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Made Possible By . . . The Death of Public Broadcasting in the United States
     

Made Possible By . . . The Death of Public Broadcasting in the United States

by James Ledbetter
 

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Made Possible By... is an engrossing history of public broadcasting, from its initial idealist attempt to reshape the vast wasteland of television, to its current lamentable state—safe, consistently mediocre, and as dependent on corporate financing as its commercial counterparts.

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Made Possible By... is an engrossing history of public broadcasting, from its initial idealist attempt to reshape the vast wasteland of television, to its current lamentable state—safe, consistently mediocre, and as dependent on corporate financing as its commercial counterparts.

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“A sharp, persuasive analysis of public broadcasting's decline and fall.”—David Futrelle, Newsday

“Crammed with newsy incidents and amazing quotes ... a valuable source book for years to come.”—Richard Buell, Boston Globe

“Ledbetter's refusal to hide behind Big Bird is refreshing; his recommendations are cogent.”—Martha Bayles, New York Times

“Ledbetter's view is balanced, his eye is cold and sharp, and his research is exhaustive.”—Stephen Stark, Washington Post

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781859840290
Publisher:
Verso Books
Publication date:
11/28/1998
Edition description:
PBK ED
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
5.10(w) x 7.80(h) x 0.83(d)

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