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Turn Off TV Studies!

Miller, T. (2005) Turn Off TV Studies! Cinema Journal, 45 (1). pp. 98-101.

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Long before the emergence of televisual appliances and services, people engaged in the study of television by fantasizing about the transmission of image and sound across space. Richard Whittaker Hubbell made the point in 1942, when he published a book entitled 4000 Years of Television. Television even has its own patron saint, Clare of Assisi, a teen runaway from the thirteenth century who was canonized because of her bedridden vision of a midnight mass cast upon a wall. Centuries later (in 1958), Pius XII declared this to have been the first broadcast.1

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Publisher: University of Texas Press
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