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ERIC Number: ED031082
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1967
Pages: 186
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A Survey of Television.
Hood, Stuart
Based on the author's experiences in executive positions in both the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) and Independent Television (ITV), this survey offers his personal views on the purpose, achievement and shortcomings of the television industry. The history of the BBC and its commercial counterpart, ITV, is chronicled. After examining the character of the British television audience, he discusses the minimum restrictions that are imposed on programing and the resultant scope and variety of the programs available. British television journalism is discussed from the BBC's initially negative attitude toward pictorial journalism to the present day technique of the probing interview. Television's place in education is assessed with reference to the production of school programs and to the development of creativity within the production staff. The entertainment aspects of television in the United States and Great Britain are compared. A postscript outlines the effect of the June 1967 reallocation of licenses under the Independent Television Authority. (JY)
William Heinemann Ltd., 400 East 72nd St., New York, N.Y. 10021 (35S/$4.20)
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