An information filled history and breezy readStrongly recommend "for folks who like to watch skating they will find it informative and fun This book gives us "folks who like to watch skating they will find it informative and fun This book gives us insights into ice skating that I have not found in other books the uotes from people in the know all the little things that can t be covered on TV It s a very interesting book This is one of the best books I ve read on skating in years It isn t simply that it is refreshing and informative to read about skating from The Perspective Of The Individuals perspective of the individuals in televising it It s also that it is very well researched and written Of particular interest to most readers will be the reflections on skating by sports broadcasters such as Verne Lunduist who are known primarily for their work on other sports This book also gives important insight into the reasons behind the gradual limination of school figures for skating competition All in all this is a great book and a must read for skating fans. Of all winter sports none is so widely watched and commented upon by the media as figure skating which is often considered the Winter Olympics' centerpiece This critical text xamines the ways in which media attention has gradually altered and affected the sport from the arly appearances of Sonja Heni.
Free read Skating on Air: The Broadcast History of an Olympic Marquee Sport
Great book for skating fans and spectatorsI really njoyed the behind the scenes of how skating competitions were televised The book highlights the sport in arly days and how the skating world and sports television influenced ach other as skating began to be featured the skating world and sports television influenced ach other as skating began to be featured television Kelli highlights how the compulsory figure portion of the competition as well as the short program where shaped by the growing skating television audience There are also great tidbits about the whack with Nancy Kerrigan and the resulting television covera If you grew up watching Figure Skating on television you will love reading this book Ms Lawrence goes into the genesis of putting skating on the big screen with Sonja Henie winner of 3 Olympic Gold medals in the 1930 s and thus becoming a Hollywood Movie Star to putting skating on the small screen to million of viewers in their living rooms The author tells us of the first televised Winter Olympic Games in Cortina Ital. E to skating's gradual audience growth via television and to the ramifications of the scandals in the 1994 and 2002 Olympics The "Topic Is Illuminated Bythan "is illuminated bythan interviews with commentators skaters producers directors and others In addition to numerous photos illustrations show the compulsory figures fo.