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1. Magee, Sara C. That's Television Entertainment: The History, Development, and Impact of the First Five Seasons of "Entertainment Tonight," 1981-86.

Degree: PhD, Mass Communication (Communication), 2008, Ohio University

The line between news and entertainment on television grows more blurry every day. Heated debates over what is news and what is entertainment pepper local, national, and cable newsrooms. Cable channels devoted entirely to entertainment and a plethora of syndicated, half-hour entertainment news magazines air nightly. It was not always so. When "Entertainment Tonight" premiered in 1981, the first daily half-hour syndicated news program, no one thought it would survive. No one believed there was enough celebrity and Hollywood news to fill a daily half-hour, much less interest an audience. Still, "ET" set out to become the glitzy, glamorous newscast of record for the entertainment industry and twenty-seven years later is still going strong. But the legacy of entertainment as news is only one of its many facets. The creators of "ET" developed a unique delivery system that revolutionized satellite syndication and it popularized the cash-plus-barter system of selling syndicated programs. The first five years of the program, from 1981 to 1986, were seminal in creating these facets that would provide the backbone for the success of the program and much of syndicated television for the next two decades. The philosophies and principles for producing the program that emerged during these years provided a stable base upon which "ET" would evolve into the leader for entertainment news on television. This dissertation uncovers what it took to create a pioneer in syndicated television and a show that today can bill itself as "television's most watched entertainment news program." The story of the first five years of "ET" is told in this dissertation through the personal interviews and reflections of the producers, reporters, anchors, and executives who brought "ET" to life, as well as contextual analysis of a sample of early shows and published reviews and articles. Television news directors in local and cable markets who remember when "ET" premiered also explain the impact it had on television news. By understanding how "ET" began and why it survives, we can better understand where news and entertainment are headed today and how syndicated television programming developed. Advisors/Committee Members: Washburn, Patrick S. (Committee Chair).

Subjects/Keywords: Journalism; Mass Media; television; entertainment; news; broadcast

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APA (6th Edition):

Magee, S. C. (2008). That's Television Entertainment: The History, Development, and Impact of the First Five Seasons of "Entertainment Tonight," 1981-86. (Doctoral Dissertation). Ohio University. Retrieved from http://rave.ohiolink.edu/etdc/view?acc_num=ohiou1217427973

Chicago Manual of Style (16th Edition):

Magee, Sara C. “That's Television Entertainment: The History, Development, and Impact of the First Five Seasons of "Entertainment Tonight," 1981-86.” 2008. Doctoral Dissertation, Ohio University. Accessed June 19, 2019. http://rave.ohiolink.edu/etdc/view?acc_num=ohiou1217427973.

MLA Handbook (7th Edition):

Magee, Sara C. “That's Television Entertainment: The History, Development, and Impact of the First Five Seasons of "Entertainment Tonight," 1981-86.” 2008. Web. 19 Jun 2019.

Vancouver:

Magee SC. That's Television Entertainment: The History, Development, and Impact of the First Five Seasons of "Entertainment Tonight," 1981-86. [Internet] [Doctoral dissertation]. Ohio University; 2008. [cited 2019 Jun 19]. Available from: http://rave.ohiolink.edu/etdc/view?acc_num=ohiou1217427973.

Council of Science Editors:

Magee SC. That's Television Entertainment: The History, Development, and Impact of the First Five Seasons of "Entertainment Tonight," 1981-86. [Doctoral Dissertation]. Ohio University; 2008. Available from: http://rave.ohiolink.edu/etdc/view?acc_num=ohiou1217427973


Ohio University

2. Wood, Leland K. When the Locomotive Puffs: Corporate Public Relations of the First Transcontinental Railroad Builders.

Degree: PhD, Journalism (Communication), 2009, Ohio University

The dissertation documents public-relations practices of officers and managers in two companies: the Central Pacific Railroad with offices in Sacramento, California, and the Union Pacific Railroad with offices in New York City. It asserts that sophisticated and systematic corporate public relations were practiced during the construction of the first transcontinental railroad, fifty years before historians generally place the beginning of such practice. Documentation of the transcontinental railroad practices was gathered utilizing existing historical presentations and a review of four archives containing correspondence and documents from the period. Those leading the two enterprises were compelled to practice public relations in order to raise $125 million needed to construct the 1,776-mile-long railroad by obtaining and keeping federal loan guarantees and by establishing and maintaining an image attractive to potential bond buyers. Also, relationships had to be established and maintained with members of Congress, the California state legislature, and federal regulators; with workers and potential workers; and with journalists. In addition, the companies‚ images among the general public also had to be established and maintained. The railroad leaders sometimes faced public-relations dilemmas in which the material produced to build relationships with one audience might damage relationships with another audience. The dissertation concludes that, despite the enormous challenges faced in the construction of the railroad, the companies‚ leaders persisted in their attention to public relations and developed practices that continue to be used. Advisors/Committee Members: Washburn, Patrick S. (Committee Chair).

