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Hello, and welcome to the University of Miami Libraries Guide to Media Management Resources! The purpose of this guide is to help you navigate through the many media related resources available to you through the University of Miami Libraries system and beyond.

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Books - Print & Online
Cable Television Prime Time Programming, 1990-2010
Mitchell E. Shapiro
Online access

Encyclopedia of American Radio, 1920-1960
Luther F. Sies
PN 1992.2 .S57 2000

Encyclopedia of Television Pilots, 1937-2012
Vincent Terrace
Online Access

Encyclopedia of Television Shows, 1925 Through 2010
Vincent Terrace
PN 1992.3 .U5 T463 2011 v.1-3

Encyclopedia of Television Subjects, Themes and Settings
Vincent Terrace
PN 1992.18 .T4 2012

Experimental Television, Test Films, Pilots and Trial Series, 1925 Through 1995
Vincent Terrace
PN 1992.8 .P54 T46 2009 v.1-2

On the Air: the Encyclopedia of Old-Time Radio
John Dunning
PN 1991.3 .U6 D8 1998

Radio Network Prime Time Programming, 1926-1967
Mitchell E. Shapiro
PN 1991.3 .U6 S43 2002

Radio Programs, 1924-1984: A Catalog of More Than 1800 Shows
Vincent Terrace
PN 1991.9 .T47 2010

Short-Lived Television Series, 1948-1978: Thirty Years of More than 1,000 Flops
Wesley Hyatt
PN 1992.3 .U5 H95 2003

Television Network Daytime and Late-Night Programming, 1959-1989
Mitchell E. Shapiro
PN 1992.3 .U5 S535 1990

Television Network Prime-Time Programming, 1948-1988
Mitchell E. Shapiro
PN 1992.3 .U5 S54 1989

Books - Print & Online
Television Network Prime Time Programming, 1985-2007
Mitchell E. Shapiro
Online Access

Television Network Weekend Programming, 1959-1990
Mitchell E. Shapiro
PN 1992.3 .U5 S545 1992

The Complete Directory to Prime Time Network and Cable TV Shows, 1946-Present
Tim Brooks; Earle F. Marsh
PN 1992.3 .U5 B76 2007

The Encyclopedia of Daytime Television
Wesley Hyatt
PN 1992.3 .U5 H93 1997

The Encyclopedia of American Television
Ronald W. Lackmann
PN 1992.18 .L334 2003

The Ultimate Soap Opera Guide
Seli Groves
PN 1992.8 .S4 G76 1995

Total Television: the Comprehensive Guide to Programming from 1948 to the Present
Alex McNeil
PN 1992.3 .U5 M3 1996

TV Game Shows
Maxene Fabe
PN 1992.8 .Q5 F27

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Market Research
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Managing your Citations
Common citation requests in APA style
Avoiding Plagiarism
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Video Resources

1.pngAlexander Graham Bell

DVD Non-fiction TK 6143.B4 A44 2005

This DVD chronicles the life of Alexander Graham Bell and the invention of the telephone.

2.jpgThe American Experience. The Radio Priest

Richter VID 5277

Father Coughlin became one of the first demagogues who used electronic media in the 1930s to spread their controversial messages.

3.jpgBig Dream, Small Screen

Richter VID 2101

This PBS documentary describes the battle of Philo Farnsworth to invent television against its main competitor, RCA.

4.jpgClassic Television

DVD Television C 537 .M343

This two-DVD set includes episodes of 18 early television shows: Riverboat, Letter to Loretta, Studio One, The Danny Thomas Show, Texaco Star Theater, Name That Tune, This Is Your Life, Mama, Twenty-One, The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show, Topper, You Bet Your Life, The Jack Benny Show, I Married Joan, The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet, Bold Journey, Suspense, and The Deputy.

5.jpgColor Adjustment

DVD Non-fiction PN 1992.8.A34 C656 2004

This 87-minute video retraces and analyzes portrayals of African-Americans on prime-time television from the 1950s to the 1980s.

