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ERIC Number: ED123686
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975
Pages: 232
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Selected Speeches on Obscenity by Federal Communications Commission Chairman Dean Burch, 1969-74.
Hartenberger, Karen Schmidt
This study is a descriptive/historical account focusing on the obscenity issue and the selected manuscript speeches of Dean Burch while he served as chairman of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) from October 1969 to March 1974. Research centers on the speaker and the specific manuscript speeches, considering the timeliness and preparation procedures of the speeches and the developmental background of the issue. The study examines Burch's use of the speaking platform, during his tenure as FCC chairman, to effect change in the area of obscene or indecent broadcasting; the influences, idea sources, factors accounting for his speaking skill, and his qualifications for a speaking career; how the times (Congress, press, and the public) influenced him as a speaker; the point of view expressed; topic selection and style; and the kinds of values to which he appealed in his obscenity speeches. The final evaluation is based on the following basic measures of effectiveness: the speaker's judgment and strategies, the immediate and delayed response, and long-range effects. (Author/JM)
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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses
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