Television Policies of the Labour Party, 1951-2001

Television Policies of the Labour Party, 1951-2001

by Des Freedman
     
 

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Drawing upon archival research as well as interviews with participants, Freedman describes the history of the British Labour Party's involvement with television broadcasting. The volume opens with an examination of the party's divided response to the development of commercial television in the 1950s. Other topics include the party's role in the creation of the Open

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Drawing upon archival research as well as interviews with participants, Freedman describes the history of the British Labour Party's involvement with television broadcasting. The volume opens with an examination of the party's divided response to the development of commercial television in the 1950s. Other topics include the party's role in the creation of the Open University, its reaction to Conservative-backed television reforms of the 1980s, and Labour's recent attempts to liberalize and deregulate British television. Freedman teaches communications and cultural studies at Goldsmiths College, London. Distributed in the US by ISBS. Annotation ©2003 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780714654553
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
07/30/2003
Series:
British Politics and Society Series
Edition description:
ANN
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.00(d)

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