6.jpgD.W. Griffith: Father of Film

DVD Non-fiction PN 1998.3.G76 D83 2008

While this director is credited for developing pioneering filmmaking techniques, thereby becoming a leader of the movie industry by the 1920s, he remains primary known for his controversial cinematographic masterpiece, Birth of a Nation.

7.jpgDownload: The True Story of the Internet

DVD Non-fiction TK 5105.885.G66 D69 2009

This series of four DVDs describes the rise of the worldwide web, browser technology, search capabilities, electronic commerce, and Web 2.0.

8.jpgEdward R. Murrow: Voice of America

DVD Non-fiction PN 4784.R2 E393 2006

This documentary chronicles the life and legacy of Edward R. Murrow, widely considered as the father of broadcast journalism.

9.jpgEmpire of the Air: The Men Who Made Radio

DVD Non-fiction TK 6548.U6 E475 2004

This two-hour Ken Burns documentary reviews the history of radio through the lives of its three main protagonists, Lee de Forest, Edwin Howard Armstrong, and David Sarnoff.

10.jpgThe Face Behind Facebook

DVD Non-fiction TK 5105.88817 .F33 2008

60 Minutes Leslie Stahl talks to Facebook founder 23-year-old Mark Zuckerberg about the prospects of his company in 2008.

11.jpgThe Facebook Obsession

DVD Non-fiction HM 743.F33 F236 2011

This 2011 CNBC documentary examines the origins, privacy concerns, uses, and future of Facebook.

12.jpgThe Great Transatlantic Cable

DVD Non-fiction TK 5611 .G743 2005

This video narrates the story of Cyrus Field, a New York entrepreneur, who envisioned and supervised the laying of the first 2000-mile telegraph cable across the Atlantic in 1866.

13.jpgHate. com: Extremists on the Internet

DVD Non-fiction E 184.A1 H37 2000

This 22-minute video examines the issue of hate speech online through Ted Koppel's interview with Don Black, the founder of the white supremacist website Storm Front, and Floyd Abrams, a First Amendment lawyer.

14a.jpgHistory Detectives. Season 7, Episode 705

DVD Non-fiction D 811.A2 H578 2009

This DVD contains a segment that investigates the role of journalist Harry Brundidge in the post-war treason trial of Iva Toguri (Tokyo Rose).


15.jpgInside the Mind of Google

DVD Non-fiction HD 9696.8.U64 G66 2010

This CNBC documentary looks at the culture, products, management, and revenue model of Google.

16.jpgThe JFK-Nixon Presidential Debates 1960: Senator John F. Kennedy & & Vice-President Richard M. Nixon

DVD Non-fiction JF 2112.D43 J45 2011

Contents cover the three televised presidential debates between Senator John F. Kennedy and Vice-President Richard M. Nixon in 1960, which marked the entrance of television into presidential politics.

17.jpgKilling Us Softly 4: Advertising's Image of Women

DVD Non-fiction HF 5822 .K555 2010

Jean Kilbourne, a renown speaker on images of women in advertising, lectures on such themes as objectification, slimness, and consumerism.

18.jpgThe Looking Glass: Inside TV News

DVD Non-fiction HE 8700.6 T445 2003

This documentary covers the controlled chaos of television station news operations and addresses the criticism of news sensationalism.

19.jpgThe Mean World Syndrome: Media Violence & The Cultivation of Fear

DVD Non-fiction P 96.V5 T446 2010

Through the work of late leading communication scholar George Gerbner, this DVD introduces viewers to the effects of media violence, including cultivation and desentization effects.

20.jpgMedia Hype: When News Coverage Goes Too Far

DVD Non-fiction P 96.O24 M435 2003

This 41-minute video produced by ABC News examines the issue of sensationalism, truth, and gullibility in news media coverage.


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21a.jpgMonkey Trial

DVD Non-fiction KF 224.S3 M665 2006

This documentary chronicles the trial of biology teacher John Scopes who was arrested for teaching evolution in violation of Tennessee state law in 1925.

22.jpgThe Most Dangerous Man in America: Daniel Ellsberg and the Pentagon Papers

DVD Non-fiction DS 558 .T446 2009

This documentary describes how and why Daniel Ellsberg, a former government official, leaked secret documents about the Vietnam conflict to the press in 1971.

