Crash Course Film HistoryBeginning April 13th, join Craig Benzine (the internet's WheezyWaiter) for 16 weeks of Film History right here on Crash Course. He'll look at the history of one of our most powerful mediums. Film has the ability to communicate with images, entertain, move us, frighten us, and so much more. From A Trip to the Moon to Captain America: Civil War, the history of film is really a history of humanity and Craig will do his best to lead us all through it.
How a Teenager From Idaho Invented TVIn 1921, radio ruled the airwaves and TV was a distant dream no one could turn into reality. Enter a scarily smart teenage sharecropper named Philo Farnsworth.
How Do Radios Work?In the modern era, radio waves control everything. From the tunes in your car driving down the road to the police radio in the car that's pulling you over for not signaling your turn. These waves are undetectable and invisible to human senses but they make up the foundation of modern technology. While the root of modern connected technologies may be radio waves, the underlying tech that makes radios possible is a rather simple concept to understand. Any person can make a simple radio in their home for a few bucks, which is part of the reason this foundational tech dates back to 1895.
History of Commercial RadioHistory of commercial radio. Federal Communications Commission. (2021, April 12). Retrieved September 9, 2021, from https://www.fcc.gov/media/radio/history-of-commercial-radio.
More Evidence TV Doesn't Reflect Real Life DiversityDeggans, E. (2020, December 4). More evidence tv doesn't reflect real life diversity. NPR. Retrieved September 9, 2021, from https://www.npr.org/2020/12/04/942574850/more-evidence-tv-doesnt-reflect-real-life-diversity.
MOTION PICTURE ASSOCIATIONToday, the stories that define our lives and shape our world are brought to life by the global creative community, including the creators and artists working in American film and television. The Motion Picture Association fosters this economic and cultural enterprise by advocating for policies that recognize the power of our stories, reward creators, and allow us to produce, distribute, and protect the creative content audiences love.
Moving Pictures: An Introduction to CinemaA free and open-source introduction to the art and science of moving pictures, offering in-depth exploration of how cinema communicates, and what, exactly, it is trying to say.
National Public RadioNPR is an independent, nonprofit media organization that was founded on a mission to create a more informed public. Every day, NPR connects with millions of Americans on the air, online, and in person to explore the news, ideas, and what it means to be human. Through its network of member stations, NPR makes local stories national, national stories local, and global stories personal.
Public Broadcasting ServicePBS and our member stations are America’s largest classroom, the nation’s largest stage for the arts and a trusted window to the world. In addition, PBS's educational media helps prepare children for success in school and opens up the world to them in an age-appropriate way.
Who Invented Television?Pruitt, S. (2021, June 29). Who invented television? History.com. Retrieved September 9, 2021, from https://www.history.com/news/who-invented-television.
You Are What You Watch? The Social Effects of TVRothwell, J. (2019, July 25). You are what you watch? The social effects of tv. The New York Times. Retrieved September 9, 2021, from https://www.nytimes.com/2019/07/25/upshot/social-effects-television.html.
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