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Telecommunications, Mass Media, and Democracy : the Battle for the Control of U.S. Broadcasting, 1928-1935.

Author: Robert W McChesney
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 1995.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This study examines a critical point in US broadcasting, when a strong opposition emerged to challenge network-dominated, advertising-supported media such as radio.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Robert W McChesney
ISBN: 9780198023609 019802360X
OCLC Number: 437173354
Description: 1 online resource (410 pages)
Contents: Contents; Abbreviations; Principal Characters; 1. Introduction; 2. General Order 40 and the Emergence of Commercial Broadcasting, 1925-1930; 3. The Broadcast Reform Movement I: The Payne Fund and Ferment Among the Educators; 4. The Broadcast Reform Movement II: Nonprofit Broadcasters, Civic Organizations, and Intellectuals; 5. The Broadcast Reform Movement versus the Radio Lobby: Arguments, Proposals, Programs, and Problems; 6. 1930-Summer 1932: The Battle on Capitol Hill; 7. Autumn 1932-December 1933: The Battle for Public Opinion and the White House. 8. December 1933-January 1935: The Statutory Consolidation of the Status Quo9. January 1935 and Beyond: The Ideological Consolidation of the Status Quo; 10. Conclusion; Notes; Selected Bibliography; Index.

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This study examines a critical point in US broadcasting, when a strong opposition emerged to challenge network-dominated, advertising-supported media such as radio.

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