Television Series and Specials Scripts, 1946–1992

A Catalog of the American Radio Archives Collection


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About the Book

In the early days of television, many of its actors, writers, producers and directors came from radio. This crossover endowed the American Radio Archives with a treasure trove of television documents. The collected scripts span more than 40 years of American television history, from live broadcasts of the 1940s to the late 1980s. They also cover the entire spectrum of television entertainment programming, including comedies, soap operas, dramas, westerns, and crime series. The archives cover nearly 1,200 programs represented by more than 6,000 individual scripts. Includes an index of personal names, program and episode titles and production companies, as well as a glossary of industry terms.

About the Author(s)

Jeanette Berard is a librarian and certified archivist in Special Collections at the Thousand Oaks Library in California.
Klaudia Englund is a certified archivist in Special Collections at the Thousand Oaks Library in California.

Bibliographic Details

Compiled by Jeanette M. Berard and Klaudia Englund
Format: softcover (7 x 10)
Pages: 544
Bibliographic Info: glosssary, bibliography, index
Copyright Date: 2009
pISBN: 978-0-7864-3348-3
eISBN: 978-0-7864-5437-2
Imprint: McFarland

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments      i

Foreword by Norman Corwin      1

Introduction      2

How to Use This Book      3

List of Collections      4



Glossary      427

Bibliography      429

Index      431

Book Reviews & Awards

“indispensable for television trivia geeks. Highly recommended”—Choice; “a serious research tome… LOVE the cover shot”—Classic Images; “recommended…helpful guide for serious researchers of the history of television”—ARBA; “a valuable reference for researchers”—Communication Booknotes Quarterly.