ERIC Number: EJ458460
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1992
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Media and Democracy: The Emergence of Commercial Broadcasting in the United States, 1927-1935.
McChesney, Robert W.
OAH Magazine of History, v6 n4 p34-40 Spr 1992
Presents U.S. broadcasting history as the interplay between powerful commercial forces and a broadcast reform movement that opposed commercial control of the industry. Suggests that broadcast reformers developed traditions of media criticism that are useful today. Describes the lack of debate preceding the Communications Act of 1934 as a weak spot in U.S. democracy. (DK)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Historical Materials; Reports - General; Opinion Papers
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Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
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