Dessart, George Baldwin, Jr.

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DESSART, George Baldwin, Jr.

DESSART, George Baldwin, Jr. American (born Germany), b. 1925. Genres: Communications/Media. Career: Station WCAU-TV, Philadelphia, 1953-65 as director, writer, and producer of television broadcasts and series, director of public affairs, 1952-54; executive producer, documentary unit for WCBSTV, NYC, 1965-67, director of community services, 1967-71, executive assistant to the general manager, 1971-. Lecturer in charge of TV labs, Annenberg School of Communications, University of Pennsylvania, 1961-69; adjunct associate professor of education, Lehmann College, City University of New York, 1969-72, adjunct professor, 1972-. Publications: Television in the Real World, 1978; (with W.F. Baker) Down the Tube: An Inside Account of the Failure of American Television, 1998. Address: 1320 St. Charles St. #2, Alameda, CA 94501-3926, U.S.A.