23.jpgNews War

DVD Non-fiction PN 4735 .N497 2007

This four-part series from FRONTLINE addresses the relationship between journalists and the Bush Administration, the consequences of the Valerie Plame investigation, and the challenges to the news business, such as the impact of emerging media.

24.jpgPioneers of Primetime

DVD Non-fiction TK 6638.U6 P566 2005

This DVD covers comedian stars from vaudeville to radio to television; it includes footage from such shows as The Milton Berle Show, The Ed Sullivan Show, The Jack Benny Show, The Red Skelton Show, I Love Lucy, and The Honeymooners.

25.jpgPioneers of Television, Season 1

DVD Non-fiction PN 1992.3 .U5 P56 2008 v.1

Contents include interviews and clips about late night shows, sitcoms, game shows, and variety shows.

26.jpgPioneers of Television, Season 2

DVD Non-fiction PN 1992.3 .U5 P56 2008 v.2

Contents include interviews and clips about science fiction programs, westerns, crime dramas, and local kids' TV shows.

27.jpgPioneers of Television, Season 3

DVD Non-fiction PN 1992.3 .U5 P56 2008 v.3

Contents include interviews and clips about prime-time soaps, funny ladies, superheroes, and miniseries.

28.jpgPioneers of Television, Season 4

DVD Non-fiction PN 1992.75 .P56 2014

Contents include interviews and clips from Seinfeld, Miami Vice, Roseanne, ER, I Love Lucy, and Star Trek.


DVD Non-fiction D 810.P7 P767 2002

This 28-minute video covers political and military propaganda used during the Russian Revolution, World War II, the Gulf War, and NATO attacks against Serbia.

30.jpgPublic Relations

DVD Non-fiction P 90 .M447 2004 v.2

This 28-minute video examines the history, purpose, operations, and crisis management function of public relations.

31.jpgThe Quiz Show Scandal

Richter VID 5276

This PBS video reveals the inside story of the television quiz show scandal in the 1950s that led to the fall of popular Twenty-One contestant Charles Van Doren.

32.jpgThe Quiz Show Scandal and Other Frauds

DVD Non-fiction HV 6695 .Q59 2006

This DVD describes how the producers of Twenty-One, the famous game show in the 1950s, deceived television audiences by prepping contestants for the correct answers.

33.jpgRise of the Hackers

DVD Non-fiction QA76.9.A25 C47 2014

This video explains how social engineering is used to steal someone's digital identity, how the cyber weapon stuxnet was designed, and how quantum physics could be utilized to break the popular RSA encryption.

34.jpgSexual Stereotypes in the Media

DVD Non-fiction P 96.S5 S498 2007

This 38-minute video examines gender stereotypes in the media from a cultural, historical, and sociological perspective.

35.jpgSteve Jobs: One Last Thing

DVD Non-fiction HD 9696.2.U62 J639 2011

This PBS documentary retraces Apple CEO Steve Jobs' life, career, and achievements through the people who knew him.

36.jpgThe Telephone

Richter VID 2102

This PBS video tells the story of how the telephone was invented and deployed commercially in the United States.

37.jpgTokyo Rose: Victim of Propaganda

DVD Non-fiction CT 275.T717 T659 1995

After World War II, American-born Iva Toguri who was one of the "Tokyo Rose" announcers was arrested and convicted of treason.

last.jpgTV Violence & You

DVD Non-fiction PN 1992.3.I75 A868 2007

The late leading communication researcher and father of cultivation theory George Gerbner discusses the effects of violent television portrayals on society.

disney.jpgWalt Disney

DVD Non-fiction PN1998.3.D576 W358 2015

Walt Disney was a visionary entrepreneur who created a media and entertainment empire and developed a new award-winning art form.

39.jpgThe War of the Worlds

DVD Non-fiction PR 5777 .A44 2013

On October 30, 1938, Orson Welles and his team performed H.G. Wells' famous science-fiction work on radio and, in the process, caused mass panic among listeners.


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