Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Recommended Reading

The Complete Directory to Prime Time Network and Cable TV Shows, 1946-Present, a terrific encyclopedic work (referred to previously in this space), is by Tim Brooks and Earle Marsh, and is published by Ballantine Books.

It first appeared in 1979; there have been a number of editions since.

The 1979 edition was 849 pages long, and included information regarding 2500+ prime time network television shows. The most recent edition, from 2007, is more than 1800 pages long, and contains entries for 6500+ network and cable programs.

In preparing my book about early television, I consulted Brooks’ and Marsh’s richly detailed Directory often, over time.