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Author Perlman, Allison, 1975- author.

Title Public interests : media advocacy and struggles over U.S. television / Allison Perlman.

Publication Info. New Brunswick, New Jersey : Rutgers University Press, [2016]


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 Axe 3rd Floor Stacks  302.2345 P422p 2016    ---  Available
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Description x, 241 pages ; 24 cm
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Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Introduction -- The battle for educational television: broadcasting and citizenship in the post-war era -- The Black freedom struggle and the broadcast reform movement -- Feminists in the wasteland fight back: the National Organization for Women and media reform -- Diversity and deregulation: the NAACP and minority media rights during the culture wars -- Fighting for a safe haven: the Parents Television Council and the restoration of the family hour -- The National Hispanic Media Coalition, Spanish-language broadcasting, and Latina/o media advocacy -- Conclusion.
Summary "Nearly as soon as television began to enter American homes in the late 1940s, social activists recognized that it was a powerful tool for shaping the nation's views. By targeting broadcast regulations and laws, both liberal and conservative activist groups have sought to influence what America sees on the small screen. Public Interests describes the impressive battles that these media activists fought and charts how they tried to change the face of American television. Allison Perlman looks behind the scenes to track the strategies employed by several key groups of media reformers, from civil rights organizations like the NAACP to conservative groups like the Parents Television Council. While some of these campaigns were designed to improve the representation of certain marginalized groups in television programming, as Perlman reveals, they all strove for more systemic reforms, from early efforts to create educational channels to more recent attempts to preserve a space for Spanish-language broadcasting. Public Interests fills in a key piece of the history of American social reform movements, revealing pressure groups' deep investments in influencing both television programming and broadcasting policy. Vividly illustrating the resilience, flexibility, and diversity of media activist campaigns from the 1950s onward, the book offers valuable lessons that can be applied to current battles over the airwaves."--Publisher's description.
Subject Television broadcasting -- Social aspects -- United States.
Television and politics -- United States.
Social movements -- United States.
Social movements. (OCoLC)fst01122657
Television and politics. (OCoLC)fst01146689
Television broadcasting -- Social aspects. (OCoLC)fst01146764
United States. (OCoLC)fst01204155
ISBN 9780813572307 (hardcover ; alk. paper)
0813572304 (hardcover ; alk. paper)
9780813572291 (pbk. ; alk. paper)
0813572290 (pbk. ; alk. paper)
9780813572314 (e-book (epub))
9780813572321 (e-book (web pdf))
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