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0730-15 New York Times Crossword Answers 30 Jul 15, Thursday

My wife and I are on a summer road trip, a loop from California extending as far east as New Orleans (we hope). While on the road I am continuing to solve and post, although I may not be as prompt in posting or responding to messages as I would like. I hope you can understand! After braving mountain lions and rattlesnakes for the wholetrip, horseflies managed to shoo us off the hiking trails in Palo Dura Canyon today. We also visited Cadillac Ranch near Amarillo (not quite Stonehenge) ... Bill
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1. Chronicler of the English Restoration : PEPYS
Samuel Pepys was a British Member of Parliament and naval administrator, more famous these days for his diary than for his contribution to political history. Pepys started to keep a diary on New Year's Day in 1660 and recorded his daily life for almost ten years. His writings include details of his personal life as well as firsthand accounts of the important events of the 1660s such as the Great Plague of 1665 and the Great Fire of London in 1666.

In English history, the Restoration was the period immediately following the restoration of the English monarchy to the thrones of England, Scotland and Ireland. This took place in 1660 when Charles II was crowned king after an 11-year gap following the execution of his father Charles I.

6. Open a crack : AJAR
Our word "ajar" is thought to come from Scottish dialect, in which "a char" means "slightly open".

10. Player for big laughs : HAM
The word "ham", describing a performer who overacts, is apparently a shortened form of "hamfatter" and dates back to the late 1800s. "Hamfatter" comes from a song in old minstrel shows called "The Ham-Fat Man". It seems that a poorly performing actor was deemed to have the "acting" qualities of a minstrel made up in blackface.

15. Baby ___ : MAMA
“Baby mama” is a term used... Source: WEB's New York Times Crossword Solution @ NYTCrossword.com


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  • Blue Skies

    Temple University Press. 2008. ISBN: 9781592137060,1592137067. 816 pages.

    Cable television is arguably the dominant mass media technology in the U.S. today. Blue Skies traces its history in detail, depicting the important events and people that shaped its development, from the precursors of cable TV in the 1920s and '30s to the first community antenna systems in the 1950s, and from the creation of the national satellite-distributed cable networks in the 1970s to the current incarnation of "info-structure" that dominates our lives. Author Patrick Parsons also...

  • How Television Invented New Media

    Rutgers University Press. 2015. ISBN: 9780813550046,0813550041. 187 pages.

    Now if I just remembered where I put that original TV play device--the universal remote control . . . Television is a global industry, a medium of representation, an architectural component of space, and a nearly universal frame of reference for viewers. Yet it is also an abstraction and an often misunderstood science whose critical influence on the development, history, and diffusion of new media has been both minimized and overlooked. How Television Invented New Media adjusts the picture of...

  • An Introduction to Television Studies

    Routledge. 2012. ISBN: 9781136802416,113680241X. 368 pages.

    In this comprehensive textbook, newly updated for its second edition, Jonathan Bignell provides students with a framework for understanding the key concepts and main approaches to Television Studies, including audience research, television history and broadcasting policy, and the analytical study of individual programmes. Features for the second edition include: a glossary of key terms key terms defined in margins suggestions for further reading at the end of each chapter activities for use...


Directory

How Cable Changed the Way We Watch Television

The history of cable television, from its birth in the mountains of Pennsylvania in the late 1940s to the digital revolution.

The Story of Cable | NCTA

Since 1948, the cable industry has been a major force of innovation in America. Follow the timeline for some of cable's achievements.

History of television - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

8 Cable television; 9 Satellite television. ... The earliest version of the CRT was invented by the German physicist Ferdinand Braun in 1897 and is also known as the ...

Who Invented Cable Television? | eHow - eHow | How to ...

Who Invented Cable Television?. Cable television was first known as Community Antenna Television after inventor and appliance store owner, John Walson ...

When was cable television first invented - Answers - The ...

The modern use of cable television began with outlying areas using large towers for CATV (Community Antenna Television) in 1948. Some began subscription services in 1949.