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The History of Broadcasting in the United Kingdom, Volume IThe Birth of Broadcasting$
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Asa Briggs

Print publication date: 1995

Print ISBN-13: 9780192129260

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192129260.001.0001

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The Charter

The Charter

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2. The Charter
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The History of Broadcasting in the United Kingdom, Volume I
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Asa Briggs

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192129260.003.0023

This chapter focuses on the charter of the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC). It explains that the report of the Crawford Committee was published on March 5, 1926 and on July 14 the Postmaster-General officially announced that its main recommendations were accepted by the government. It describes the press and parliamentary reactions to the report and suggests that the views in the press were more critical of the Post Office than of the BBC.

Keywords:   charter, Crawford Committee, press reaction, parliamentary reaction

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