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The Decline and Fall of Public Service Broadcasting

Michael Tracey


Public broadcasting was the single most important social, cultural, and journalistic institution of the twentieth century. In the 15 years preceding the publication of this book, it had been assaulted politically, ideologically, technologically, and was everywhere in retreat. This book considers the idea of public service broadcasting and examines in detail the assault made upon it, with specific emphasis on global developments and events in the United Kingdom, Japan, Europe, and the United States. It argues that public service broadcasting has been a vital and democratically significant insti ... More

Keywords: public broadcasting, United Kingdom, Japan, Europe, United States, political circumstances, economic circumstances, technological circumstances, liberal democracy, Weimar

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 1998 Print ISBN-13: 9780198159254
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198159254.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Michael Tracey, author
University of Boulder Colorado