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Theater, Film and Television

A guide to theater, film and television research for Kingsborough students.

Books on Television

The easiest way to find books on television in the library is by searching in our catalog, OneSearch. Each book listed in the catalog also has a number of subject headings assigned to it. If you click on the subject link for a book, you can find more books on that same subject. If you are looking for a place to begin your research, please consider our television reference collection.

Books on television will likely be found under some of the subject headings below. Try entering some of the terms below into a search and you'll find many titles. The list here is not exhaustive, but intended to give you a place to start while searching. Subjects with more titles are bolded.


Children’s television programs -- United States

Situation comedies (Television programs)


Television Acting

Television Advertising

Television Advertising -- United States

Television and Children

Television and children -- United States

Television and families -- United States

Television and music

Television and politics -- United States

Television and women -- United States

Television and youth -- United States

Television broadcasting -- Europe

Television broadcasting -- Great Britain

Television broadcasting of news

Television broadcasting of news -- Great Britain

Television broadcasting of news -- Political aspects -- United States

Television broadcasting of news -- United States

Television broadcasting of sports -- United States

Television broadcasting -- Periodicals

Television broadcasting policy -- United States

Television broadcasting -- Social aspects

Television broadcasting -- Social aspects -- United States

Television broadcasting -- United States

Television broadcasting -- United States -- History

Television cameras

Television comedies -- United States

Television comedies -- United States -- History and criticism

Television criticism

Television -- History

Television in politics -- United States

Television -- Law and legislation -- United States

Television -- Periodicals

Television personalities -- United States -- Biography -- Biography

Television plays

Television -- Production and direction

Television programs

Television programs -- Social aspects -- United States

Television programs -- United States

Television programs -- United States -- History

Television -- Psychological aspects

Television series -- United States

Television -- social aspects

Television talk shows -- United States

Television viewers

Television viewers -- United States

Television -- Vocational guidance




if you would like to browse the library's collection, here are some potentially relevant call numbers for television. You can find further recommendations for subject terms and call numbers for each area of drama and film in the Books on Theater and Film pages. 

7th Floor: 

  • P 87-96: Mass Media (Communications)
  • PN1560-1590: Performing Arts, Show Business
  • PN 1990-1992.92: Broadcasting
  • PN1992-1992.92: Television broadcasting

Books on Specific Television Programs

Books about several influential tv shows are available at the library on the seventh floor. You can find them under the call numbers listed here: 


Years Aired

Call Number

The Sopranos


PN1992.77 .S66

The Tonight Show


PN 1992.77 .T63

Saturday Night Live



The Honeymooners


PN1992.77 .H623



PN 1992.77 .M2854




Mad Men


PN1992.77 .M226



PN1992.77 .S4285

Television Reference Works