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Pacifica radio : the rise of an alternative network

Author: Matthew Lasar
Publisher: Philadelphia [Pa.] : Temple University Press, 2000.
Series: American subjects.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Updated edView all editions and formats
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"Pacifica Radio traces the cultural and political currents that shaped America's first listener-supported, public radio network, which began with KPFA-FM in Berkeley. For fifty years, Pacifica has introduced diverse and controversial programs, while struggling against social and political conformity." "In this expanded paperback edition, Lasar provides a postscript ("A Crisis of Containment") that examines the  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Matthew Lasar
ISBN: 1566396603 9781566396608
OCLC Number: 39216680
Description: xvii, 304 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Contents: CONTENTS Preface Part One: War 1. The Road to Coleville 2. The Pleasures of the Harbor Part Two: Dialogue 3. Utopia in Richmond 4. The 2 Percent Solution 5. 1949 6. A Hedonist's Millennium 7. Three Gurus and a Critic Photo Gallery following page 129 Part Three: Dissent 8. Palace Revolution 9. Room for Dissent 10. The Man at the Door Conclusion Notes Index
Series Title: American subjects.
Responsibility: Matthew Lasar.

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This account of Pacifica's turbulent history begins with a portrait of Lewis Hill and the group of people from the pacifist community who established the Pacifica Foundation. The radio station was to  Read more...

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