Close-Up: A Picture of Men and Methods That Make CBS Television

Close-Up: A Picture of Men and Methods That Make CBS Television

Close-Up: A Picture of Men and Methods That Make CBS Television

Close-Up: A Picture of Men and Methods That Make CBS Television

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This is the story of one television program, from the day it began to its hour on the air.

The story is told here for merchants and students, advertisers and actors, technicians and writers -- all who see in television many shining possibilities, and want to know more about it.

How does a television show actually get on? What's it like -- movies? or theatre? or radio? Is it true that a show that takes sixteen people to produce in radio takes forty in television? Who are all those people, anyway? And why are there so many of them? What special knowledge, what special skills are needed?

This picture-book will try to answer some of those questions . . . to show some of the processes and people employed in network television's second year, 1949 . . . to freeze, as it were, an early moment of time in television's history.

This is done with the sure knowledge that much of the information in the book will be obsolete, or nearly so, almost at the moment it appears. For it is part . . .

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