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By Derek Kompare

Rerun Nation is an interesting method of tv heritage and thought during the ubiquitous but missed phenomenon of reruns. Kompare covers either historic and conceptual floor, weaving jointly a refresher direction within the background of tv with a serious research of the way reruns have formed the cultural, fiscal, and felony terrains of yank tv. Given the increasing use of prior media texts not just within the usa, but in addition in almost each media-rich society, this e-book addresses a severe part of daily life.

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World Broadcasting System led the charge against Rule 176. The rule had hit them particularly hard due to their new ‘‘library’’ service, which provided a large collection of short programs (up to 15 minutes in length) to stations on an ad hoc basis. Rule 176 stipulated the announcement prior to each recording, meaning that a typical library presentation might be interrupted several times in the space of an hour. World acquired the legal counsel of Ira H. Robinson, a former FRC commissioner, who contacted the new commission within the first few weeks of the Roosevelt administration.

21. Zboray, ‘‘The Ironies of Technological Innovation,’’ 189. Industrializing Culture  17 22. N. N. Feltes, Literary Capital and the Late Victorian Novel (Madison: University of Wisconsin, 1993), 25–26. 23. , Reading Books: Essays on the Material Text and Literature in America (Amherst: University of Massachussetts Press, 1996), 53. 24. See Radway, A Feeling For Books, 147–151; Zboray, ‘‘The Ironies of Technological Innovation,’’ 190. Books are arguably even more aestheticized objects in our era, with later twentieth-century changes in production and marketing emphasizing covers in particular.

FRC General Order 78 mandated the identification of recordings just prior to their broadcast, and at 15-minute intervals during the length of the program. These regulations soon became entrenched in the developing industry, and live broadcasting became the standard of the ‘‘American’’ system. 7 However, the key argument against the use of recordings had little do to with these arbitrary aesthetic distinctions. 8 The system of leased AT & T telephone lines was the effectual nervous system of the networks, physically extending their reach across the continent, and making possible the fundamental operating principle of network broadcasting: simultaneous, nationwide dissemination of programming.

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