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Histoire de la télévision aux Etats-Unis

Voir également : Politique et économie du cinéma aux Etats-Unis



American Television Directory, American Television Society, Inc.1946

FINK, D.G., "Television broadcasting practice in America. 1927 to 1944", J. IEE, 1945, 92, part III, pp.145-60.


BOGART, L., The age of television: a study of viewing habits and the impact of television on American life, F. Unger, New York, 1956.

ELLIOTT, W.Y. (ed.), Television Impact on American Culture, Michigan State University Press, 1954.

GORHAM, M., Broadcasting and Telecasting since 1900, Andrews Dakers Ltd, London, 1952.

MARX, H.L. Jr (ed.), Television and Radio in American Life, H.W. Wilson Company, New York, 1952.

REMMERS H.H. et al., Four Years of New York Television 1951-1954, National Association of Educational Broadcasters, Urbana, 1954.

SMYTHE, D.W., New Heaven Television, May 15-21, 1952, National Association of Educational Broadcasters, Urbana, 1952.

SMYTHE D.W., Three Years of New York Television - January 4-10, 1951, 1952, 1953,, National Association of Educational Broadcasters, Urbana, 1953.

SMYTHE D.W. and CAMPBELL A., Los Angeles Television, May 23-29, 1951, National Association of Educational Broadcasters, Urbana, 1951,

"The Radio and Television Industries", in CHAPIN, R.E., Mass communications; a statistical analysis, Michigan State University Press, 1957, pp.78-115.

WYLIE, M., Clear Channels: Television and the American People, Funk and Wagnalls Company, New York, 1955.


BARNOUW, E., A History of Broadcasting in the United States, New York, Oxford University Press, 3 vol., 1966/70. 

CHESTER, E.W., Radio, Television and American Politics, Sheed and Ward, New York, 1969.

SETTEL, I. and LAAS, W., A Pictorial History of Television, Grosset & Dunlap, Inc., New York, 1969.



BURBAGE, R. CAZEMAJOU, J., KASPI, A., Presse, radio et télévision aux Etats-Unis, Armand Collin, Paris, 1972.

CANTOR, M., The Hollywood Television Producer, Basic Books, New York, 1971.

GREENFIELD J., Television : The First Fifty Years, Harry N Abrams, 1977.

SCHILLER, H.I., The mind managers, Beacon Press, 1974

UNITED STATES CONGRESS HOUSE COMMITTEE ON INTERSTATE AND FOREIGN COMMERCE, SUBCOMMITTEE ON COMMUNICATIONS, Cable Television Regulation Oversight: Hearings Before the Subcommittee on Communications of the Committee on Interstate and Foreign Commerce, House of Representatives, Ninety-fourth Congress, Second Session, on the Role of Congress in Regulating Cable Television and the Potential for New Technologies in the Communications System, U.S. Government Printing Office, 1977


BERTRAND, C.-J., Les Etats-Unis et leur télévision, INA, Champ Vallon, Paris, 1989.

BILBY, K., The General: David Sarnoff and the Rise of Communications Industry, Harper & Row, New York, 1986.

BLUM R.A., LINDHEIM R.D., Primetime Network Television Programming, Focal Press, 1987.

COMSTOCK, G., The Evolution of American Television, Sage, 1989

DUMOLIE, H., Le câble aux USA, Milan Media, 1988.

ERICKSON H., Syndicated Television : The First Forty Years, McFarland & Co, 1989.(2nd. edition, 2001).

GRANDI, R., Radio et televisione negli Stati Uniti, Feltrineli, Milano, 1980.

HIMMELSTEIN, H., Television Myth and the American Mind, Praeger, New York, 1984.

HOLLINS, T., Beyond Broadcasting: Into the Cable Age, BFI Publications, London, 1984.

KELLNER, D., "Network Television and American Society. Introduction to a Critical Theory of Television", Theory and Society, n.10, 1981.

MARC, D., Demographic Vistas. Television in American Culture, University of Pennsylvania Press, Philadelphia, 1984.

ROSEN, P.T., The modern stentors : radio broadcasters and the Federal Government, 1920-1934, Greenwood Press, 1980.

SKUTCH, I., I remember Television : A Memoir. A Directors' Guild of America Oral History , Scarecrow Press, 1989.

STREETER, T., "Policy discourse and broadcast practice : the FCC, the US broadcast networks and the discourse of the marketplace", in Media, Culture and Society, n°5, Sage, London, 1983.

