Public Radio And Television In America / Edition 1

Paperback (Print)
Buy New
Buy New from BN.com
$75.64
Buy Used
Buy Used from BN.com
$52.91
(Save 36%)
Item is in good condition but packaging may have signs of shelf wear/aging or torn packaging.
Condition: Used – Good details
Used and New from Other Sellers
Used and New from Other Sellers
from $15.59
Usually ships in 1-2 business days
(Save 81%)
Other sellers (Paperback)
  • All (19) from $15.59   
  • New (7) from $62.60   
  • Used (12) from $15.59   

Overview

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.

Read More Show Less

Editorial Reviews

Booknews
Offers a critical overview of public radio and television and public access television, focusing on the technological, ideological, and social forces shaping the development of National Public Radio, Radio Pacifica, the Public Broadcasting Service, and community television on cable. Draws on interviews with pioneers in the field, looking at public radio and television systems' dual potential as mechanisms for establishing government and corporate authorities, and as emancipatory vehicles. Paper edition (unseen), $24.95. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780803954076
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
  • Publication date: 1/1/1996
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 356
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.79 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction
The Politics of Public Radio and Television
PART ONE: PROLOGUE, 1914-1945
The Public Origins of American Broadcasting
The Defeat of the Broadcast Reform Movement of the 1930s
PART TWO: PUBLIC RADIO
Pacifica Radio
The Vision of Lewis K Hill
The Spread of Community Radio and Pacifica's Institutional Crisis
National Public Radio
The Vision of William H Siemering
Public Radio
From Supplemental to Primary Service
PART THREE: PUBLIC TELEVISION
The Foundation Years
The Government Years
The Corporate Years
PART FOUR: COMMUNITY TELEVISION
Public Access
The Vision of George Stoney
The Struggle over the Future of Community TV
PART FIVE: CONCLUSION
The Mystification of the Public Sphere in the History of American Broadcasting
The Attack of the Right and the Future of Public Radio and Television

Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)