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ERIC Number: ED083783
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1972
Pages: 218
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Television Programming for News and Public Affairs. A Quantitative Analysis of Networks and Stations.
Wolf, Frank
The primary objectives of the study reported in this book was the identification and analysis of major factors that accounted for the quantity and proportion of news and public affairs programing shown on commercial television, and to explain why certain types of programs were far more frequently aired than were others. The problem and research strategy are outlined; elements important in shaping programing were identified and a sample of television stations were selected which were surveyed over several weeks. Questions concerning the economics, ownership structure, and regulation of the broadcast industry, as well as the character of the relationships between stations and networks, are addressed in subsequent chapters. A concluding chapter considers implications of the findings of the study that the types of programing offered, the scheduling practices associated with these programs, and the content of the programing were largely explicable in economic terms. (Author/SH)
Praeger Publishers, 111 Fourth Avenue, New York, NY 10003 ($15.00)
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