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Public Radio and Television in America A Political History by Ralph Engelman
  

Public Radio and Television in America A Political History

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Public Radio and Television in America A Political History by Ralph Engelman

The origins and evolution of the major insititutions in the United States for noncommercial radio and television are explored in this unique volume. Ralph Engelman examines the politics behind the development of National Public Radio, Radio Pacifica and the Public Broadcasting Service. He traces the changing social forces that converged to launch and shape these institutions from the Second World War to the present day. The book challenges several commonly held beliefs - including that the mass media is simply a manipulative tool - and concludes that public broadcasting has an enormous potential as an emancipatory vehicle.

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Publication date

22nd April 1996

Author

Ralph Engelman

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Publisher

SAGE Publications Inc

Format

Paperback
352 pages

Categories

Radio & television industry
Media studies

ISBN

9780803954076

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