Dirty Discourse: Sex and Indecency in Broadcasting / Edition 2

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Written from a social and cultural perspective, Dirty Discourse concentrates on the means of greatest distribution - radio, with its phenomenal growth of "shock jocks" and rap music lyrics, and provides coverage of television and the Internet. The book shows how and why broadcasting has evolved from the ribald antics of the Roaring 20s to today's streaming cybersex, contrasting the standards and actions of the FCC v. the First Amendment amidst the over-the-air and in-the-court battles of over-the-top radio. It examines political pressures and legal considerations, including Supreme Court decisions, and efforts to protect children from media smut.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781405150538
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 7/31/2006
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 312
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.75 (d)

Meet the Author

Robert L. Hilliard is Professor of Visual and Media Arts at Emerson College in Boston. Dr. Hilliard was Chief of the Public Broadcasting Branch of the Federal Communications Commission and was Chair of the Federal Interagency Media Committee. He is the author of more than 30 books on communication, including several leading media textbooks.

Michael C. Keith is a professor in the Communication Department at Boston College and author of numerous journal articles and over 20 books on electronic media. Dr. Keith is past Chair of Education for the Museum of Broadcast Communications. This is Hilliard and Keith’s seventh co-authored book, including the 1999 President’s Annual Booklist selection, Waves of Rancor: Tuning in the Radical Right, and The Broadcast Century: A History of American Radio and Television.

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Table of Contents

Ch. 1 I can't define it, but ... 1
Ch. 2 How many dirty words? 22
Ch. 3 Crock jocks to shock jocks 52
Ch. 4 Strange music fills the air ... 84
Ch. 5 You have to pay to play 102
Ch. 6 Crass, brass, and alas 117
Ch. 7 Tit for tat 144
Ch. 8 Speak the speech 154
App. A FCC v. Pacifica Foundation 163
App. B FCC stance on the enforcement of prohibition against obscene and indecent broadcasts 200
App. C Primer on indecency from Haley, Bader & Potts 203
App. D FCC on the implementation of section 10 of the Cable Consumer Protection and Competition Act of 1992 207
App. E Plaintiffs v. Attorney General Janet Reno 216
App. F FCC letter to Infinity Broadcasting Corp 242
App. G Eargazam playlist 245
App. H FCC finding on the KBOO foundation 247
App. I FCC finding on Capstar TX limited partnership 254
App. J FCC finding on Citicasters Co 262
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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 2, 2006

    even dirtier

    Read the proof of this forthcoming paperback version. The topic is still hot and when will it not be? Hilliard and Keith do their job skillfully and entertainingly. Sure to become a classic.

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