Subjects/Keywords: American History; transcontinental railroad; Pacific railroad; Central Pacific; Union Pacific; corporate public relations; 1800s

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Wood, L. K. (2009). When the Locomotive Puffs: Corporate Public Relations of the First Transcontinental Railroad Builders. (Doctoral Dissertation). Ohio University. Retrieved from http://rave.ohiolink.edu/etdc/view?acc_num=ohiou1249568716

Chicago Manual of Style (16th Edition):

Wood, Leland K. “When the Locomotive Puffs: Corporate Public Relations of the First Transcontinental Railroad Builders.” 2009. Doctoral Dissertation, Ohio University. Accessed June 19, 2019. http://rave.ohiolink.edu/etdc/view?acc_num=ohiou1249568716.

MLA Handbook (7th Edition):

Wood, Leland K. “When the Locomotive Puffs: Corporate Public Relations of the First Transcontinental Railroad Builders.” 2009. Web. 19 Jun 2019.

Vancouver:

Wood LK. When the Locomotive Puffs: Corporate Public Relations of the First Transcontinental Railroad Builders. [Internet] [Doctoral dissertation]. Ohio University; 2009. [cited 2019 Jun 19]. Available from: http://rave.ohiolink.edu/etdc/view?acc_num=ohiou1249568716.

Council of Science Editors:

Wood LK. When the Locomotive Puffs: Corporate Public Relations of the First Transcontinental Railroad Builders. [Doctoral Dissertation]. Ohio University; 2009. Available from: http://rave.ohiolink.edu/etdc/view?acc_num=ohiou1249568716


Ohio University

3. Simpson, Edgar C. ‘Sustained Outrage:’ W.E. ‘Ned’ Chilton III and the Charleston (West Virginia) Gazette, 1962-87.

Degree: MS, Journalism (Communication), 2009, Ohio University

W.E. “Ned” Chilton III, over nearly three decades years as the third-generation owner/publisher of the <i>Charleston Gazette</i>, West Virginia’s largest newspaper, developed a philosophy of journalism called “Sustained Outrage,” which stressed ongoing investigative reports about and direct commentary on society's major social and commercial issues. These efforts included a five-year campaign to end the “ghoul system” in the state; crafting a strategy of suing lawyers who sued him for libel; successfully suing for open records; becoming the first in the nation to wrest his own files as well as the newspaper’s from the Federal Bureau of Investigation; using his own reporters to investigate his fellow publishers in West Virginia; and many other crusades. This thesis examines those efforts in the context of his overall philosophy, the shifting industry trends toward consolidated ownership, the battle to define and uphold First Amendment values, and the state's own struggle to shake off historic poverty and provincialism. Advisors/Committee Members: Washburn, Patrick S. (Committee Chair).

Subjects/Keywords: Journalism; First Amendment; sustained outrage; Ned Chilton; newspapers; Charleston Gazette

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Simpson, E. C. (2009). ‘Sustained Outrage:’ W.E. ‘Ned’ Chilton III and the Charleston (West Virginia) Gazette, 1962-87. (Masters Thesis). Ohio University. Retrieved from http://rave.ohiolink.edu/etdc/view?acc_num=ohiou1256223199

Chicago Manual of Style (16th Edition):

Simpson, Edgar C. “‘Sustained Outrage:’ W.E. ‘Ned’ Chilton III and the Charleston (West Virginia) Gazette, 1962-87.” 2009. Masters Thesis, Ohio University. Accessed June 19, 2019. http://rave.ohiolink.edu/etdc/view?acc_num=ohiou1256223199.

MLA Handbook (7th Edition):

Simpson, Edgar C. “‘Sustained Outrage:’ W.E. ‘Ned’ Chilton III and the Charleston (West Virginia) Gazette, 1962-87.” 2009. Web. 19 Jun 2019.

Vancouver:

Simpson EC. ‘Sustained Outrage:’ W.E. ‘Ned’ Chilton III and the Charleston (West Virginia) Gazette, 1962-87. [Internet] [Masters thesis]. Ohio University; 2009. [cited 2019 Jun 19]. Available from: http://rave.ohiolink.edu/etdc/view?acc_num=ohiou1256223199.

Council of Science Editors:

Simpson EC. ‘Sustained Outrage:’ W.E. ‘Ned’ Chilton III and the Charleston (West Virginia) Gazette, 1962-87. [Masters Thesis]. Ohio University; 2009. Available from: http://rave.ohiolink.edu/etdc/view?acc_num=ohiou1256223199

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