With a spunky, fact-packed text by the longtime host of the award-winning children's program Captain Noah and His Magical Ark, and featuring dazzling animation-style artwork, this grand tour of the TV world gives a behind-the-scenes view of how cartoons, sitcoms, and other kinds of shows are made.
"There is a great deal of information here, much of it surprising."-Kirkus ReviewsChildren's Literature
In clear, concise language, and cartoon-like illustrations, children and adults will learn all about television production. A multitude of topics include how signals are transmitted, public and network stations, target audiences, sound staging, location shooting, the choreography of sports coverage, and more. There is also a TV timeline, 1927-1994.From A Review In School Library Journal
Gr 3-5-This behind-the-scenes overview of TV begins by showing readers how pictures make it to their screens and covers innovations such as cable, satellite dishes, fiber-optics, and direct broadcast satellites. Most of the book focuses on the production end, showing how different programs are created. The author doesn't shirk the more manipulative side of TV, describing how the day is programmed to maximize potential audience, how audiences are measured, and-most interestingly-how TV for children is designed to make them want to buy products.