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persistence of vision
People can see motion in rapidly moving pictures b/c of the physiological phenomenon known as
Thomas Edison sought profit from Eadweard Muybridge's discovery of how to make motion pictures. He gave the task of improving the process to his top scientist: ____
The Great Train Robbery
the first film to utilize editing, intercutting of scenes, and a mobile camera to tell a story
In 1908, Thomas Edison united the 10 companies that held all the necessary patents for film production into the Motion Pictures Patents Company (MPPC), which was often simply called
motion picture production code
the MPPDA established a set of guidelines for what was and was not acceptable in movies, called ___
the control of a film's production, distribution, and exhibition by a movie studio
Lee DeForest's major contribution to the history of radio, other than the invention of the audion tube, was the development and popularization of the use of radio for ___
Radio Music Box Memo
In 1916, David Sarnoff sent to his superiors at American Marconi his ideas on how to make radio a "household utility." This now famous memo is called the ___
Radio Corporation of America
immediately after WWI, the U.S. government, concerned that the development of radio would be delayed by patent fights and that its future would be controlled by a foreign company (British Marconi), established a government-sanctioned monopoly to run radio called ___
Wireless Ship Act of 1910
the first instance of U.S. government regulation of radio was the ____, passed soon after the passengers of the sinking ship Republic were saved b/c that vessel was equipped with a radio
stations that link themselves to a national broadcast network for the purpose of airing its programs
when, in 1943, the government ordered NBC to divest itself of one of its networks, it sold NBC Blue to Edward Noble, who renamed it ___
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