very good+ dustjacket (hardcover) author inscribed, ISBN 0823219046, (Order No: 60420 ), $10.00

13. Ritchie, Michael, PLEASE STAND BY: A PREHISTORY OF TELEVISION, The Overlook Press, Woodstock, NY, (1994), B&W illustrations, 247pp, fine w/fine dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0879515465 Comprehensively covers the earliest years of television, the period between 1920 and 1948., (Order No: 55942 ), $5.00

14. Smith, Matthew J. and Wood, Andrew F. (edited by), SURVIVOR LESSONS - ESSAYS ON COMMUNICATION AND REALITY TELEVISION, McFarland & Company, Inc., Jefferson, NC, (2003), 234pp, fine, wraps (softcover), ISBN 0786416688 This collection of scholarly essays examines reality television. Among the shows, SURVIVOR inspired a national craze when it aired in the summer of 2000., (Order No: 57624 ), $30.00

15. Tibballs, Geoff, REBECCA: STARRING CHARLES DANCE, DIANA RIGG, EMILIA FOX AND FAYE DUNAWAY, Chameleon Books, London, (1996), color illustrations, 119pp, fine w/very good dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0233990542 Some 60 years after its first publication, Daphne du Maurier's REBECCA is still as popular as ever. This book takes us behind the scenes to look at the making of one of the most lavish television adaptations ever produced., (Order No: 59077 ), $10.00

16. Wilk, Max, THE GOLDEN AGE OF TELEVISION: NOTES FROM THE SURVIVORS, Delacorte Press, New York, (1976) 1st ptg, B&W illustrations, 274pp, good w/good dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0440029503 One of television's first writers has given us a wonderful memoir of the days when the mighty screen was indeed golden--its creations rough, spontaneous, and unforgettable., (Order No: 18170 ), $8.00

17. Willis, Edgar E., FOUNDATIONS IN BROADCASTING: RADIO AND TELEVISION, Oxford University Press, New York, 1951, B&W illustrations, 439pp, good, light blue cloth (hardcover) no dustjacket, "This book has been designed with two purposes in mind: (1) to provide a foundation on which advanced courses in specific phases of radio and television can be based; and (2) to serve as a general introduction to broadcasting for those students who will take no other courses in the field.", (Order No: 34015 ), $9.50

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