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Federal Communications Commission

Federal Communications Commission  

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC), created by the Federal Communications Act of 1934, assumed all federal oversight of broadcasting, telephone, and telegraph services. Under the initial ...
Great Society

Great Society  

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The Great Society is the name that President Lyndon Baines Johnson gave to the outpouring of social and economic policies enacted in the United States during the 1960s. New initiatives ...
National Endowment for the Arts

National Endowment for the Arts  

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Starting in the 1950s, new not-for-profit arts organizations and regional theatres in the United States experienced unprecedented growth. Most of these companies were created initially with major ...
objectivity

objectivity  

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Media studies
[Th]The idea that things exist, or that statements about things are true, in absolute terms and independently of human existence or belief. Such a view stands in opposition to subjectivism, which ...
public and private spheres

public and private spheres  

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1. In modern sociology, respectively, the realm of politics, public institutions, and paid employment and the domestic world of the home and family relations. Public life is governed by shared norms ...
public service broadcasting

public service broadcasting  

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Any broadcasting regime with the ideal of giving priority to the interests of the general public rather than commercial interests, often framed as giving the public what it needs rather than what it ...
Public Broadcasting.

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Anthony Harkins

The Oxford Companion to United States History

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Current Version:
2004
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History, Regional and National History
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570 words
Throughout their history, public radio and television have struggled to survive in a minimally regulated broadcasting system dominated by commercial interests. Although educational radio ... More
radio

radio  

1. The first electronic mass medium of communication, involving an audio signal broadcast wirelessly in the form of radio waves from a high-power transmitter to a low-power receiver (radio set). ...
Reithianism

Reithianism  

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A vision of public service broadcasting associated with the Scotsman John Reith (1889–1971), who became managing director of the BBC in 1923 and declared that it should aim to inform, educate, and ...
television

television  

1. An electronic technology enabling the encoding and decoding of ‘moving images’ and synchronized sounds, together with their unidirectional, instantaneous, long-distance transmission and reception ...

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