"Télévision par câble et télévision publique aux Etats-Unis", Problèmes politiques et sociaux, La Documentation française, Paris, 1983.

TAYLOR, E., Prime-Time Families: Television Culture in Post-War America, University of California Press, 1989.

UDELSON, J.H., The Great Television Race. A History of the American Television Industry, 1925-1941,  University of Alabama Press, 1982.


100 chaînes thématiques du câble aux Etats-Unis, Lynx-Edicom, Paris, 1994.

ANDERSON, C., Hollywood TV. The Studio System in the Fifties, University of Texas Press, Austin, 1994.

AULETTA, K., Three blind mices. How the NT Networks Lost Their Way, Random House, New York, 1991.

BARNOUW, E., Tube of Plenty. The evolution of American Television, 2nd Revised Edition, Oxford University Press, New York, Oxford, 1990.

BAUGHMAN, J., The Republic of Mass Culture: Journalism, Filmmaking, and Broadcasting in America Since 1941, JHU Press, 1992, 3rd edition, 2006

BERTRAND, C.-J. et BORDAT, F., Les médias français aux Etats-Unis, Presses universitaires de Nancy, Nancy, 1994.

BOODY W., Fifties Television : The Industry and Its Critics, University of Illinois Press, 1993.

BROOKS, T.  and MARSH, E., The Complete Directory to Prime-Time Network and Cable TV Shows, 1946-Present (6th Edition; Revised), Ballantine, 1995.

CALABRO M., Zap ! : A Brief History of Television, Simon & Schuster, 1992.

CALDWELL J.T., Televisuality: Style, Crisis, and Authority in American Television, Rutgers University Press, 1995.

COMSTOCK, G., Television in America, 2nd edition, Sage, Newsbury Park, CA, 1991.

DAY, J., The vanishing vision. The inside story of public television, University of California Press, Berkeley, 1995.

DONOVAN, R.J. and SCHERER, R., Unsilent Revolution: Television and American Public Life, Cambridge University Press, New York, 1992.

DOYLE, M., The Future of Television. A global overview of programming, advertising, technology and growth, NAPTE / NTC Business Books, Chicago, 1992.

ENGELMAN, R., Public Radio and Television in America: A Political History, SAGE Publications, 1996.

FEUER, J., Seeing Through the Eighties. Television and Reaganism, Duke University Press, Durnham / London, 1995.

HEAD, S.W., STERLING, C., SCHOFIELD, B., Broadcasting in America, Boston, 1994.

HELDENFELS R., Television's greatest Year : 1954, Continuum Publishing Group, 1994.

HILLIARD, R.L. and KEITH, M.C., The Broadcast Century. A Biography of American Broadcasting, Focal Press, Butterworth-Heinemann, Stoneham, 1992.

HOYNES, W., Public television for sale. Media, the market, and the public sphere, Westview, Boulder, 1994.

Television and the Crisis of Democracy, Westview Press, Boulder - San Francisco - Oxford, 1990.

LESLIE SMITH, F., WRIGHT, J.W., Perspectives on radio and television, Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, Mahwah, New Jersey, 1998.

LICHTER, R.S., LICHTER, L.S., ROTHMAN, S., Prime Time. How TV Portrays American Culture, Regnery Publishing, Washington D.C., 1994.


MARC, D., Demographic Vistas. Revised edition, University of Pennsylvania Press, Philadelphia, 1996.

MARIET F., La télévision américaine, Médias, Marketing et Publicité, 2ème édition, Economica, Paris, 1992.

McCHESNEY, R., Telecommunications, Mass Media and Democracy: The Battle for the Control of U.S. Broadcasting, 1928-1935, Oxford University Press, 1993.

McNEIL, A., Total Television: The Comprehensive Guide to Programming from 1948 to the Present., Penguin, 1996.


MOSCO, V., The Political Economy of Communication: Rethinking and Renewal, SAGE, 1996

MURRAY, M.D., Television in America : Local Station History from Across the Nation, Iowa State University Press, Texas, 1997.

O'NEIL, T., The Emmys: Star Wars, Showdons, and the Supremer Test of TV's Best, Penguin, New York, 1992.

O'DELL, C., Women Pioneers in Television: Biographies of Fifteen Industry Leaders , 1997.

