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Tim Brooks (television historian)

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Language  English
Genre  History
Role  Television historian
Nationality  American
Name  Tim Brooks
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Born  18 April 1942 (age 73) (1942-04-18)
Occupation  Business executive, historian, writer
Subject  Television, radio, recording industry
Notable works  The Complete Directory to Prime Time Network and Cable TV Shows
Awards  Grammy Award for Best Historical Album, National Book Award for General Reference Books (Paperback)
People also search for  Earle Marsh, Richard K. Spottswood, David Giovannoni, Meagan Hennessey, Richard Martin
Books  The Complete Directory, Lost Sounds: Blacks an, The Columbia Master B, British Propaganda to France, Little Wonder Records

Tim Brooks (born April 18, 1942) is an American television and radio historian, author and retired television executive. He is credited with having helped launch the Sci Fi Channel in 1992 as well as other USA Network projects and channels.


Comments made by Brooks regarding the Sci Fi Channels name being changed in 2009 to Syfy led network president Dave Howe to publicly distance himself and his network from Brooks' comments.


  • The Complete Directory to Prime Time Network and Cable TV Shows, 1946-Present (1979), by Brooks and Earle Marsh
  • Lost Sounds: Blacks and the Birth of the Recording Industry, published in 2004 with a related double-CD by the same name which won a Grammy Award in 2007.
  • Awards

  • Lifetime Achievement Award from the Association for Recorded Sound Collections in 2004.
  • The Complete Directory by Brooks and Marsh won a 1980 U.S. National Book Award in the one-year category General Reference (paperback).


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