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The History of Talk Radio
The History of Talk Radio
Actors: Don Imus, Larry King, Howard Stern
Genres: Educational, Musicals & Performing Arts, Documentary
NR     2005     1hr 0min

Talk Radio is unquestionably the fastest growing radio format in America today. The History Of Talk Radio is a comprehensive and entertaining documentary which provides an in-depth look at this incredibly popular medium. ...  more »

     
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Actors: Don Imus, Larry King, Howard Stern
Creator: Dennis Hedlund
Genres: Educational, Musicals & Performing Arts, Documentary
Sub-Genres: Educational, Documentary, Documentary
Studio: White Star
Format: DVD - Black and White,Color - Closed-captioned
DVD Release Date: 06/28/2005
Original Release Date: 01/01/1996
Theatrical Release Date: 01/01/1996
Release Year: 2005
Run Time: 1hr 0min
Screens: Black and White,Color
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 0
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English

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History Of Talk Radio
Roy Williams | Los Angeles | 09/20/2005
(2 out of 5 stars)

"Too much New York bias (and I'm an ex-New Yorker who listened to the profiled personalities in my youth) hurt this effort. Tom Leykis and the late great Jean Shepherd were conspiciously missing. The Chicago School (Studs Terkel) wasn't on this video tape at all. In short, this film was a flawed effort, a disappointment."
...this video is a SHAM!...
rocky-o | 09/01/2007
(1 out of 5 stars)

"i have been in radio most of my life, and i love talk radio...this video would like to proclaim itself as 'the history of talk radio', but it is nothing more than a republican, conservative white-wash of the truth...
they try to make out like rush limbaugh is the savior of the talk radio format, along with fellow gop flunkies oliver north and g.gordon liddy, but they pass over don imus and howard stern with the blink of an eye...

now, i'm no fan of stern at all, (quite the contrary), but, ya' gotta admit, he did stir things up a bit, and set a tone for the MAJORITY of what talk radio is now...

but imus is an institution...you cannot talk about 'talk radio' without his MAJOR contribution...(even amazon put his name first in the 'featuring' section...)

yet...the people actually featured on this tape to any length, are all hacks that very few people listen to, or care about, like rush, and most have only stayed in their format because the station owners like 'em...

(and in regards to new york being 'too much' in the video, frankly, you can't have too much when it comes to new york and radio...it's the mecca that all radio personalities strive for...)

sadly though, there's just too much unwarranted republican nonsense on this tape to even make it worth the time of day, no less all of 'history'...

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