RITCHIE M., Please Stand by : A Prehistory of Television, Penguin USA, 1995.

ROMAN J., Love, Light and a Dream. Television’s Apst, Present and Future, Praeger Publsihers, Westport Connecticut, 1996.

SLIDE A., The Television Industry : A Historical Dictionnary, Greenwood Pub Group, 1991.

SPIGEL, L., Make Room for TV: Television and the Family Ideal in Postwar America, University of Chicago Press, 1992.

SPIGEL, L. and CURTIN, M., (ed.), The Revolution wasn't televised. Sixties Television and Social Conflict, AFI Film Readers, Routledge, New York - London, 1997.

Telcos versus Cablos : le new deal du câble aux Etats-Unis, IDATE, Montpellier, 1995.

VOGEL H., Entertainment Industry Economics. A Guide for financial Analysis, Fourth Edition, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 1998.

WEAVER, P., COFFEY T.M., The best seat in the house : the golden years of radio and television, Alfred Knopf, 1994. 


BODROGHKOZY, A. Groove Tube. Sixties Television and the Youth Rebellion, Duke University, 2001.


CAMBRIDGE, V.C., Immigration, Diversity, and Broadcasting in the United States, 1990-2001Ohio University Press, 2005

COLLIER HILSTROM, L., Television in American Society - Biographies, Thomson Gale, 2007

GALPERIN, H., New Television, Old Politics: The Transition to Digital TV in the United States and Britain, Cambridge University Press, 2004 

GOMERT D., A history of broadcasting in the United States, Blackwell Publishing, 2008.

LOTZ A.D., The Television will be Revolutionized, New York University Press, 2007. 

MARC D., THOMPSON, R.J., Television at the Antenna Age. A Concise History, Blackwell Publishing, 2004.

MOORE B., BENSMAN M.R., VAN DYKE J., Prime-Time Television : A Concise History, Praeger, 2006.

MULLEN, M.L, Television in the multichannel age : a brief history of cable television, Blackwell, 2008.


STERLING C.H. and KITTROSS, J.M., Stay Tuned: A History of American Broadcasting, 3rd edition, Routledge, 2001.


BODROGHKOZY, A., Equal Time: Television and the Civil Rights Movement, University of Illinois Press, 2012.

BODROGHKOZY, A., (ed.), A Companion to the History of American Broadcasting, John Wiley & Sons, 2018.


FCC, The Public and Broadcasting, December 2018.


FEARN BANKS, K., BURFORD-JIHNSON, A., Historical Dictionary of African American Television, 2014.

FRAU-MEIGS D., Médiamorphoses américaines dans un espace privé unique au monde. Economica, 2001.

FRAU-MEIGS D., , Qui a détourné le 11 septembre ? de Boeck, 2005.


HILMES, M.; Only Connect: A Cultural History of Broadcasting in the United States, 4th edition, Cengage Learning, 2013 

HOLT, J., Empires of Entertainment: Media Industries and the Politics of Deregulation, 1980-1996, Rutgers University Press, 2011

JARAMILLO Deborah L., The Television Code. Regulating the Screen to Safeguard the Industry, University of Texas Press, 2018.

JOHNSON, D., From Networks to Netflix: A Guide to Changing Channels, Routledge, 2018

LEONARD, D.J., GUERRERO, L., African Americans on Television: Race-ing for Ratings, ABC-CLIO,  2013

McCARTHY, A., The Citizen Machine: Governing By Television in 1950s America, New York University Press, 2013.

SEWELl P., Television in the Age of Radio: Modernity, Imagination, and the Making of a Medium, Rutgers University Press, 2014.



Sites Internet

History of American Broadcasting Ce site présente la reproduction de divers documents utiles pour l'histoire de la radio et de la télévision aux Etats-Unis (premiers textes réglementaires de la FCC relatifs à la télévision, liste des premières stations, grilles de programmes des années 40-50, etc.)

The Great debate and Beyond. The History of Presidential Debates. Une histoire en-ligne des campagnes télévisées des élections présidentielles américaines A l'occasion des élections présidentielles américaines, The Museum of Broadcast Communications a publié une très intéressante histoire en ligne des campagnes électorales telles que couvertes par les télévisions américaines entre 1960 et 1995. Le site comporte de nombreux extraits en Real Video, des transcriptions de débats, des liens, etc. Un très bon exemple de ce que Internet peut apporter à l'histoire de la télévision. 

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