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Title:
Arthur Godfrey : the adventures of an American broadcaster
Author:
Singer, Arthur J., 1939-
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
Jefferson, NC : McFarland, [2000]

©2000
Physical Description:
x, 246 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780786407040
Format :
Book

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Status
Central Library PN1991.4.G6 S57 2000 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area
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Summary

Summary

Arthur Godfrey's voice was once the most recognized in America. At one time, he was on radio and television sixteen hours a week with three different top-ten shows and was responsible for 12 percent of CBS's annual revenues. His popular and gentle persona masked, however, a fiery temper that eventually toppled him from superstar status.This talented and influential broadcasting pioneer has never before been the subject of a book-length biography. This chronicle of a unique entertainer and salesman offers an analysis of a defining era in broadcasting and provides a clear lesson about the pitfalls of fame and success.


Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsp. vii
Prologuep. 1
1 The Family Roller Coasterp. 5
2 Runawayp. 11
3 Radio Operator, U.S. Navyp. 15
4 On the Road Againp. 22
5 Red Godfrey, the Warbling Banjoistp. 26
6 NBC's Tuxedoed Announcerp. 31
7 The Fortuitous Accidentp. 34
8 The Godfrey Wayp. 38
9 A Call from Walter Winchellp. 44
10 Washington Daysp. 49
11 Radio's Fly Boyp. 56
12 The Washington-New York Shuttlep. 61
13 Arthur Godfrey Time: Finally the Networkp. 67
14 Talent Scouts: Prime Time Godfreyp. 74
15 Settling Inp. 79
16 Television: CBS and Godfrey Take the Plungep. 86
17 Everything a Firstp. 92
18 All the Little Godfreysp. 100
19 Selling Products, Building Companiesp. 115
20 Life at the Topp. 124
21 Trouble in Paradisep. 136
22 The La Rosa Affairp. 144
23 In the Wakep. 156
24 Transitioningp. 163
25 Cancer: Grace and Couragep. 176
26 Not in the Cardsp. 183
27 Radio Days Againp. 187
28 Ecology, a New Passionp. 198
29 The Last Network Radio Showp. 206
30 Crusadingp. 212
31 The Last Television Showp. 218
32 King of the Airwavesp. 221
Afterwordp. 227
Chapter Notesp. 231
Selected Bibliographyp. 239
Indexp. 241

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