Television Specials

5,336 Entertainment Programs, 1936–2012, 2d ed.


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About the Book

This is a complete revision of the author’s 1993 McFarland book Television Specials that not only updates entries contained within that edition, but adds numerous programs not previously covered, including beauty pageants, parades, awards programs, Broadway and opera adaptations, musicals produced especially for television, holiday specials (e.g., Christmas and New Year’s Eve), the early 1936–1947 experimental specials, honors specials. In short, this is a reference work to 5,336 programs—the most complete source for television specials ever published.

About the Author(s)

Vincent Terrace has been a researcher for ABC television and is the television historian for BPOLIN Productions. He has written more than 50 books about television and radio.

Bibliographic Details

Vincent Terrace
Format: softcover (7 x 10)
Pages: 488
Bibliographic Info: index
Copyright Date: 2013
pISBN: 978-0-7864-7444-8
eISBN: 978-1-4766-1240-9
Imprint: McFarland

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Preface 1

The Specials 3

Index 403

Book Reviews & Awards

“comprehensive…highly recommended”—Library Journal; “a monumental feat…indispensable…essential…recommended”—Choice; “Terrace is arguably the most prolific developer of television reference material, with more than 30 books to his credit”—ARBA; “unique…highly recommended”—Classic Images; “valuable”—Big Reel.