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Radio [itvt]: Seth Shapiro's TELEVISION: Chapter 29--Nixon and Ailes

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[itvt] is pleased to present the fourth in a series of excerpts from Seth Shapiro's new book, TELEVISION: Innovation, Disruption, and the World's Most Powerful Medium (Volume 1: The Broadcast Age and the Rise of the Network), read by Shapiro himself. To listen to the excerpt--from Chapter 29: Nixon and Ailes--click here.

Shapiro, a high-profile figure in advanced-TV and new media circles, is a two-time Emmy winner, an adjunct professor at USC School of Cinematic Arts, a governor of the Television Academy, principal of New Amsterdam Media, and a frequent speaker at The TV of Tomorrow Show. 

Among the many questions Shapiro answers in TELEVISION:

•    How did an impoverished immigrant become the king of all media, creating the first radio network and the first TV network? 
•    What caused the inventor of FM radio to jump out of a window to his death?
•    How did NBC, CBS and ABC innovate to build their media monopolies? 
•    How did Star Trek create the first fan culture movement? 
•    What made The Mary Tyler Moore Show the first great feminist show, and #1 hit?
•    What made Norman Lear the most influential TV comedy producer ever? 
•    How did Lucille Ball go from a washed-up B movie actress to a multi-millionaire Hollywood studio mogul? 
•    What makes Louis C.K. the Jackie Gleason of the digital age? 

(Note: Our next TV of Tomorrow Show event, TVOT NYC 2016, will take place December 8th at the SVA Theatre in Manhattan. Discount registration ends midnight, Monday October 31st. Purchase your tickets here: http://tvotnyc2016.eventbrite.com.)