Many early radio stars, writers, and producers later migrated to television, but the crossover left the ""American Radio Archives"" with a treasure trove of television documents. The collected scripts span more than 40 years of American television history, from live broadcasts of the 1940s to the late 1980s. They also cover the entire spectrum of television entertainment programming, including comedies, soap operas, dramas, crime and westerns. The archives of this title cover nearly 1,200 programs represented by over 6,000 individual scripts. It includes an index of actors, crew, titles and production companies, as well as a glossary of industry terms and 38 photographs.
Jeanette Berard is a librarian and certified archivist in Special Collections at the Thousand Oaks Library in California. Klaudia Englund is a certified archivist in Special Collections at the Thousand Oaks Library in California.