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ERIC Number: ED310440
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-Apr
Pages: 51
Abstractor: N/A
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Congress, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, and Independent Producers: Agenda Setting and Policy Making in Public Television.
Ivers, Susan C.
A study examined the agenda setting and policy decision-making strategies utilized by independent public television producers to incorporate an independent production service into public broadcasting reauthorization legislation during the 100th Congress (1987-1988). Public policy analysis techniques from a political science perspective and participant observation conducted during the researcher's work with the House of Representatives Subcommittee on Telecommunications and Finance sessions are used in the study. Findings indicated that although independent producers succeeded at both problem definition and alternative selection strategies, identifying a need for more diverse programming in public television and offering independent production service as an alternative, vague statutory language may result in troubled implementation. Findings also suggest that the independent production service can be viewed as a case study for a series of larger questions, each dealing with forms of public access to the public broadcasting system. (Eleven notes, 47 references, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting's Definition of an Independent Production, and excerpts from Senator Daniel Inouye's remarks concerning the Public Telecommunications Act of 1988 are attached.) (Author/RS)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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