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The television code : regulating the screen to safeguard the industry

Author: Deborah Lynn Jaramillo; National Association of Radio and Television Broadcasters (U.S.)
Publisher: Austin : University of Texas Press, 2018. ©2018
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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The broadcasting industry's trade association, the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB), sought to sanitize television content via its self-regulatory document, the Television Code. The Code covered everything from the stories, images, and sounds of TV programs (no profanity, illicit sex and drinking, negative portrayals of family life and law enforcement officials, or irreverence for God and religion) to the  Read more...
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Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Deborah Lynn Jaramillo; National Association of Radio and Television Broadcasters (U.S.)
ISBN: 9781477316443 1477316442 9781477317013 1477317015
OCLC Number: 1007510883
Description: xv, 256 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Introduction : The Television Code and the trade association --
Regulatory precedents before television: the government and the NAB experiment with radio --
Distinguishing television from radio via the trade association : the rise and fall of the television broadcasters association --
The industry talks about a television code: discourses of decency, self-regulation, and medium specificity --
The television audience speaks out: viewer complaints and the demand for government intervention --
The Federal Communications Commision: impotent bureaucrats, underhanded censors, or exasperated intermediaries? --
Senator William Benton challenges the commercial television paradigm --
Conclusion : After the code --
Appendix A. The Television Code: section on "Acceptability of program material" --
Appendix B. The Television Code: section on "Decency and decorum in production".
Responsibility: Deborah L. Jaramillo.

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Revisiting early debates about TV content and censorship from industry and government perspectives, this book recounts the development of the Television Code, the TV counterpart to the Hays Motion  Read more...

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[A] valuable resource for media scholars and graduate students. * Choice * Jaramillo has authored a work with applications across many disciplines, especially history, media law, and even political Read more...

 
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