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date: 26 February 2024

Public Broadcasting. 

Source:
The Oxford Companion to United States History
Author(s):
Anthony HarkinsAnthony Harkins

Throughout their history, public radio and television have struggled to survive in a minimally regulated broadcasting system dominated by commercial interests. Although educational radio stations airing instructional programming were prevalent in the 1920s, their numbers plummeted in the 1930s in the face of economic hard times and powerful national commercial radio networks. The limited federal regulatory legislation of the interwar years, primarily the Communications Act of ... ...

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