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Public service, private media : the political economy of the Cable-Satellite Public Affairs Network (C-SPAN)

Author: Glenn Michael Morris
Publisher: 2010.
Dissertation: Thesis (Ph. D.) -- University of Oregon, 2010.
Edition/Format:   Thesis/dissertation : Thesis/dissertation : Manuscript   Archival Material : English
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"C-SPAN was founded and is sponsored by the U.S. cable industry. The industry insists its support for the network is based on public service. However, this study reveals that C-SPAN affords the cable industry a number of substantial political economic benefits ... The study concludes that C-SPAN may serve the public, but it is not a public service"--Abstract.
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Material Type: Thesis/dissertation, Manuscript, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Archival Material, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Glenn Michael Morris
OCLC Number: 726749159
Notes: Typescript.
Includes vita and abstract.
Description: xi, 295 leaves ; 29 cm.
Contents: Introduction --
Theoretical framework --
Profile of C-SPAN --
Congressional television --
Cable as a social movement --
Cable's freeze and thaw --
The cable industry : three defining legislative acts --
C-SPAN : marketing an industry, promoting neoliberalism --
Conclusion.
Responsibility: by Glenn Michael Morris.
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"C-SPAN was founded and is sponsored by the U.S. cable industry. The industry insists its support for the network is based on public service. However, this study reveals that C-SPAN affords the cable industry a number of substantial political economic benefits ... The study concludes that C-SPAN may serve the public, but it is not a public service"--Abstract.

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