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Dirty Discourse : Sex and Indecency in Broadcasting.

Author: Robert L Hilliard; Michael C Keith
Publisher: Chichester : John Wiley & Sons, 2008.
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Changes in American society, the pluralistic nature of its citizens, and its geographic preclude a common definition of what is indecent, profane, or obscene. What may appear to be "dirty discourse" to some may be considered to be laudable satire to others. Renowned media scholars and authors Robert Hilliard and Michael Keith examine the blue side of the airways in Dirty Discourse: Sex and Indecency in Broadcasting  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Robert L Hilliard; Michael C Keith
ISBN: 9780470776995 0470776994 1281310905 9781281310903
OCLC Number: 476170437
Description: 1 online resource (308 pages)
Contents: Dirty Discourse Sex and Indecency in Broadcasting; Contents; Foreword by Newton N. Minow; Preface; Chapter 1. I Can't De.ne It, But . . .; Chapter 2. How Many Dirty Words?; Chapter 3. Crock Jocks to Shock Jocks; Chapter 4. Strange Music Fills the Air . . .; Chapter 5. You Have to Pay to Play; Chapter 6. Crass, Brass, and Alas; Chapter 7. Tit for Tat; Chapter 8. Speak the Speech; Appendix A: FCC v. Pacifica Foundation; Appendix B: FCC Stance on the Enforcement of Prohibition Against Obscene and Indecent Broadcasts; Appendix C: Primer on Indecency from Haley, Bader & Potts.

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Changes in American society, the pluralistic nature of its citizens, and its geographic preclude a common definition of what is indecent, profane, or obscene. What may appear to be "dirty discourse" to some may be considered to be laudable satire to others. Renowned media scholars and authors Robert Hilliard and Michael Keith examine the blue side of the airways in Dirty Discourse: Sex and Indecency in Broadcasting . This first-ever analysis of the history and nature of off-color program content explores the treatment of once-forbidden topics in the electronic media, investigating the beliefs.

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