Title: History of Broadcasting in the United ...
Publisher: Oxford University Press, London, England
Publication Date: 1961
Book Condition: Near Fine
Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good+
Edition: 1st Printing
425pp/illus/several fold-outs. The birth of broadcasting covers early amateur experiments in wireless telephony in america and in england, the pioneer days at writtle in essex and elsewhere, and the coming of organized broadcasting and its rapid growth during the first four years of the bbc's existence as a private company before it became a public corporation in january 1927. briggs also considers the impact of wireless on society, and he has much to say about personalities and programmes as well as corporation policies. The issues raised between 1923 and 1927 remain pertinent today. The hard bargaining between the Post Office, private wireless interests, and the emergent British Broadcsting Company is discussed in illuminating details, together with the remarkable opposition with which the Company had to contend in its early days. Many sections of the opposition, including a powerful section of the press, seemed able to conceive of broadcasting only as competing with their own interests, never as complementing or enlarging them. One of the main themes of this volume is that of the gradual forging of the instruments of public control, DJ rubbed. Text clean. Bookseller Inventory # 009866
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