Public Radio and Television in America: A Political History
SAGE Publications, 1996 M04 22 - 342 páginas
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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The meeting apparently helped clear the air . Powell resigned shortly thereafter , and Bennet's choice of Powell's successor , Bill Buzenberg , an NPR staff member for 12 years , was popular with the staff ( Porter , 1990 ) .
After all , the Ford Foundation was withdrawing as public TV's chief financial angel , and the future of the noncommercial television system that White helped build would be threatened without passage of federal legislation .
Some of the same foundation officials who helped launch public television provided strategic support for public access . For example , Lloyd Morrisett , president of the Markle Foundation since 1969 , had been vice president of the ...
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