ERIC Number: ED100286
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974
Reference Count: N/A
Openly Arrived At. Report of the Twentieth Century Fund Task Force on Broadcasting and the Legislature.
Mitchell, Lee M.
An independent task force, originally asked to explore the broad area of political public affairs broadcasting, changed its focus as a result of the Watergate crisis to the future of television as a source of information on the institutions and issues of government. To reinstate the balance of power between the legislative and executive branches of government, the task force recommended that broadcasting for all public legislative sessions of the United States Congress be allowed. This coverage should be accomplished in a manner that will not disrupt the legislative process, controlled by broadcasters, and made available to the widest possible audience. A dissenting opinion, a comment, and a background paper on the history of television in legislatures are included. (Author/PF)
Descriptors: Broadcast Television, Commercial Television, Government Role, Legislators, News Reporting, Political Influences, Political Issues, Political Power, Political Socialization, Politics, Power Structure, Public Opinion, Public Policy, Public Television, Radio
Twentieth Century Fund, 41 East 70th Street, New York, N.Y. 10021 (free)
Publication Type: Books
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Twentieth Century Fund, New York, NY.